Books 2014

I had to read 40 books before my residency started. Now I’ve got 80 more to go by the end of the year. For my own records, I’ll post this list here.

  1. Eleanor and Parkby Rainbow Rowell
  2. The Real Boy, by Anne Ursu
  3. Okay for Now, by Gary D. Schmidt
  4. American Born Chinese, by Gene Luen Yang
  5. The Book Thief, by Markus Zusak
  6. Bad Apple, by Laura Ruby
  7. Lies, Knives, and Girls in Red Dresses, by Ron Koertge
  8. Chasing Shadows, by Swati Avasthi
  9. Boy Meets Boy, by David Levithan
  10. Code Name Verity, by Elizabeth Wein
  11. Newsgirl, by Liza Ketchum
  12. The Outsiders, by S.E. Hinton
  13. The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks, by E. Lockhart
  14. Flora and Ulysses, by Kate DiCamillo
  15. Speak, by Laurie Halse Anderson
  16. Zen in the Art of Writing, by Ray Bradbury
  17. The Chocolate War, by Robert Cormier
  18. Holes, by Lous Sachar
  19. Ship Breaker, by Paolo Bacigalupi
  20. Baseball Saved Us, by Ken Mochizuki
  21. Because of Winn-Dixie, by Kate DiCamillo
  22. One Crazy Summer, by Rita Williams-Garcia
  23. Big Momma Makes the World, by Phyllis Root
  24. The Borrowers, by Mary Norton
  25. Split, by Swati Avasthi
  26. Esperanza Rising, by Pam Munoz Ryan
  27. Looking for Alaska, by John Green
  28. The Outlandish Adventures of Liberty Aimes, by Kelly Easton
  29. Coral Reefs, by Seymour Simon
  30. December Secrets, by Patricia Reilly Giff
  31. Beast and the Halloween Horror, by Patricia Reilly Giff
  32. Bronzeville Boys and Girls, by Gwendolyn Brooks
  33. Sam and the Tigers, by Julius Lester
  34. Amber Was Brave, Essie Was Smart, by Vera B. Williams
  35. Writing Picture Books, by Ann Whitford Paul
  36. Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret, by Judy Blume
  37. The Folk Keeper, by Franny Billingsley
  38. When You Reach Me, by Rebecca Stead
  39. Who Was First? Discovering the Americas, by Russell Freedman
  40. The Year of Billy Miller, by Kevin Henkes
  41. The Fault in Our Stars, by John Green
  42. The Complete Persepolis, by Marjane Satrapi
  43. Witches: The Absolutely True Tale of Disaster in Salem, by Rosalyn Schnazner
  44. The Astonishing Tale of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, Volume I: The Pox Party, by M.T. Anderson
  45. Hometown, by Marsha Qualey
  46. Up North at the Cabin, by Marsha Wilson Chall
  47. My Country ‘Tis of Thee: How One Song Reveals the History of Civil Rights, by Claire Rudolf Murphy
  48. Out of the Dust, by Karen Hesse
  49. Monster, by Walter Dean Myers
  50. Hope Was Here, by Joan Bauer
  51. Clementine, Friend of the Week, by Sara Pennypacker
  52. The Great Fire, by Jim Murphy
  53. The Ear, the Eye and the Arm, by Nancy Farmer
  54. Lion, Lion, by Miriam Busch and Larry Day
  55. Behind the Mask: The Life of Queen Elizabeth I, by Jane Resh Thomas
  56. Joyful Noise: Poems for Two Voices, by Paul Fleischman
  57. Carver: A Life in Poems, by Marilyn Nelson
  58. Freedom Riders: John Lewis and Jim Zwerg on the Front Lines of the Civil Rights Movement, by Ann Bausum
  59. The Goose Girl, by Shannon Hale
  60. Stitches, by David Small
  61. Bronx Masquerade, by Nikki Grimes
  62. Island of the Blue Dolphins, by Scott O’Dell
  63. Out of My Mind, by Sharon Draper
  64. Making Comics, by Scott McCloud
  65. The Giant Jam Sandwich, by John Vernon Lord and Janet Burroway
  66. Bomb: The Race to Build-and Steal-the World’s Most Dangerous Weapon, by Steve Sheinkin
  67. Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry, by Mildred Taylor
  68. The Birchbark House, by Louise Erdrich
  69. Big Bang! The Tongue-Tickling Tale of a Speck that Became Spectacular, by Carolyn Cinami DeCristofano
  70. What Jamie Saw, by Carolyn Coman
  71. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, by Sherman Alexie
  72. The Dream Keeper and Other Poems, by Langston Hughes
  73. Partly Cloudy: Poems of Love and Longing, by Gary Soto
  74. The Secret Garden, by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  75. Black Juice, by Margo Lanagan
  76. Am I Blue?:Coming Out from the Silence, by Marion Dane Bauer
  77. The Talented Clementine, by Sara Pennypacker
  78. Clementine and the Spring Trip, by Sara Pennypacker
  79. Darkness Over Denmark, by Ellen Levine
  80. Beautifully Unique Sparkleponies, by Chris Kluwe
  81. Feed, by M.T. Anderson
  82. Better Nate Than Ever, by Tim Federle
  83. Dad Is Fat, by Jim Gaffigan
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Josh Hammond writes things. He has an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from Hamline University.

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