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Chatterbox: Blab About Books

What's In Your Pile?
I do not...

I do not know about you, but the pile of books that I am currently reading is quite tall (approx. 4'9"). so, this is simply a thread upon which you may exert the prolification of the books that you have bookmarks inside, whether those bookmarks be truly bookmarks or they be mentally located, as in my case, although I do not recall some of my pages and chapters that I am located upon...

well. let us get started, shall we?

a small selection of the books that I recall: 

Vanderbeekers: Make a Wish

Warriors: Dawn of the Clans: A Forest Divided (re-read)




submitted by jumeaux
(March 17, 2023 - 11:35 am)

I haven't started all of these yet, but here's my current desk stack: 

submitted by Lupine
(March 19, 2023 - 7:45 pm)

Oh, Rez Dogs was good!

submitted by Wolfy
(March 31, 2023 - 9:21 am)
submitted by topine, age sorry, forgot to top
(March 28, 2023 - 8:10 pm)

I always get a lot of books for Christmas and all the ones I haven't read yet are in a pile beside my bed. We have:

The first two Warrior Cats arcs

Two Hunger Games books, Catching Fire and Mockingjay 

The Menagerie, books Dragon on Trial and Krakens and Lies

Pheobe and Her Unicorn: Unicornado

Endling, books The First and The Only

submitted by OpalescentDragon, age Lost, Roaming the woods
(March 29, 2023 - 4:01 pm)

here's my to-read list:

- The mysterious affair at Styles by Agatha Christie (it's poirot's first case!)

- Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen

- Mansfield Park by Jane Austen (I'm reading all the Jane Austen's.... four down, two to go!)

- 12 Angry Men by who knows who cares (it's for school TwT)

- My own words by Ruth Bader Ginsburd

- i'm hungry but it's midnight and there's nothing good to eat anyway

- oh look it's palm sunday already

- my parents don't make me go to church usually but i'm going to go tomorrow (today?) in the hopes that they'll be handing out palm branches on account of it being palm sunday

- i love palm branches

submitted by Phoenix Tears, age 14 she/her, Revolutionary Grape Jelly
(April 1, 2023 - 11:12 pm)

I read 12 Angry Men for school too!

submitted by Poinsettia
(June 8, 2023 - 8:42 pm)

My pile:

General Election Official Voter Information Guide which I'm trying to get around to reading

A newspaper that I'm not intending to read

Nail Your Novel Writing Plots with Drama, Depth, and Heart 

Nail Your Novel Writing Characters Who'll Keep Readers Captivated

Boy: Tales of Childhood

The Backyard Birdsong Guide Western North America

Birds of [insert state I live in]

King George: What Was His Problem?

The Hobbit

Homer Price

Stepping Heavenward

Summer of the Swans

Roll of Thunder Hear My Cry

Expressions (Book of Student Poetry)

The Holy Bible

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass 


That measures about a foot. 

And for your information, I'm only currently reading 25% of that. I just haven't filed away some of the books yet.

Don't ask me why I'm reading the Official Voter Information Guide or why some of these books are for above or below my age level...all I know is that this is my book pile...

submitted by Lyric, age not saying, essay
(April 3, 2023 - 12:17 pm)

This is such a fun idea!  My current list -

Out Now edited by Saundra Mitchell (I'm so close to finishing this)

I Am A Cat by Natsume Soseki

The ABC Murders by Agatha Christie

Out There, also edited by Saundra Mitchell

The Body in the Library, also by Agatha Christie

Dark and Shallow Lies by Ginny Myers Sain

The Mary Shelley Club by Goldy Moldavsky

Girl, Serpent, Thorn by Melissa Bashardoust

I've only started the first three of these... T-T 

submitted by Sterling, age they/fae, lost in a fantasy world
(April 3, 2023 - 6:57 pm)

I am incredibly sad because I do not have that many books right now...it's the saddest thing. However, I plan to go to the library on Saturday, so my book deprivation won't last long. My small pile includes:

1. the fault in our stars by john green

2. divergent by veronica roth

3. holes by louis sachar (i watched the movie so...)

4. everything, everything by nicola yoon

5. ember queen by laura sebastian 

That's it. I usually have about 15-20 books on hand because I read so. much. Which is why this feels so tiny. But normal people (aka half my friend group) probably reads a book per month, which saddens me. 


submitted by ~Amarillis~, age 12 eons, Hills of Smog
(May 3, 2023 - 11:25 am)

Hello fellow bookworms!!

My current book pile includes the following:

This Would Make a Good Story Someday

The Cats of Tanglewood Forest

Siege and Storm

This Wicked Fate

Warriors: Power of Three: Sunrise


submitted by Rose D., age 12, California
(May 24, 2023 - 10:55 pm)

nightstand stack:

The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexander Dumas (read like the first two chapters)

So Little Time by John P. Marquand (read a bit of this; I found it in a little free library, and it's pretty interesting)

Emma by Jane Austen (I'm somewhere in the middle)

The Last Graduate by Naomi Novik (haven't started yet)

and Looking for Alaska by John Green, which I started yesterday and finished today 

submitted by Artemis
(June 8, 2023 - 1:37 pm)

- The Lady Tasting Tea by David Salsburg

- Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson

- Under the Harrow by Mark Dunn 

- The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett

- The Exceptions by Kate Zernike 

- Barrayar by Lois McMaster Bujold

- Code Talker by Chester Nez and Judith Schiess Avila 

- Children of the Mind by Orson Scott Card

and those are just the top stack... I have like 20 after these too, but I can't remember them...

submitted by Hex, age aeons, in darkness for a spell
(June 11, 2023 - 9:13 pm)

I haven't read all of these books yet, but here they are:

~ Wings of Fire: The Dragonet Prophecy by Tui T. Sutherland (I tried it in second grade but I didn't finish it- I saw everybody talking about it, and tried it again, and I really like it now!)

~ Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH by Robert C. O'Brien

~ The Elephant in the Room by Holly Goldberg Sloan

~ Ella Minnow Pea by Mark Dunn (thank you to two other CBers who i can't remember the names of, but recommended this awesome book!)

~ Moon Over Manifest by Clare Vanderpool 

~ Around the World in 80 Plants by Johnathan Drori (it sounds a bit boring, but the author explains the cool science of these incredible plants in an engaging way)

~ The Vanderbeekers On the Road by Karina Yan Glaser

~ Holes by Louis Sachar

~ Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

~ September 2021 Cricket mag

~ May/June 2022 Muse mag (Among the Stars)

Happy reading! :) 

submitted by The Elephant Spirit, age 150 moons, in a cloud
(June 16, 2023 - 10:04 pm)

Ahhh I still haven't caught up on the Vanderbeekers I haven't read the newest 2 books T_T that is something I will do this summer

submitted by Lupine
(June 17, 2023 - 12:07 am)

OH MY GOSH YES I think I was one of the ones who reccommended Ella Minnow Pea and it's such a good book~ I'm glad you're reading it!

submitted by Hex, age aeons, in darkness for a spell
(June 17, 2023 - 11:54 am)