Saturday, March 20, 2010

2010 Spring Reading Thing List

I am so excited to be participating in the 2010 Spring Reading Thing.  Here is my list of books I will be reading.  Since I must read 5 books for school in the next few weeks, I figure I had better put them here as well.  I reserve the right to add books to this list.  Because we are at the end of the school year and I have all of the testing to do of my ESOL students, and I have made a commitment to write 50,000 words in 50 days and I am starting a week behind on it I am signing up for only 30 books.  Like I said, Spring Break starts next Friday and I plan on spending my time reading.  Since I will have my granddaughter with me for two of those days, we will be taking our regular trip to the library.  I don't know how many books we will get there for her but I will post those books as well.  Our average is 5 - 10 books.  She also has several new books on her shelf here at my house.  The books I read with my granddaughter will be posted as "Reading With Haylee, and I will set no goal.  The other 30 will be divided into "Books I Must Read for School and "Books I Want to Read for Me".  So, let's begin.

Reading With Haylee
1.  Whales by Gallimard Jeunesse
2.  Too Too Many Tutus by Suzanne Davis Marion
3.  The Tallest of Smalls by Max Lucado
4.  Is There a Monster Over There?  by Sally O. Lee
5.  Whose House? by colin & Jacqui Hawkins
6.  Farmer Brown Goes round and Round by Teri sloat
7.  The I Believe Bunny by Tish Rabe
8.  Beautiful Zoo Animals by Share-a-Book
9.  Snugg  by Stephen Cosgrove
10. Humbugg by Stephen Cosgrove

Books I Must Read for School
1.  Success For Teens - Success Foundation
2.  Believing the Hype - Darrell "Coach D" Andrews
3.  Purpose Living Teen - Darrell "Coach D" Andrews
4.  Readicide by Kelly Gallagher (I am reading this to prepare a presentation to the principal)
5.  Engaging Readers and Writers With Inquiry by Jeffrey D. Wilhelm

Books I want to read for Me
1.   Ruby of the Realms - Dan Kamin 
2.   8th Grade Superzero - Olugbemisola Rhuday Perkovich 
3.   Thin Places - Mary E. DeMuth 
4.   Smudge's Mark - Claudia Osmond 
5.   White Cat - Holly Black 
6.   Numbers - Rachel Ward 

7.   Crazy in the Cockpit - Randy Blume
8.   Forget Me Not - Vicki Kinzie
9.   Time Pirate - Ted Bell
10.  Just As Long As We're Together - Judy Blume
11. The Xenocide Mission - Ben Jeapes
12. Twenty Gold Falcons - Amy Gordon
13. Book Girl and the Suicidal Mime - Mizuke Nomura
14. Hazardous to My Health the Marlboro Man I Knew - Marcia N. Hill
15. The Comet's Curse - Dom Testa   review
17.  Ice Shock - M.G. Harris
18. Butterfly - Sonya Hartnett
19. The Last Christian - David Gregory
20. The Pricker Boy - Reade Scott Whinnem
21. Virginia - Susan Hughes
22. The Body Finder - Kimberly Derting
23. I Am Nujood Age 10 and Divorced
24.  Flying Solo - Ralph Fletcher
25.  Lawn Boy - Gary Paulsen
26.  Lawn Boy Return - Gary Paulsen
27.  Rooms - James L. Rubart
28.  Living Dead Girl - Elizabeth Scott
29.  Ice Cold - Tess Gerritsen. 
30.  Unseen - Nancy Bush
31.  Souls of the Fire Dragon
32.  Keeper - Kathi Appelt
33.  Leaving Gees Bend - Irene Latham
34.  Powerless - Jason Letts
35.  Living Dead Girl - Elizabeth Scott


  1. Hi Sandra,
    Just wanted to say THANKS for including my book, The Comet's Curse, on your reading list. Hope you enjoy it!
    Thanks again, take care.
    Dom Testa

  2. Interesting list of books. Many I'd like to read myself. Especially Ruined. Happy Reading!

  3. What a great list! Have fun reading over your spring break :-)

  4. Looks good, Sandra -- lots of variety. I've seen "Numbers" on a few lists...might have to check that one out. Thanks for being part of SRT '10!