Sunday, September 7, 2008


Summer flew by with not a whole lot of activity on the blog. But now it's fall, with that back-to-school feeling in the air (even if it's been a good number of years now since many of us have been in school), so it seems like a good time to start some new discussion.

Does anyone have any suggestions for a novel for a September/October read? I confess to never having cracked open Twilight. Book reviews and books I'd rather read took priority, but I hope to still read it some day.

I'm still interested in reading a few picture books, too, if anyone else is down for that. Ideas?

Also, fall always brings new books. What upcoming titles are you looking forward to? I'm excited for John Green's Paper Towns to be out. I'm also looking forward to Jellicoe Road, by Melina Marchetta; Love and Lies, by Ellen Wittlinger; and The Runaway Dolls, by Ann M. Martin. And, of course, fall means that you can now swing into your favorite bookstore and pick up Kristin Cashore's Graceling!

As usual, I always like to know what everyone is reading, writing, or working on. I'm glad to see Meaghan posted about her YA class and asked for suggestions. Not only will she surely get a load of ideas, but we can all update our reading lists, too!


rebecca said...

For picturebooks, I propose:

Pearl Barley and Charlie Parsley, by Aaron Blabey.

The Wave, by Suzy Lee. (I'm working through some muddled feelings about wordless PBs and I hope you can all be my support group ;))

Little Mouse’s Big Book of Fears, by Emily Gravett. Yes, a brand spanking new Emily Gravett, whee!

kristin said...

I'm up for anything, really, but can't promise what I'll have time for. I do have a Jellicoe Road arc in my nightstand bookshelf, so there's a good chance I'd read that one if we chose it.

Still planning to read Twilight. Putting it off because I have a feeling I'll abhor it.

For pic books, I like Becca's ideas and have also recently become obsessed with Lisbeth Zwerger.

kristin said...

Oh! Also, I notice that Smile by Donna Jo Napoli is on my calendar, begging to be read... :o)

Dawn said...

Ooh, I love this time of year. I will be reading Paper Towns regardless (once I get my hands on it), but I'd be down with any of the others. Just let me know and I'll try to be a better participant this time around. -D

Jess said...

I will definitely be reading Paper Towns, but am open to anything else!