Feb 15

Books for the Book Club!


Here are some of my favorite books in no order of favoritism (though I gotta say that The Naiad Chronicles is a very, very, VERY good series....). I hope we can read them in the book club! (Sorry for the corniness of some of these short summaries)

1. Dragon Slippers by Jessica Day George

I have read this book many times, but it always excites me. I really like the characters and the plot. I hope it can become a movie sometime

2. Tuesdays at the Castle by Jessica Day George

A moving castle + a GRIFFIN= awesomeness!!! Who doesn’t love Griffins!!!!!

3. Song of the Summer King by Jess E. Owen

One of my favorite titles ever! IT HAS GRIFFINS SO IT IS SUPER GREAT! It is a self published book though, so not many libraries have it in their system.

4. The Stranger Next Door by Peg Kehret and Pete the Cat

Yes, this book was coauthored by a cat. Cats are awesome. So is this book.

5. Cracker: The Best Dog in Vietnam by Cynthia Kadohata

This is a super good book, one of my all time favorites (makes me cr though!), but there is violence and a few swear words. It’s about a scout dog in the Vietnam war.

6. Pie by Sarah Weeks

A pie recipe is left by will to a fat cat. I need to name my next white cat Lardo.

7. Dragon Rider by Cornelia Funke

THERE ARE DRAGONS!!!! AND BROWNIES (not the normal kind, though! Mythical kind!) SO THIS BOOK IS AWESOME. It’s written by a German author and the next book in the series is coming or came out soon/ recently!

8. Hello, Goodbye, I Love You by Pamela Mueller

More animal stories! This one is about a dog named Aloha who is being raised as a seeing eye dog.

9. The Land of Stories, The Wishing Spell by Chris Colfer

IT MIGHT BE A MOVIEEEEEEE! EEK. This book is about twins who fall into a fairy tale book and try to get home. It seems easy but it’s actually really complicated.

10. The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart

‘Poison apples, poison worms. Brush your teeth and kill the germs.’ Yes, I’ve read this book so many times that I have parts of it memorized.

11. The Secret of the Mansion by Julie Campbell

Two girls who try to solve the mystery of a mysterious mansion.

12. Story Thieves by James Riley

MORE PEOPLE WHO GET SUCKED INTO BOOKS! And a girl who can jump into books.

13. The Menagerie by Kari and Tui Sutherland


14. The Naiad Chronicles: Vision by Elizabeth- Rose Best

Another one of my favorites! THERE ARE CATS, DRAGONS, AND GRIFFINS!!!!!! (And also Manticores who like doughnuts) SO ITS SUPER GOOD! AND THE CLIFFHANGER FOR BOOK THREE IS HORRIBLE. ARG

15. The Rose Legacy by Jessica Day George

This book is set in a place where horses are illegal because they caused a terrible illness. Or DID THEY? (And one of the main characters reminds me of Dewberry)


(I read a lot.....)

Feb 15

Ive read some, didnt like, and liked some.

Feb 15

@Love Those Cats Dragon Slipper and Dragon Rider I didn't really like, I loved Pie and Land of Stories! My teacher semi-read Story Thieves.

I need to look into some of these. I've read and LOVED Mysterious Benedict Society, I've heard of Cynthia Kadohata (or however it's spelled), and I love the WOF series by Tui Sutherland.

The Mystery Benedict Society is one of the best out there!!! I have all the books on audiobook and I listen to them so MUCH! I was even kinda considering dressing up as Kate for Halloween last year! (but my family doesn’t do Halloween so I didn’t)

you HAVE to read Cracker. It’s such an amazing story and another of my frequently listened to audiobooks. Just bewhere that there are people dying because it set during and in the Vietnam War. It’s in the views of a scout dog who sniffs out bombs and her handler.

(and also the Menagerie is better than the newest WOF books. Darkness of Dragons has a super week plot line)

Feb 17

That is quite a list of books Cats, and they all sound really interesting

It is! And they are! I really recommend reading Story Thieves and Cracker.

Okay, I so I haven't read all these books, but the ones you have on your list are some of my favorites! Here are the ones I have:


1 .Dragon Slippers (by Jessica Day George) (Awesome book and series!!)

2. Tuesdays at the Castle by (Jessica Day George) (actually, I've read the whole series, =) but I'll leave it just as Tuesdays at the Castle.)

3. Song of the Summer King (by Jess E. Owen) (I've read the series of this too, so amazing! Griffins are my favorite animals. Sorry, pegasi...)

4. Dragon Rider (by Cornelia Funke) (Did you know there is now a second book after like 8 years?!)

5. Story Thieves (by James Riley) (Such a great series!!! I LOVED Pick the Plot!)


(After looking at the list, let's just say that the books I have read are so good I also read the other books in the series too.) =)


Thanks for this list, Love Those Cats! It brings back so many memories of so many inspirational books.

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