02 January 2011

Books, books and more books!

The public library purchased 11 of the 14 books I recommended in 2008, and 17 of the 22 I recommended in '09. In 2010, I was 20 for 26:
Tentacles, by Roland Smith
Dream Life, by Lauren Mechling
Mare's War, by Tanita S Davis
A Faraway Island, by Annika Thor
We Who Are Alive and Remain: Untold Stories from the Band of Brothers, by Marcus Brotherton
The Night Fairy, by Laura Amy Schlitz
The Returners, by Gemma Malley
Enchanted Glass, by Diana Wynne Jones
Belly Up, by Stuart Gibbs
Bearing the Saint, by Donna Farley
Tell Me a Secret, by Holly Cupala
Crossing the Tracks, by Barbara Stuber
Bamboo People, by Mitali Perkins
Dinosaurs Life-Size, by Darren Naish
Baxter, the Pig Who Wanted to Be Kosher, by Laurel Snyder
Penny Dreadful, by Laurel Snyder
Lulu and the Brontosaurus, by Judith Viorst
Zombies vs Unicorns, edited by Holly Black and Justine Larbalestier
Enchanted Ivy, by Sarah Beth Durst
Firestorm!, by Joan Hiatt Harlow

The books I recommended but they didn't order were:
The Importance of Wings, by Robin Friedman
City of Cannibals, by Ricki Thompson
The Ravens of Farne, by Donna Farley
A Wizard of Mars, by Diane Duane *
Please Ignore Vera Dietz, by A S King *
Pegasus, by Robin McKinley *

Amazon.com links are provided for information, but buying from your local independent bookseller is strongly recommended - keep them in business!

* The library did buy these three books, though apparently not in response to my recommendations.

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