Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Book List 2012 for Dear Girl

The Trumpet of the Swan ~E.B. White
The Sea of Monsters ~Rick Riordan
Miki Falls, Spring, Fall, Winter, Summer ~Mark Crilley
Taylor Swift, Country's Sweetheart ~Lexi Ryals
Keeping The Moon ~Sarah Dessen
Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Cabin Fever ~Jeff Kinney
The Bromeliad Trilogy ~Terry Pratchett
Accidentally Fabulous ~ Lisa Papademetriou
Stargirl ~Jerry Spinelli
The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate ~J. Kelly
Trading Faces ~DeVillers & Roy
Curiosity Thrilled The Cat ~Sofie Kelly
The Blue Ghost ~M. D. Bauer
Seriously...I'm Kidding ~Ellen Degeneres
Copy Cat Killing ~Sofie Kelly
Farmer Boy ~Laura Ingals Wilder
The Girl In The Steel Corset ~Kady Cross
Stork ~Wendy Delsol
The Whole World's Crazy (Amelia Rules) ~Jimmy Gownley
Spells and Sleeping Bags ~Sarah Mlynowski
Parties and Potions ~Sarah Mlynowski
The Lottery ~Shirley Jackson
Lock and Key ~Sarah Dessen
The Hunger Games ~Suzanne Collins
You Wish ~Mandy Hubbard
I'm Not Her ~Janet Gurtler


  1. Only you, my love, think six challenging novels in six months at age 12 is somehow lacking. You've already read more, this year, than most high school students. Even if we discount the shallower books. Which I say to you, not to stoke some sense of competition, but to offer a bit of perspective. You are doing quite well, growing everyday in your ability to think creatively and deeply. Which is not true for everyone.

    Keep reading (and writing). Know that you are getting smarter everyday. Remember that kindness and will are more important than smartness. (Or perhaps kindness and will are the heart of smartness?) And that your father and I love you very very much. We are proud of you.