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Top Ten Tuesday: September New Releases

Well hello there!

Welcome back for another Top Ten Tuesday! Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly event hosted by The Broke and Bookish.  Today’s official theme is Top Ten Books on Your Fall To Be Read List.

I decided to twist this week’s theme a little bit and make it into a list of September New Releases.  These are all Young Adult or Middle Grade titles that are scheduled to be released during the month of September.  There always seems to be so many books so little time…and money!

Monstrous Beauty by Elizabeth FamaMonstrous Beauty by Elizabeth Fama (Sept 4)

Hidden by Sophie JordanHidden (Firelight #3) by Sophie Jordan (Sept 11)

Tilt by Ellen HopkinsTilt by Ellen Hopkins (Sept 11)

My Super Sweet Sixteenth Century by Rachel HarrisMy Super Sweet Sixteenth Century by Rachel Harris (Sept. 11)

The Raven Boys by Maggie StiefvaterThe Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater (Sept 18)

The Crown of Embers by Rae CarsonCrown of Embers by Rae Carson (Sept. 18)

Burn for Burn by Jenny Han and Sibhan VivianBurn for Burn by Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian  (Sept 18)

Ten by Gretchen McNeilTen by Gretchen McNeil (Sept. 18)

Unstoppable by Tim GreenUnstoppable by Tim Greene (Sept 18)

In a Glass Grimmly by Adam SidwitzIn a Glass Grimmly by Adam Gidwitz (Sept 27)

Are there any September new releases you’re particularly excited about?

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Top Ten Tuesday: Read Alikes

Top Ten TuesdayWelcome back!

Every Tuesday I participate in the Top Ten Tuesday Meme which is hosted by the wonderful people over at The Broke and Bookish.  Every week they post a theme for others to create lists so that us book bloggers can get to know each other better and talk about what we love… books!

This week’s list is Books for People Who Like X book…in other words its read alike week! Today I’ll be giving read alike suggestions for some popular Middle Grades and Young Adult fictions titles. Hopefully this list will be helpful to you in figuring out what to read next!

Princess of the Midnight Ball by Jessica Day GeorgeIf you like Princess Academy by Shannon Hale… try Princess of the Midnight Ball by Jessica Day George

Both Hale and George are the queens of middle grades fairy tales retold! And they’re friends in real life.  They’re perfect read alikes.

The Loser List by HN KowittIf you like the Diary of a Wimpy Kid books by Jeff Kinney… try The Loser List by H.N. Kowitt

Both books are about boys who are struggling to make it through their teenage year and are told in words and doodles.

The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny HanIf you like  Along for the Ride by Sarah Dessen… try The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han

These two rock the summery contemporary YA world!

The Maze Runner by James DashnerIf you like the The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins… try The Maze Runner series by James Dashner

Both dystopian novels feature strong characters fighting against corrupt governments.  Both are pretty intense reads!

Death Cloud by Andrew LaneIf you like the Alex Rider series by Anthony Horowitz… try Death Cloud by Andrew Lane

Alex Rider is the modern-day version of Sherlock Holmes.  Both are British teen spies/detectives attempting to save the world. Fun stuff!

Lost in the River of Grass by Ginny RorbyIf you like Hatchet by Gary Paulsen… try Lost in the River of Grass by Ginny Rorby

Both tell the stories of teens attempting to survive in the wilderness.  One in the Canadian mountains and another in the Florida Everglades.

Eighth Grade Bites by Heather BrewerIf you like the Percy Jackson series by Rick Riordan… try the Chronicles of Vladimir Tod by Heather Brewer

Although one is about Greek gods and the other focuses on vampires, both stories are about boys who uncover their true identities.

Football Hero by Tim GreenIf you like The Underdogs by Mike Lupica… try Football Hero by Tim Green

Both authors write books about regular kids and sports. Both are really fun middle grade reads!

Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret StohlIf you like The Gemma Doyle trilogy by Libba Bray… try Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl

Both are paranormal young adult novels with a dollop of romance thrown in!

Paranormalcy by Kiersten WhiteIf you liked The Mortal Instruments series or The Infernal Devices series by Cassandra Clare… try the Paranormalcy series by Kiersten White

Both series center on a teen girl who thinks her life is pretty normal until she realizes her connection to the supernatural world.

Do you recommend any other read alikes for the books I’ve mentioned above?

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Top Ten Tuesday: March New Releases

Well, hello there!

So, its not quite March yet but it is time to showcase some of the books that will be released in March! This week’s Top Ten Tuesday is focused on March new releases! Now,  there are obviously more than ten new releases in March, but these are some that I’m particularly excited about.  Its time for the list so, here it is!

Storm Runners: Eruption by Roland Smith1. Storm Runners: Eruption by Roland Smith (March 1)

Cross My Heart by Sasha Gould2. Cross My Heart by Sasha Gould (March 13) 

Out of Sight Out of Time by Ally Carter3. Out of Sight, Out of Time (Gallagher Girls #5) by Ally Carter  (March 13)

Big Nate Goes for Broke by Lincoln Peirce 4. Big Nate Goes for Broke by Lincoln Peirce (March 20)

Dead is a Battlefield by Marlene Perez5. Dead Is a Battlefield (Dead Is #6) by Marlene Perez (March 6)

Chomp by Carl Hiaasen6. Chomp by Carl Hiaasen (March 27)

Pinch Hit by Tim Green7. Pinch Hit by Tim Greene (March 20) 

A Temptation of Angels by Michelle Zink8. A Temptation of Angels by Michelle Zink (March 20) 

Dead of Night 30 Clues by Peter Lerangis9. The Dead of Night (The 39 Clues: Cahills vs. Vespers Series #3)  by Peter Lerangis (March 6)

Goddess Interrupted by Aimee Carter10. Goddess Interrupted (Goddess Test #2) by Aimee Carter (March 27)

Like I said, there are tons of new releases in March. Are there any newbies you’re excited about that I didn’t mention?

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Top Ten Tuesday: Holiday Shopping Guide

Are you looking for the perfect book for your favorite reader? Well, today’s Top Ten Tuesday’s goal is to make that a little easier for you. Today I highlight ten different types of readers and provide titles that may be the perfect fit. The recommended titles are broken up into Young Adult (YA) and Middle Grades (MG) so you can get a better idea of the level of interest. Some I have read and reviewed, others I have posted as suggestions by my students; some are newer and some were published a few years ago. I really hope they help!

* I’ve Read ** I’ve Reviewed

The Teen Angster

13 Reasons Why

YA: Sleeping Freshmen Never Lie by David Lubar*, Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher, The Boyfriend List by E. Lockhart**

MG: The Diary of a Wimpy Kid Series by Jeff Kinney*, The Dork Diaries series by Rachel Renee Russell

The Dystopian Dreamer

Divergent by Veronica Roth

YA: Divergent by Veronica Roth**, The Maze Runner series by James Dashner*

MG: The City of Ember by Jeanne Du Prau, The Uglies series by Scott Westerfeld**

So Fond of Fairy Tales

YA: Graceling by Kristin Cashore**, A Curse as Dark as Gold by Elizabeth C. Bunce*

MG: Princess of the Midnight Ball by Jessica day George*, Book of a Thousand Days by Shannon Hale*

The Girly Girl

YA: What Happened to Goodbye by Sarah Dessen**, and The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han**

MG: Prada and Prejudice by Mandy Hubbard**, Thirteen all by Lauren Myracle

Looking for LoveLola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins

YA: Lola and the Boy Next Door, or Anna and the French Kiss **by Stephanie Perkins

MG: The Princess Diaries series by Meg Cabot*

Fantasy/Supernatural Fans

YA: A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray*, Incarceron by Catherine Fisher**, The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare**

MG: Dragon Slippers by Jessica Day George*, The Kingdom Keepers series by Ridley Pearson*

Mysteries and Such

YA: Heist Society series by Ally Carter, The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin

MG: Shakespeare’s Secret by Elise Broach*, Scat by Carl Hiaasen*

Sports SpectatorsGym Candy by Carl Deuker

YA: Gym Candy by Carl Deuker, The Off Season by Catherine Gilbert Murdock

MG: Football Hero by Tim Green*, Pop by Gordon Korman

Avid Adventurers

YA: I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore, Alex Rider series by Anthony Horowitz*

MG: Cryptid Hunters by Roland Smith, The 39 Clues series by various authors*

Animal Lovers

YA: War Horse by Michael Morpurgo, Marley and Me by John Grogan

MG: Jackie’s Wild Seattle by Will Hobbs*, Cracker! The Best Dog in Vietnam by Cynthia Kadohata

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Tuesday Top Ten: Sports Fiction

My boys at school love sports, as most boys do.  Problem is they will read the same nonfiction sports book over and over again. Not that there is anything wrong with nonfiction. Nonfiction should an incredibly important part of any readers’ reading experience, I just want my boys to branch out into different books.   So, I’ve been trying to push them towards some sports fiction.

In my research I’ve found some titles the students like.  Here they are (in no particular order):

Airball: My Life in Briefs by L.D. Harkrader

Heat by Mike Lupica

Football Hero by Tim Green

Tears of a Tiger by Sharon Draper

Game by Walter Dean Myers

Pop by Gordon Korman

Tangerine by Edward Bloor

Gym Candy by Carl Deuker

Schooled by Paul Langdon

Crash by Jerry Spinelli