Tuesday, September 4, 2012

September Reads - Adult Mock Newbery

Here are 4 new books to add to your reading pile.  Please click the title to add your comments to each book page.

Chickadee by Louise Erdrich

Keeping the Castle by Patrice Kindl

Splendors and Glooms by Laura Amy Schlitz

Liar & Spy by Rebecca Stead

Are there any titles you've read that you think we all should read? 
Leave those titles in the comments!

For previous reads -  Adult Mock Newbery 

Keeping The Castle by Patrice Kindl

Keeping the Castle: A Tale of Romance, Riches, and Real Estate
Patrice Kindl
Viking Press
261 pgs.

In order to support her family and maintain their ancient castle in Lesser Hoo, seventeen-year-old Althea bears the burden of finding a wealthy suitor who can remedy their financial problems.

Chickadee by Louise Erdich

Louise Erdich
Harper Collins Children's Books
196 pgs.

In 1866, Omakayas's son Chickadee is kidnapped by two ne'er-do-well brothers from his own tribe and must make a daring escape, forge unlikely friendships, and set out on an exciting and dangerous journey to get back home.

Sequel to The Porcupine Year

Splendors and Glooms by Laura Amy Schlitz

Splendors and Glooms
Laura Amy Schlitz
Candlewick Press
384 pgs.

When Clara vanishes after the puppeteer Grisini and two orphaned assistants were at her twelfth birthday party, suspicion of kidnapping chases the trio away from London and soon the two orphans are caught in a trap set by Grisini's ancient rival, a witch with a deadly inheritance to shed before it is too late.

Liar & Spy by Rebecca Stead

Liar & Spy
Rebecca Stead
Wendy Lamb Books
180 pgs.

Seventh-grader Georges adjusts to moving from a house to an apartment, his father's efforts to start a new business, his mother's extra shifts as a nurse, being picked on at school, and Safer, a boy who wants his help spying on another resident of their building.