Revising Reading Lists

January 10th, 2013 by

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

Nancy has quite a bit of brushing up to do this year, on a variety of topics and skill sets.

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3 Responses

  • Renee writes:
    January 17th, 2013 at 6:08 pm

    You have me salivating over these great reads! I just read the Wonderful Wizard of Oz just last year. It’s quite different from the Judy Garland movie version! I actually want to read some of the other books in the Oz series. I haven’t read them since elementary school, but I really loved them.

    I’m visiting from the Kid Lit Blog Hop. I’m from Mother Daughter Book Reviews. Thanks for linking in this week and for introducing me to your FANTASTIC site. I would love to follow you by email – is that an option? Glad I met you two! 🙂

    • Karen from Kidsmomo writes:
      January 21st, 2013 at 11:42 pm

      Hi, Renee! Thanks for your kind comment and for spreading the word about Kidsmomo! We don’t currently offer a way to follow Kidsmomo by email. You’ve already found us on Twitter and Goodreads; we’re also on Facebook! Please do follow us there too! (But we don’t ask our kid readers to follow us on any of those, since you have to be 13 or older to use those platforms.)

  • Jaymie writes:
    January 20th, 2013 at 3:35 pm

    Thanks for linking into the Kid Lit Blog Hop! I am inexcusably late in hopping this round, but I’m looking at the bright side since I’m able to remind everyone of our next hop this Wednesday 🙂

    You sound just like me with your “not enough tiiimmmmeee” lol. I signed up on Goodreads to read 1000 books this year, and when I forget to input the books I’ve read each day, it starts telling me “you’re — books behind your goal”. Yikes! Sorry Goodreads!

    Hope to see you in the hop Wednesday, Nancy!

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