Top 30 Reads of 2006

On to another year’s worth of reading.  Here are my favorite reads from 2006, with a reminder that this is the year I changed jobs and moved to a new city.  Despite that, I had to severely pare down my list because there were far too many amazing titles.  I got it down to 30, but not without some heartache.

An Abundance of Katherines 117997 Bebe Goes Shopping

An Abundance of Katherines by John Green (reviewed September 22, 2006)

And Tango Makes Three by Justin Richardson and Peter Parnell, illustrated by Henry Cole (reviewed December 21, 2006)

Bebe Goes Shopping by Susan Middleton Elya, illustrated by Steven Salerno (reviewed May 7, 2006)

Terrier (Beka Cooper, #1)  Born to Rock Clay

Beka Cooper: Terrier by Tamora Pierce (reviewed December 11, 2006)

Born to Rock by Gordon Korman (reviewed November 15, 2006)

Clay by David Almond (reviewed May 3, 2006)

 Clementine (Clementine, #1) Crossing Bok Chitto Dairy Queen (Dairy Queen, #1)

Clementine by Sara Pennypacker, pictures by Marla Frazee (reviewed September 27, 2006)

Crossing Bok Chitto: A Choctaw Tale of Friendship and Freedom by Tim Tingle, illustrated by Jeanne Rorex Bridges (reviewed July 26, 2006)

Dairy Queen by Catherine Gilbert Murdock (reviewed October 23, 2006)

 Dear Mr. Rosenwald An Egg Is Quiet Fletcher and the Falling Leaves

Dear Mr. Rosenwald by Carole Boston Weatherford, illustrated by R. Gregory Christie (reviewed July 31, 2006)

An Egg is Quiet by Dianna Aston, illustrated by Sylvia Long (reviewed May 1, 2006)

Fletcher and the Falling Leaves by Julia Rawlinson, pictures by Tiphanie Beeke (reviewed September 13, 2006)

138070 Gossamer Here Lies the Librarian

Flotsam by David Wiesner (reviewed September 21, 2006)

Gossamer by Lois Lowry (reviewed April 25, 2006)

Here Lies the Librarian by Richard Peck (reviewed May 6, 2006)

Incantation Inside the Shadow City (Kiki Strike,#1) The Loud Silence of Francine Green

Incantation by Alice Hoffman (reviewed October 30, 2006)

Kiki Strike by Kirsten Miller (reviewed October 11, 2006)

Loud Silence of Francine Green by Karen Cushman (reviewed December 12, 2006)

Foundling (Monster Blood Tattoo, #1) Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist Notes from the Midnight Driver

Monster Blood Tattoo: The Foundling (reviewed June 9, 2006)

Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan (reviewed June 25, 2006)

Notes from the Midnight Driver by Jordan Sonnenblick (reviewed September 20, 2006)

 Rash The Rules of Survival The Seven Wonders of Sassafras Springs

Rash by Pete Hautman (reviewed June 10, 2006)

Rules of Survival by Nancy Werlin (reviewed October 25, 2006)

Seven Wonders of Sassafras Springs by Betty G. Birney (reviewed February 8, 2006)

Sold The True Story of Stellina Wait for Me

Sold by Patricia McCormick (reviewed November 17, 2006)

The True Story of Stellina by Matteo Pericoli (reviewed April 10, 2006)

Wait for Me by An Na (reviewed July 11, 2006)

What Happened to Cass McBride? What the Moon Saw Wide Awake

What Happened to Cass McBride? by Gail Giles (reviewed December 15, 2006)

What the Moon Saw by Laura Resau (reviewed December 11, 2006)

Wide Awake by David Levithan (reviewed October 16, 2006)

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