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The Ultimate CB Book Log
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Have you read a book recently?

Enter its name here. This is the 2017 Ultimate CB Book Log. Well, technically starting in 2016, but who cares?

This is a place for us to keep a huge, giant log of books, both for ourselves, and also so other CBers can see what we're reading. Everytime you finish a book--whether you've read it or not--put its name and author here. You don't have to talk about it or anything...you just type in its title. We can discuss books here if you want, but it's not required.

Have fun! 

 

I think this is a great idea, Owlgirl! 

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submitted by Owlgirl, age 13, Texas
(December 27, 2016 - 12:29 pm)

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë.

submitted by Viola?, age Secret, Secret
(December 13, 2018 - 10:03 pm)

Wow, can’t believe this thread is still going strong!! I posted it in 2016!! I’m kinda proud hehe...go bookworms! 

Since 2018 started, I’ve actualy kept a book log on a Google Doc. I haven’t read a whole lot since the school year started, only 9 books (which actually can be considered a lot I guess) but I read a LOT in the summer. I’ve read *checks doc* holy cow, 73 books! Mostly YA/teen, some non fiction and adult. Like ten of them were re reads for a book competitive club thing I was in during 8th grade. 

Umm.....I mean I could paste it all here I guess haha...you know what I think I will do that. Prepare urself *dramatic music* 

submitted by Owlgirl, age 15, Texas
(December 21, 2018 - 10:11 pm)

Alright, here are 62 of the 73 books I've read! (i excluded some i was re-reading for the competing book club).

PART ONE: JANUARY-MAY 2018. bold=especially loved it

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Night by Elie Wiesel 

First They Killed My Father by Loung Ung (read for extra credit, another incredibly heartbreaking memoir about genocide, this one in Cambodia)

How Not to Be Popular by Jennifer Ziegler

Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson

Wires & Nerve Vol 2: Gone Rogue by Marissa Meyer

The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli

The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

Love, Hate & Other Filters by Samira Ahmed

Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

The Glass Spare by Lauren deStefano

It's Not Like It's a Secret by Misa Sugiura

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

The Trials of Apollo: The Dark Prophecy

The Trials of Apollo: The Burning Maze

Leah on the Offbeat by Becky Ablertalli

A Court of Frost & Starlight by Sarah Maas

You Bring the Distant Near by Mitali Perkins 

******* 

submitted by Owlgirl, age 15, reading
(December 22, 2018 - 11:13 am)

Bold=really loved  if it’s not bold, I still may have liked it a lot tho 

PART TWO: SUMMER 2018 part 1 

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han

P.S. I Still Love You by Jenny Han

One of Us Is Lying by Karen Manus

Geekerella by Ashley Poston

Always and Forever, Laura Jean by Jenny Han

Americanized: Rebel without a Green Card by Sara Saedi

Caraval by Stephanie Garber (reread)

Legendary by Stephanie Garber

SIMON VS THE HOMO SAPIENS AGENDA BY BECKY ALBERTALLI (reread)

Scythe by Neil Shusterman

CARRY ON BY RAINBOW ROWELL!!!!!!!!!!! (Probably fourth reread haha)

Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah

Sweet by Emmy Laybourne

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell (reread) :D (read this first if you want to read Carry on)

LEAH ON THE OFFBEAT by Becky Albertalli

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

Stand Up Straight and sing! By Jessye Norman

Marian Sharma Hits the Road by Sheba Karim

Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson

Noteworthy by Riley Redgate

Of Fire and Stars by Amanda Coulthurst 

submitted by Owlgirl
(December 22, 2018 - 12:04 pm)

The War That I Finally Won, by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley, I have legit read it 7 times, and I'm still not bored.

submitted by Secret
(December 22, 2018 - 6:22 pm)

Aw darn, I was in a rush and didn’t get to bold any books in the post above. For the record, I really loved the whole Jenny Han series, the books IN ALL CAPS BECAUSE I WORSHIP BECKY ALBERTALLI AND RAINBOW ROWELL, and I loved Noteworthy and Of Fire & Stars. 

PART TWO, SUMMER (continued)

History is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera 

Queens of Geek by Jen Wilde

An Abundance of Katherines by John Greene

Two Can Keep a Secret by Karen McManus

We Are Okay by Nina LaCour

When We Caught Fire by Anna Godbersen

Spinning by Tillie Walden

Bravo! Poems about Amazing Hispanics by Margarita Engele

Your Own Worst Enemy by Gordon Jack

Lily and Dunkin by Donna Gephart

Dear Evan Hansen: The Novel by Val Emmich

Heretics Anonymous by Katie Henry

Sawkill Girls by Claire Legrand

The Dazzling Heights by Katharine McGee

Towering Sky by Katharine McGee

Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka

WHAT IF IT’S US by Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera (*sobs with happiness* two of my fave authors)

Secrets for the Mad by Dodie Clark

The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness

All of This is True by Lygia Day Peñaflor

(Finished This today) Daughter of the Burning City by Amanda Foody!!!!! This book took me by surprise...was so good in so many ways...very creative, good plots, fantastic worldbuilding, complex and unique characters, diverse representation, plays with a lot of interesting themes and ideas and societies, mix of fantasy and mystery, and did I mention complex butt-kicking female protagonist? 

submitted by Owlgirl
(December 22, 2018 - 8:13 pm)

Half Upon a Time and Twice Upon a Time by James Riley who is a FREAKING AMAZING AUTHOR

I technically didn't finish the second one, but I was close... then I had to return it to the library.

These are the first two in a trilogy and the last is Once Upon the End, which I haven't read yet, but I'm betting it's probably awesome. This is by the same author as Story Thieves which is another AWESOME trilogy you should read.

submitted by Jwyn, age 13, The Realm Of Creativity
(December 27, 2018 - 6:04 pm)

Seven Ways We Lie by Riley Redgate 

Kingdom of Ash by Sarah Maas

On a Sunbeam by Tillie Walden 

This is Kind of an Epic Love Story by Kheryn Callender

We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets is the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz

 

On a Sunbeam was a visually beautiful and sweet graphic novel.

ARISTOTLE AND DANTE was a really beautiful, thoughtful, very honest book, the kind where you can imagine the characters and their world. Though I’ve certainly read a lot of books I’ve loved, I don’t think I’ve read a book that thoughtful and really high quality writing in a while. No wonder the front of it was covered in different book awards it has won. 

submitted by Owlgirl, age 15
(December 30, 2018 - 8:27 pm)

The Benefits of Being an Octopus by Ann Braden. 

It was an amazing heart-touching book. I loved it so so much! It was also super inspiring. And I feel super lucky that I actually know the author. I often see her walking her son to school while I wait at the bus stop and my brother used to be best friends with her son. 

I totally recommend this book and it's inspired me not to give up my dreams of someday writing my own book and it's inspired me to speak up for what I believe in. 

All in all, this was an incredible read. 

submitted by A Gryffindor , age 12, Vermont
(December 31, 2018 - 3:43 pm)

LoLoK' Ah, I forgot about this! I don’t remember all the books I’ve read since I last posted (I keep forgetting to put them in my book log), but I’ll post what I can remember. I’m also not entirely sure when I last posted here, so my apologies if any of these are repeats.

The Inheritance Cycle by Christopher Paolini *****

Ahhhh so good. It took me awhile to read all of them, but I loved it, it was an amazing series. The ending was horribly sad though. 

Flashback by Shannon Messenger *****

I loved this. It’s the seventh book in the KotlC series, and I had been waiting for around six months for it to come out. I preordered it, and I was so psyched to get it the day it was released. 

Duncan’s War by Douglas Bond ****

I really liked this book. It’s set back in the time of the religious wars in Scotland. Really good.

Kingdom’s Dawn by Chuck Black ***

I didn’t love it, but it was decent. The allegory is very obvious, at least to me, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing.

The Dark is Rising Sequence by Susan Cooper *** 1/2

Again, decent. Not my favorite ever, but still really good. Aimed at perhaps a slightly younger age range, but I still enjoyed it.

Guardian of the Green Hill by Laura L. Sullivan *****

Amazing, I loved this. It’s the sequel to Under the Green Hill, which I also loved. I highly recommend both. 

<entc> Yes, some of these books are enticing, aren’t they? 

submitted by Leeli
(January 2, 2019 - 9:44 am)
These are some of the books I read starting summer 2018. The last few I read in 2019, starting with Crown of Midnight. I don’t get to read much during the school year, but I make up for it over breaks. I finished ToG with 40 minutes left in 2018. Happy New Year!!!
  • The Book Thief (Marcus Zusak - reread)
  • Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda (Becky Albertalli I think)
  • Mosquitoland (David Arnold)
  • Lady Midnight (Cassandra Clare)
  • Lord of Shadows (Cassandra Clare)
  • A Face Like Glass (Francis Hardinge)
  • Persepolis (Marjane Satrapi)x2
  • The Night Circus (Erin Morgenstern)
  • The Queen of the Tearling (Erika Johansen)
  • A Swiftly Tilting Planet (Madeleine L’Engle)
  • We Were Liars (E. Lockhart)
  • The Invasion of the Tearling (Erika Johansen)
  • The Fate of the Tearling (Erika Johansen)-
  • Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe (Benjamin Alire Saenz)
  • You Will Not Have My Hate (Antoine Leiris)
  • Beowulf (unknown) - a few of these, including this one, were for school. Some I’d recommend, some I wouldn’t, but Beowulf was pretty cool
  • Scythe (Neal Shusterman)
  • Thunderhead (Neal Shusterman)
  • Chronicle of a Death Foretold (Gabriel Garcia Marquez) - not something you really need to read, I read it for school
  • Salt to the Sea (Ruta Sepetys)
  • Queen of Air and Darkness!!!!!!!!!! (Cassandra Clare) - I’d been waiting for at least six months for it to come out and I got it from my school library a week and a half after it did
  • Children of Blood and Bone (Tomi Adeyemi) - I would highly recommend it
  • Throne of Glass (Sarah J Maas) - Yes I know I am very late to this
  • Crown of Midnight (Sarah J Maas)
  • Born a Crime (Trevor Noah)
  • Heir of Fire (Sarah J Maas)
And I’m currently reading Queen of Shadows, by Sarah J. Maas, which is book 4 in ToG, and is good so far but I wish Aelin and Chaol could go back to being friends :(
submitted by The Riddler, age 16, Here
(January 19, 2019 - 1:19 pm)

I Kill Giants by Joe Kelly and Ken Nimura.

submitted by Viola?, age Secret, Secret
(January 23, 2019 - 7:55 pm)

Seraphina by Rachel Hartman

Summerkin by Sarah Prineas  

submitted by Leeli
(January 24, 2019 - 12:35 pm)

Oh dear, I haven't posted here since mid-eighth grade. Let's see, what have I read recently.

Tash Hearts Tolstoy, Kathryn Ormsbee

In terms of the book as a whole, Tash Hearts Tolstoy is a decent book with a decent plot and decent characters. I read it at Cockleburr's recommendation and I don't regret it, though. It includes really excellent representation of something I relate to strongly.

The Bluest Eye, Toni Morrison

Very good book with a lot of powerful messages. However, it has some VERY mature content and I wouldn't recommend anyone under about 14 reading it. 

Uncle Tom's Cabin, Harriet Beecher Stowe

Please, please, please don't read Uncle Tom's Cabin. It is 476 pages of pure torture. Yes, it has some powerful messages; however, Stowe's ideas when it comes to abolition aren't as good as you'd expect, not to mention that she just isn't a very good writer. It would, however, make a good soap opera.

The Autobiography of Malcolm X, Malcolm X (as narrated to Alex Haley)

This was a really interesting book. I learned a lot about Malcolm X that I didn't know; the beginning especially was really gripping. He lived a fascinating life. 

Paper Towns, John Green

If you're into John Green, you'll like Paper Towns (and probably will have already read it). I enjoy John Green because his books are always very philosophical and bring up a lot of good questions. However, I don't like the romance he includes in them, and Paper Towns was a typical example of that.

Turtles All The Way Down, John Green

Possibly my favorite John Green book. I found it really interesting and gripping, as I do with all of his books. The romance was played down a little bit, too (though that was just because of the narrator's OCD).

Vengeful, V.E. Schwab

Vengeful is the sequel to Vicious, which is an absolutely brilliant superhero-esque novel that I'm totally in love with. Vengeful lived up to Vicious's reputation and writing style, and I enjoyed it a lot. It had a really nice balance of old characters and new, and brought up some new plots and information about the characters we got to know in Vicious. However, I had my doubts about Vengeful just because I thought Vicious didn't need a sequel, and I was right. Schwab grabbed new plots out of thin air instead of continuing plots from the previous book (because there weren't any to grab - Vicious was designed to be a stand-alone novel). That was a little disconcerting at first and made some of the plots feel forced. However, overall I really liked it. (and this time she actively set herself up for a sequel, so I can't wait to see what she'll do with that.) Do note that this is an adult novel with lots of mature content.

American Gods, Neil Gaiman

Brilliant book is pretty much all I can say. I love Neil Gaiman. It has some mature content; is definitely an adult novel.

(I read a ton of Neil Gaiman, name a book by him and I read it, but I'm not going to list all of them because that would take ages.)

The Hate U Give, Angie Thomas

I ADORE.  

submitted by St.Owl, In The Subtext
(January 24, 2019 - 4:12 pm)

Ahhhh so many to say but I have to go so I'll just say The Willow Falls Series and the Candymkers, both by Wendy Mass!

submitted by Twirlgirl, age 13, The Mountains, Milky Way
(January 25, 2019 - 3:13 pm)