This page contains recommendations and/or reviews of print and audio books that I have read.  Even if I have not yet reviewed the book, I may link its title to My Amazon Store, where you can read other reviews and buy the book from  If you’re not ready or able to buy, why not borrow a copy from your local library?  Since I am a high school librarian, many of my selections are Young Adult novels.  If you have read the book I’ve reviewed and would like to add your own remarks or if you want to recommend similar reading, please feel free to comment on this page.

More titles are coming — I’m just getting started!

Book Categories:

Young Adult Books:  Best — 5-star rating
St. Iggy by K.L. Going
Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes by Chris Crutcher
How I Live Now by Meg Rosoff
Rats Saw God by Rob Thomas
The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult

Young Adult Books:  Better — 4-star rating
Feed by M.T. Anderson
Fat Kid Rules the World by K.L. Going
Twilight (Book 1 of Twilight trilogy) by Stephenie Meyer
New Moon (Book 2 of Twilight trilogy) by Stephenie Meyer
Eclipse (Book 3 of Twilight trilogy) by Stephenie Meyer — just published, not read yet.
Queen’s Own Fool by Jane Yolen and Robert Harris

Young Adult Books:  Good — 3-star rating
King Dork by Frank Portman
Friction by E.R. Frank
Iceman by Chris Lynch
Whale Talk by Chris Crutcher

Young Adult Books:  Books to Movies (individual ratings)
Because of Winn-Dixie
Freak the Mighty
/ The Mighty (movie title)
Girl With a Pearl Earring

Harry Potter Stuff:  All Books and Movies Rated 5-star
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Emotional Intelligence
Emotional Intelligence:  Why It Can Matter More than I.Q. by Daniel Goleman
See my post.

Social Trends:  Popular sociology titles that I have discussed in my posts
The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell — See my post.

2 responses to “BOOKS

  1. Do you sell the Harry Potter CD’s?

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s