Sunday, June 5, 2011

Summer Reading (Sure, why not? Everyone else is doing it)

I'm in a better mood today, it comes and goes in a rather Bipolar-like pattern.

So, as summer is upon us (12 more days of school, WOOHOO!) my school finds it a good idea to force upon us books that, well, (pardon my French) suck eggs. They're either boy oriented, popular-girl oriented (thanks for the stereotyping), or books that most people have already read. So, even though I've done this before, I'm going to make a list of my FAVORITE books/series of all time! (In order of favorites)

  1. The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan. It's a sequel to The Percy Jackson series, and it just came out last fall. However, if you have read the previous series, I do not recommend you read it until this fall. Why? Because there's a horrible cliffhanger at the end and the next book hasn't come out yet. CURSE YOU AND YOUR AWESOMENESS, RICK RIORDAN! He's been teasing us in The Kane Series. Ex: "Manhattan has...other...problems." "We compare him to our Roman god, Vulcan." "We couldn't just go to Pluto's realm like all the other respectable Romans..." "I swear I saw a winged horse fly over Manhattan once."

  2. Percy Jackson and The Olympians by Rick Riordan (Sorry, he's my favorite author)

  3. The Throne of Fire by Rick Riordan

  4. The Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan

  5. The Harry Potter Series by (doh) J.K. Rowling

  6. The Circle of Magic Series by Tamora Pierce

  7. 11 Birthdays by Wendy Mass

  8. The Girl Who Could Fly by Victoria Forester. If you chose to read this and you get to the very sad part about the main character, do not despair, all is not lost. This book also includes the most evilly horrid villain ever.

  9. They Key to Rondo by Emily Rodda (I love Mimi)

  10. Magic Can be Murder by Vivian Vande Velde. This book has something for everybody. There's romance, comedy, magic, mystery, horror, and, frankly, epicness.

  11. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. OK, so I'm only on chapter two, but it's good so far.

  12. Radiance by Alyson Noel (with the two dot things over the e)

  13. Ingo by Helen Dunmore. Not much of a climax, but it's still good.

  14. The Garden of Eve by K.L. Going. Be warned, this book is incredibly sad.

  15. Avalon Web of Magic by Rachel Roberts

  16. Stolen Children by Peg Kehret

  17. Heartbeat by Sharon Creech

  18. Half Magic by Edward Eager. It's for younger kids, but I still suggest you read it.

  19. Eggs by Jerry Spinelli

  20. The Boy Who Dared by Susan Campbell Bartoletti (about the Holocaust)

  21. White Fang by Jack London

  22. Mandy by Julie Edwards (Yes, the actor and once-was singer)

  23. The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis

  24. Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech

  25. Inkheart by Cornilia Funke. I didn't find Inkspell and Inkdeath to be as good.
Ehehehe....I read too much. And for the record, most of those books were extremely hard to place.

Now for the books I plan to read this Summer.

  1. The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne

  2. Forbidden Sea by Sheila A. Nielson

  3. Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli

  4. The Lightning Thief (again) by Rick Riordan, and possibly the rest of the Percy Jackson Series

Radiance was on that list too, but...ehehe....I read fast.

Now for books I suggest you don't read and why

  1. Thirteenth Child by Patricia C. Wrede. There are just somethings that you don't mix. One of them being magic and the great western frontier.

  2. Heroes of The Valley by Jonathan Stroud. It's not that it's not good, it's just at a lot higher reading level than mine. And I'm at 12.5
And now, for a picture of all of my favorites stacked (Minus Heartbeat and Eggs because I don't own them. Oh, and The Throne of Fire because I have no clue where it is...)

:D Okay, that's it. I hope you read (and enjoy) those books! Remember, they're epic!



Kestrel Shadowthistle said...

You haven't read Kiki Strike? GO READ IT RIGHT NOW!!!!!!!!

Heather Raven said...

Okay, I think I need to read Thirteenth Child now. xD

Vanessa Sunshade said...

I actually read a lot of these. Some other reccomendations(stuff I like, since we seem to like similar books): the other Tamora Pierce books (Known as the Tortall books. Google it, I'm lazy and there's like... 15 of them.) Daughters of the Moon (also has mythology in it, like Percy Jackson. By Lynne Ewing. Starts with Goddess of the Night. There's 13 in all.) Warriors (Or Warrior Cats, by Erin Hunter. Starts with Into the Wild, and has 22 books, 7 extras, 10 mangas... and isn't done.)and Brandon Sanderson books (Warbreaker, Elantris, the Mistborn Trilogy, and the Alcatraz series.) They're all fantasy fiction. I'll check out some of the ones you listed, they sound really good.

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I was thinking the same thing about the Kane chronicles! So many hints, so less answers!