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
MORREEEEEEE GRIFFINS! THIS TIME CUBSSSS! THOUGH THE CLIFFHANGERS ARE HORRIBLE EVERY TIME I READ IT.
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.....)