It's Top Ten Tuesday! Here are the top ten books on my Middle Grade TBR list, and the reasons I want to read them.
1) Sway by Amber Mcree Turner - I’m intrigued by the idea of a magical force called Sway. And the excerpt I read was absolutely brimming with voice.
2) Beswitched by Kate Saunders - A timeslip novel in which a girl gets sent off to boarding school and winds up in the past. The premise reminds me of the 1969 children's book Charlotte Sometimes by Penelope Farmer.
3) The Books of Elsewhere, Volume 2: Spellbound by Jacqueline West - I liked the first one. Also, I want to find out what happens to Morton. And Book 3, The Second Spy, will be out in July.
4) Mistress of the Storm by M. L. Welsh - The blurb intrigues me: Verity Gallant knows she’ll never be as pretty and popular as Poppy, her perfect little sister-- she doesn’t quite fit in. But when a mysterious stranger hands her an ancient red book, everything changes.
5) Missing on Superstition Mountain by Elise Broach - It’s a mystery, and it’s by the author of Shakespeare’s Secret.
6) Cold Cereal by Adam Rex - Something strange is going on in the Goodco Cereal Company! Reviews tell me this is a quirky and funny story about a boy named Scott (short for 'Scottish Play'--yeah, his dad was an actor), and a pair of super-smart twins named Erno and Emily. It's got leprechauns, magic, evil science experiments, and riddles. This is by the author of The True Meaning of Smekday.
7) See You at Harry’s by Jo Knowles - I saw Jo’s post about the NYT review of her book on the BlueBoards. The characters sound likeable and authentic, and the excerpt I read on Amazon made me want to read more.
8) Emma-Jean Lazarus Fell Out of a Tree and Emma-Jean Lazarus Fell In Love by Lauren Tarshis. Because I haven’t read them yet, and they sound delightful.
And, last but not least ...
10) The Extraordinary Education of Nicholas Benedict by Trenton Lee Stewart - A prequel to the Mysterious Benedict Society books! Need I say more?
Top Ten Tuesday
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