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Anna and the French Kiss

Anna and the French Kiss
By Stephanie Perkins Dutton, 2010 Audience: All Teens
From Goodreads: Anna is looking forward to her senior year in Atlanta, where she has a great job, a loyal best friend, and a crush on the verge of becoming more. Which is why she is less than thrilled about being shipped off to boarding school in Paris - until she meets Etienne St. Clair: perfect, Parisian (and English and American, which makes for a swoon-worthy accent), and utterly irresistible. The only problem is that he's taken, and Anna might be, too, if anything comes of her almost-relationship back home. As winter melts into spring, will a year of romantic near - misses end with the French kiss Anna - and readers - have long awaited?

Top Ten Tuesday: Future Classics

Top Ten Tuesday Hosted by The Broke and the Bookish
Top Ten Books Written In The Past 10 Years That I Hope People Are Still Reading In 30 Years

This book was good -- one of my favorites. I think everyone should read it.

Going Too Far

Going Too Far
By Jennifer Echols
Pocket Books/MTV Books, 2009
Audience: Older Teens

From Goodreads
All Meg has ever wanted is to get away. Away from high school. Away from her backwater town. Away from her parents who seem determined to keep her imprisoned in their dead-end lives. But one crazy evening involving a dare and forbidden railroad tracks, she goes way too far...and almost doesn't make it back.

John made a choice to stay. To enforce the rules. To serve and protect. He has nothing but contempt for what he sees as childish rebellion, and he wants to teach Meg a lesson she won't soon forget. But Meg pushes him to the limit by questioning everything he learned at the police academy. And when he pushes back, demanding to know why she won't be tied down, they will drive each other to the edge -- and over....

Top Ten Non-Bookish Sites

Top Ten Tuesday Hosted by The Broke and the Bookish Top Ten Non-Bookish Sites that I Read
Well, this is tough.
I never realized how bookish my web time is.
BBC NewsMy local banking websiteew.comwww.wikipedia.orgRetail sites like Best Buy and Target Not too exciting, huh? I didn't even feel the need to link any of them.
What about everyone else?


By Hallie Fryd
Zest Books, 2012
Audience: Older Teens

From Goodreads:
Do you love a good scandal? This book includes 50 juicy pop culture, political, and entertainment-related scandals complete with photos, event synopses, and a look at why it went down in history and how it continues to influence us today. Other features include famous quotes and a section on where the players are now. Teens will get the dish on:

Real Live Boyfriends

Real Live Boyfriends
By E. Lockhart
Delacorte Books for Young Readers, 2010
Audience: All Teens

From Goodreads:
Ruby Oliver is in love. Or it would be love, if Noel, her real live boyfriend, would call her back. But Noel seems to have turned into a pod-robot lobotomy patient, and Ruby can’t figure out why.

Not only is her romantic life a shambles:
Her dad is eating nothing but Cheetos,
Her mother’s got a piglet head in the refrigerator,
Hutch has gone to Paris to play baguette air guitar,
Gideon shows up shirtless,
And the pygmy goat Robespierre is no help whatsoever.

The Night Circus

The Night Circus
By Erin Morgenstern
Doubleday, 2011
Audience: All Teens
Challenge: TBR Pile!

From Goodreads:
The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not. Within the black-and-white striped canvas tents is an utterly unique experience full of breathtaking amazements. It is calledLe Cirque des RĂªves, and it is only open at night.

Anya's Ghost (Re-read)

Anya's Ghost
By Vera Brosgol
First Second, 2011
Audience: All Teens

From Goodreads:
Anya could really use a friend. But her new BFF isn’t kidding about the “Forever” part...

Of all the things Anya expected to find at the bottom of an old well, a new friend was not one of them. Especially not a new friend who’s been dead for a century.

Falling down a well is bad enough, but Anya’s normal life might actually be worse. She’s embarrassed by her family, self-conscious about her body, and she’s pretty much given up on fitting in at school. A new friend—even a ghost—is just what she needs.

Kiss Me Kill Me vs. Who I Kissed

These two books sound crazy similar... I have read Kiss Me Kill Me. When I saw the description of Who I Kissed on NetGalley, I immediately thought of Lauren Henderson's book. If you look on Goodreads, (click on the picture to go there) I'm not the only one who thought so. Other comments say the same thing.


By Jessica Anthony, Rodrigo Corral
Razorbill, 2012
Audience: All Teens

From Goodreads:
After her mother died, Glory retreated into herself and her music. Her single father raised her as a piano prodigy, with a rigid schedule and the goal of playing sold-out shows across the globe. Now, as a teenager, Glory has disappeared. As we flash back to the events leading up to her disappearance, we see a girl on the precipice of disaster. Brilliant and lonely, Glory is drawn to an artistic new boy, Frank, who moves in next door. The farther she falls, the deeper she spirals into madness. Before long, Glory is unable to play anything but the song "Chopsticks."

Waiting On: Of Poseidon

Waiting on Wednesday Hosted by Breaking the Spine

Of Poseidon By Anna Banks Scheduled release: May 22, 2012

How They Croaked

How They Croaked: The Awful Ends of the Awfully Famous
By Georgia Bragg
Walker & Company, 2011
Audience: All Teens (Except hypochondriacs, especially boys)

From Goodreads:
Over the course of history men and women have lived and died. In fact, getting sick and dying can be a big, ugly mess-especially before the modern medical care that we all enjoy today.How They Croakedrelays all the gory details of how nineteen world figures gave up the ghost. For example:


By Doug TenNapel
Scholastic, Inc, 2010
Audience: All Teens

From Goodreads:
Imagine Garth Hale's surprise when he's accidentally zapped to the spirit world by Frank Gallows, a washed-out ghost wrangler. Suddenly Garth finds he has powers the ghosts don't have, and he's stuck in a world run by the evil ruler of Ghostopolis, who would use Garth's newfound abilities to rule the ghostly kingdom. When Garth meets Cecil, his grandfather's ghost, the two search for a way to get Garth back home, and nearly lose hope until Frank Gallows shows up to fix his mistake.


Forever By Judy Blume Pan Children's, 1975 Audience: Older Teens
From Goodreads: Katherine and Michael meet at a New Year's Eve party. They're attracted to each other, they grow to love each other. And once they've decided their love is forever, they make love.

It's the beginning of an intense and exclusive relationship, with a future all planned. Until Katherine's parents insist that she and Michael put their love to the test with a summer apart...

Song of the Sparrow

Song of the Sparrow
By Lisa Ann Sandell
Scholastic, Inc, 2007
Audience: All teens

From Goodreads:
The year is 490 AD. Fiery 16-year-old Elaine of Ascolat, the daughter of one of King Arthur's supporters, lives with her father on Arthur's base camp, the sole girl in a militaristic world of men. Elaine's only girl companion is the mysterious Morgan, Arthur's older sister, but Elaine cannot tell Morgan her deepest secret: She is in love with Lancelot, Arthur's second-in-command. However, when yet another girl -- the lovely Gwynivere-- joins their world, Elaine is confronted with startling emotions of jealousy and rivalry. But can her love for Lancelot survive the birth of an empire?

Top Ten Books You'd Like to See as a Movie

Top Ten Tuesday Hosted by the Broke and the Bookish
Seriously? What good book HASN'T BEEN made into a movie? It seems like that's the only way movies are made now. But I'm going to give this a shot anyway.

Running Out of Time - Margaret Peterson Haddix I've never seen the village, but this book should get a true adaptation.
Dash and Lily's Book of Dares - Rachel Cohn and David Levithan It's so sweet and so suspenseful. You really want these two to meet. It would be a super-cute movie. Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist worked.
Pie - Sarah Weeks I'm reading this one now. It's a good mystery/historical fiction. I think it would make a great, exciting movie.
Chopsticks - Jessica Anthony This one has that twist in it, so it would be a good movie. 

Chomp - Carl Hiaasen Action packed! I want to see it! And Hoot made such a GOOD movie.
The Scorpio Races - Maggie Stiefvater I could see everything that the author described in this book. Wonderful. I would want t…