Saturday, January 21, 2012

ALA Midwinter Meeting!

I'm at the ALA conference! I cannot believe how many books I have picked up! I just can't wrap my mind around it....it's totally crazy! I'll have to do a post later listing some of the books I picked up that I'm super pumped about!

Also, I kind of have a problem. I literally do not know how I'm going to take all of these books plus the books my friends got and drive back home. The car is going to explode from books.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

My Top Reads of 2011

So I read over 200 books in 2011 and I wanted to list my favorites from the year. It's always interesting to look back over the year and see what books you loved and what books were lackluster.

So here the fiction books that I gave ratings of 5 stars on Goodreads. (I use the 5 star rating on Goodreads as opposed to my four star rating on my blog.)


5 Star Children's Picture Books


Should I Share My Ice Cream by Mo Willems

Shadow by Suzy Lee

Art & Max by David Wiesner

Me...Jane by Patrick McDonnell

Hooray for Amanda & Her Alligator by Mo Willems


5 Star Juvenile Book

Scumble by Ingrid Law


5 Star Young Adult Books

Paranormalcy by Kiersten White

Matched by Ally Condie

Behemoth by Scott Westerfeld

Goliath by Scott Westerfeld

Ship Breaker by Paolo Bacigalupi


Divergent by Veronica Roth.

And there you have it! What were your favorites of the year?