My mother always told me: If you don't have something nice to say, then don't say anything at all. I've applied that to my philosophy on book reviews. I only write about books I would recommend. Feel free to let me know what you've think about these books in the comments.

Across the Universe by Beth Revis
Matched by Ally Condie
Marcelo in the Real World by Francisco X. Stork
Ballad by Maggie Stiefvater
Home of the Brave by Katherine Applegate
Drums, Girls & Dangerous Pie by Jordan Sonnenblick
Bone by Jeff Smith
Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
Gregor the Overlander series by Suzanne Collins
Wishing Well by James Pearsall
Savvy by Ingrid Law
Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford
Minnie and Moo go to the Moon by Denys Cazet

Books by Bloggers
Tips on Having a (Gay) Ex-Boyfriend by Carrie Jones, The Emerald Tablet by P.J. Hoover, Nothing but Ghosts by Beth Kephart, Undercover by Beth Kephart, Take the Reins by Jessica Burkhart, Defiance by Valerie Hobbs, Letting go of Bobby James, or How I found Myself of Steam by Valerie Hobbs, Silver Phoenix by Cindy Pon, Theodosia and the Serpents of Chaos by R.L. LaFevers, Paris Pan Takes the Dare by Cynthea Liu, The Passion Flower Massacre by Nicola Morgan, I So Don't Do Mysteries by Barrie Summy

Bloggers, Books and Pushups
Hop! Plop! by Corey Schwartz, Magickeepers by Erica Kirov, Writer Mama by Christina Katz, A New Job for Dilly by Rena Jones

Favorites Read in 2009
Modern Retellings of East of the Sun and West of the Moon

Books Read in 2011
Recommended reads are in blue

23. The Water Wars by Cameron Stracher
22. Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan
21. Dairy Queen by Catherine Gilbert Murdoch
       Sweet story of discovering how the people you think you know, are so much more than you thought they were.

20. Ascend by Amanda Hocking
      Self-published wonderkind. In the hands of a good editor, this series would RAWK!!

19. Torn by Amanda Hocking
18. Switched by Amanda Hocking
17. The Youngest Templar: Orphan of Destiny by Michael P. Spradlin
16. The Youngest Templar: Trail of Fate by Michael P. Spradlin 
15. The Youngest Templar: Keeper of the Grail by Michael P. Spradlin
      Awesome middle grade adventure series. I read all three in just two days.

14. The Candy Shop Wars by Brendan Mull
13. Camo Girl by Kekla Magoon
      Wonderful middle grade novel about acceptance, fitting in and staying true to yourself

12. The Giver by Lois Lowry
11. The Replacement by Brenna Yovanoff
10. We Hear the Dead by Dianne Salerni
      Wonderful historical fiction. Held my attention from beginning to end.

  9. What Would Jane Austen Do? by Laurie Brown
  8. Wish by Alexandra Bullen
  7. Harmonic Feedback by Tara Kelly       
      Excellent story, excellent writing and a sweet romance as well.

  6. The Other Mr. Darcy by Monica Fairview
  5. Aphrodite's Kiss by Julie Kenner
  4. No Good Deed by Mary McDonald
  3. A Scattered Life by Karen McQuestion
  2. Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly
  1. Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkes
      This book is so much more than the cover would lead you to believe. 
      Fabulous writing, excellent characters, and yeah, hot kissing :)

Books Read in 2010

103. The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson
      Beautiful writing and seriously hot kissing scenes. I devoured this book.
102. Love that Dog by Sharon Creech
101. Save the Cat Strikes Back by Blake Snyder
      Another great craft book on how to structure your writing.

100. City of Glass by Cassandra Clare
      The plotting in these books is really obvious, but I fell in love with the characters. Great tension, great kissing :-)

99. City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare
98. City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
97. Always a Witch by Carolyn MacCullough
96. Paranormalcy by Kiersten White
95. Demonglass by Rachel Hawkins
      Even better than the first book. I love these characters.

94. As You Wish by Jackson Pearce
93. Shooting the Moon by Frances O'Roark Dowell
92. Everlasting by Angie Frazier
      Blending historical and romance with adventure and magic, this novel kept me turning pages late into the night.

91. Peter & the Starcatchers by Dave Barry & Ridley Pearson
      This fun middle grade novel adds so much to the Peter Pan lore. The kids absolutely loved it.

90. Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green & David Levithan
89. Flipped by Wendelin Van Draanen
88. Magic Under Glass by Jaclyn Dolamore
      Magical, beautiful, I can't wait for the next one. A lovely steampunk novel.

87. Out of the Dust by Karen Hesse
86. Losing Faith by Denise Jaden
      Equal parts mystery, romance and coming-of-age, this thought-provoking novel stayed with me for days.

85. Tell me a Secret by Holly Cupala
84. The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen
83. Nightshade by Andrea Cremer
82. Emotional Intensity in Gifted Students by Christine Fonseca
      As the mother of an intense, gifted child, this book was life changing. Thank you Christine!

81. Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt
80. Crossing Over by Anna Kendall
79. You Wish by Mandy Hubbard
78. Fablehaven: Rise of the Evening Star by Brandon Mull
77. Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins
76. Unwind by Neal Schusterman
      Horrific, chilling, but ultimately redemptive. Brilliantly done.

75. Across the Universe by Beth Revis
      A murder mystery, a political thriller, a space fantasy, a medical intrigue and a love story. So much to love.

74. Food, Girls & Other Things I Can't Have by Allen Zadoff
      One of the funniest books I've ever read, full of pathos and wonderful characters. Great debut.

73. Dangerous Neighbors by Beth Kephart
72. Cinders by Michelle Davidson Argyle
71. The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein
        I fell in love with Enzo, with his dog-like perspective on doors and people, his growing human emotions and the story 
       of his master, Denny. This book is wonderful on so many different levels.
70. Save the Cat! by Blake Snyder
      Best book on craft. Ever. If you struggle with structure, you have to read this book.
69. Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
68. Swindle by Gordon Korman
67. If I Stay by Gayle Forman
66. Tangled by Carolyn Mackler
65. Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech
64. Looking for Alaska by John Green
63. Artemis Fowl: The Atlantis Complex by Eoin Colfer
62. Chains by Laurie Halse Andersen
61. The Dark Divine by Bree Despain
60. Zen and the Art of Faking It by Jordan Sonnenblick
59. Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan
58. Dirty Little Secrets by C.J. Omololu
57. Leaving Gee's Bend by Irene Latham
56. Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta
55. I Heart You, You Haunt Me by Lisa Schroeder
54. Ruined by Paula Morris
53. The Deathday Letter by Shaun David Hutchinson
52. The Mouse and the Motorcycle by Beverly Cleary
51. The Cabinet of Wonders by Marie Rutkoski
50. Life, Liberty and Pursuit by Susan Kaye Quinn
49. The Second Base Club by Greg Trine
48. Catch me in Castile by Kimberley Troutte
47. White Cat by Holly Black
46. Paris Pan Takes the Dare by Cynthea Lieu
45. I So Don't Do Makeup by Barrie Summie
44. The Clockwork Three by Matthew Kirby
43. Grimoire: The Curse of the Midions by Brad Strickland
42. The Last Best Days of Summer by Valerie Hobbs
41. Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld
40. Matched by Ally Condie
      The beauty of this book is in the subtlety used to create this chilling, dystopian world.

39. Nathaniel Fludd and the Basilisk's Lair by R. L. LaFevers
38. Twenty-Somewhere by Kristan Hoffman
37. Tentacles by Roland Smith
      Great middle grade adventure novel. I can't wait for the next in this series.

36. When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead
35. Powerless by Matthew Cody
34. I'd Tell You I Love You But Then I'd Have to Kill You by Ally Carter
33. Heartbeat by Sharon Creech
32. Maze Runner by James Dashner
31. I am Morgan Le Fay by Nancy Springer
30. Fablehaven by Brandon Mull
29. The Heart is not a Size by Beth Kephart
      My favorite book so far by Beth Kephart.

28. Leap Day by Wendy Maas
27. Princess for Hire by Lindsay Leavitt
26. Linger by Maggie Stiefvater

25. Angus, Thongs and Full Frontal Snogging by Louise Rennison
24. The Gods of Manhattan by Scott Mebus
23. The Unusual Suspects (Sisters Grimm, book 2) by Michael Buckley
22. House of Dance by Beth Kephart
21. Skeleton Key by Anthony Horowitz
20. Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick
19. Hero by Perry Moore
18. Marcello in the Real World by Francisco X. Stork

17. The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin
16. Inkspell by Cornelia Funke
15. Flygirl by Sherri L. Smith
14. Captivate by Carrie Jones
13. Once a Witch by Carolyn MacCullough
12. Evermore by Alyson Noël
11. Angels and Demons by Dan Brown
10. A Crooked Kind of Perfect by Linda Urban
9. Wake by Lisa McMann
8. Maximum Ride: School's Out Forever by James Patterson
7. The Grimm Legacy by Polly Shulman
6. Home of the Brave by Katherine Applegate
5. Notes From the Midnight Driver by Jordan Sonnenblick
4. Monsoon Summer by Mitali Perkins
3. Drums, Girls & Dangerous Pie by Jordan Sonnenblick
2. Once was Lost by Sarah Zarr
1. No Talking by Andrew Clements

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