January 10th, 2013 by Nancy
Since it’s a new year, why not start fresh with a new reading list? Here are just a few books — new and old — I’m looking forward to reading (or re-reading) in 2013:
At the top of my list:
Rivers of Fire (Atherton Book #2) by Patrick Carman
Karen recommended the first book in the series, The House of Power and now I’m hooked! Hm, what’s the best way to describe it? Kids from different levels of society — and I mean literal levels — rising against power hungry villains. It’s a science fiction book but the setting has a few dashes of historical fiction feeling. Also, giant bug creatures that eat humans whole. Yeah.
The Fake Mustache by Tom Angleberger
Mary Kate, age 11, submitted a review for The Fake Mustache. Lenny Flem Jr. is the only one standing between his evil-genius best friend (Casper, a master of disguise and hypnosis) and world domination! Even though Mary Kate only gave it 3.5 stars, I’m intrigued! Just take a look at that hilarious book cover! I really liked The Strange Case of Origami Yoda, so Tom Angleberger is good in my book. Or, his books.
Henry and the Incredibly Incorrigible, Inconveniently Intelligent Smart Human by Lynn Messina
In a world of robots, Henry has been upgraded 13 times but still can’t keep up with the other robots in his classs… so he gets a human (a HueManTech ETC-420- GX-2 model) to help him out. This is a twist I hadn’t heard of before! What happens when Henry the robot realizes that his human has feelings just like him?
And here are some more:
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum
The movie is out this spring, so I better brush on up on some magician-vs.-witches tactics.
Sea of Monsters (Percy Jackson and the Olympians #2) by Rick Riordan
The movie is out this summer (FINALLY!), so I better brush on up on some demigod-vs.-monsters tactics.
Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
(For kids ages 12+) The movie sequel is out this autumn, so I better brush up on some fight-to-the-death tactics.
The House of Hades by Rick Riordan
Once again, Rick Riordan tortures us — this time by waiting until October to release the next installment in the Heroes of Olympus series. The cover hasn’t even been released yet!
Ack! This is a short version of my reading list and it doesn’t even count new great books that I don’t even know about yet! After all, it’s only January! On the other hand, it’s already eight days into the year! I feel like I don’t have enough tiiiimmmmmeeee… *deep breath* *awkward pause* So… anyway… what books are on YOUR to-read list for 2013?
Nancy has quite a bit of brushing up to do this year, on a variety of topics and skill sets.