Books - 2014

What we have loved
Others will love
And we will teach them how
- William Wordsworth
I love reading. If I could be paid to be a professional reader, it would be a dream job. As an English teacher, I also read lots of Young Adult Fiction, so I can recommend great books to my leaners. However, my memory is shocking. Therefore, I have decided to keep a record of all the great books I read this year, so I have an archive to refer to for myself, my friends, my PLN and my learners.

Novels
Eleanor & Park* by Rainbow Rowell
Legend* by Marie Lu
Prodigy* by Marie Lu
Champion* by Marie Lu
Every You, Every Me* by David Levithan
Fangirl* by Rainbow Rowell
Trackers* by Patrick Carman
Doll Bones* by Holly Black
Mice by Gordon Reece
Flora and Ulysses by Kate DiCamillo
The Impossible Knife of Memory by Laurie Halse Anderson
The Chocolate War by Robert Cormier
So Yesterday by Scott Westerfeld
The Lover's Dictionary by David Levithan
The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
More Than This by Patrick Ness
The Beginning of Everything by Robyn Schnieder
The Village by the Sea Anita Desai
Faking Normal by Courtney C. Stevens
Hate List by Jennifer Brown
Attachments by Rainbow Rowell
Hatchet by Gary Paulsen
Twelve by Nick McDonnell
Loser by Jerry Spinelli
Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech
Misfits by James Howe
Boy Meets Boy by David Levithan
The Circle by David Eggers
Under the Skin by Michael Faber
The Great Gatsby by F Scott Fitzgerald
William Shakespeare's The Empire Striketh Back (William Shakespeare's Star Wars Trilogy) by Ian Doescher
The Tragedy Paper by Elizabeth Laban
Panic by Lauren Oliver
The Other Normals by Ned Vizzini
The Last Book in the Universe by Rodman Philbrick
If I Stay by Gayle Forman
Panopticon by Jenni Fagan
Vagabond by AP Wolf
Paper Towns by John Green
Orange is the New Black by Piper Kerman
We Were Liars by E Lockhart
Little Brother* by Cory Doctorow
Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta
Standing in Another Man's Grave by Ian Rankin
A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
Me, Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews
House Rules by Jodi Picoult
The Draughtsmen by Luna Della
Landline by Rainbow Rowell
Amy & Roger's Epic Detour by Morgan Matson
If I Stay by Gayle Forman (2nd time)
Orfeo by Richard Powers
Forgive me, Leonard Peacock by Matthew Quick
Paying Guest by Sarah Waters
Let's Get Lost by Adi Alsaid
Where She Went (If I Stay Book 2) by Gayle Forman
Sky Burial by Xinran
The Sleeper and the Spindle by Neil Gaiman
Hansel and Gretal by Neil Gaiman
The Christmas Train by David Baldacci
The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
(62)

Graphic Novels
A Wrinkle in Time: The Graphic Novel* by Madeleine L'Engle and Hope Larson
Solanin* by Inio Asano
Daytripper* by Gabriel Moon and Fabio Ba
The Complete Persepolis* by Marjane Satrapi
Little White Duck by Na liu and Andrés Vera Martinéz
Saints* by Gene Luen Yang
Boxers* by Gene Luen Yang
Dante's Divine Comedy by Seymour Chwast
V for Vendetta by Alan Moore and David Lloyd
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury and Tima Hamilton
American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang
The Hound of the Baskervilles by Conan Doyle, Edginton and Culbard
Macbeth by Martin Powell and F. Daniel
Moby Dick by Lance Stahlberg
The Call of the Wild by Jack London
The Graveyard Book Vol. 1 by Neil Gaiman and P Craig Russell
The Graveyard Book Vol. 2 by Neil Gaiman and P Craig Russell
(17)

Non-Fiction
The Sketchnote Handbook by Mike Rohde
The Book Whisperer by Donalyn Miller
Invent to Learn by Sylvia Libow Martinez and Gary S Stager
The Accidental Creative by Todd Henry
Wreck this Journal by Keri Smith
Sketch Your World by James Hobbs
Common Core Creativity: Language Arts Fun in the Classroom!: 30 Projects and Activities for Middle School ELA by Garrett M Carter
Common Core Curriculum Maps in English Language Arts: Grades 6-8 by Common Core
It Starts With Food by Dallas and Melissa Hartwig
Vegan Paleo Recipe Book by Ellen Jaffe Jones
Thrive Energy Cookbook by Brendan Brazier
Twist and Loop: Dozens of Jewelry Designs to Knit and Crochet with Wire by Annie Modesitt
Storygami by Michael G LaFoss
Writing Down the Bones: Freeing the Writer Within by Natalie Goldberg
Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal? by Jeanette Winterson
On Writing by Stephen King
Raw and Simple by Judita Wignall
Rawsome Vegan Baking by Emily von Euw
Graphic Design for Non-Designers by Tony Seddon and Jane Waterhouse
Artisan Vegan Cheese by Miyoko Schinner
The Non-Dairy Evolution Cookbook: A Modernist Culinary Approach to Plant-Based, Dairy Free Foods by Skye Michael Conroy
The Cat Whisperer by Mieshelle Nagelschneider
(23)

Audio Books
The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
(1)

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OTHER BOOK LIST RECOMMENDATIONS
Please send me the link to yours and I would love to include it :)

My Must Read List for 2014
My Summer Reading List 2013
Middle School Reader Recommendations by Carrie Gelson (@CarrieGelson)
2013 Chapter Book Challenge List by Carrie Gelson (@CarrieGelson)
2014 Reading List by by Chris Couch (@the_explicator)
2013 Reading List by Chris Couch (@the_explicator)

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A Book a Month Challenge
Read a new release every month in 2014

* Link takes you to my review of the book