Tuesday, February 3, 2015

TTT: Newbery Winners I Can't Believe I Haven't Read


This week's TTT topic: Books I Can't Believe I Haven't Read in X Genre

In honor of yesterday's YMAs I decided to do Newbery winners I haven't read (including Honors because I've actually read most of the Award winners).






Why have I not read Nancy Farmer's Newbery wins???? I've read other stuff of hers. I need to get on that. 

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  1. HOUSE OF THE SCORPION is *amazing*. Definitely check it out.

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    1. I don't know why I haven't read so many of Farmer's books. I've read some of her non-Newbery wins. How did this happen???

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  2. Two of my very favorites are on your list--The Blue Sword (you've probably read The Hero and the Crown?) and A Single Shard. Lucky you, reading them for the first time!

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    1. I have read The Hero and the Crown. It's a big part of the reason I haven't read The Blue Sword. I kind of hated it. *ducks* I really do want to read A Single Shard. I'm not sure why I never have. I was teaching 5th grade when it won. I had it in my classroom library.

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    2. I think The Blue Sword is so much better than The Hero and The Crown. I highly recommend guving it a try. I'm a big McKinley fan and own nearly all her books but Blue Sword comes off my shelf the most frequently.

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    3. A lot of people have said that! I will definitely be reading it.

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  3. The only one of these I've read is The House of the Scorpion and it was SO GOOD. I really need to read more Newberry winners...

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    1. UGH. I meant Newbery. Stupid fingers slipping on the keyboard :)

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    2. That's two people so far who've said read House of the Scorpion. I will get on it.

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  4. I'm finally reading Mrs. Frisby and the Rat's of NIMH for a classic read this month.

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    1. I may never get to that one. I have a thing about animal stories. There are very few I enjoy. That's why I never read it as a child either. I've NEVER liked animal stories.

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  5. I have actually (surprise!) read most of these - I still need to read The Ear, the Eye and the Arm, Enchantress from the Stars (how have I never even heard of this before??) and Penny from Heaven. And I still need to read this year's winner as well, though I remember that you loved it.

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    1. YES!!! I LOVE The Crossover. You should have seen me on Monday when they announced it won.

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  6. Some of my favouritest books ever are on your list! Might I suggest starting with The Blue Sword? (I reread that one every few years.) The Ear, the Eye and the Hand is an amazing story. And I love, love, love The Enchantress from the Stars! (Maybe because I read it at the right time during my adolescence?) Very fond feelings for Mrs. Frisby, though it's been ages. Haven't read A Single Shard, yet, though, or Penny From Heaven.

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    1. The thing about The Blue Sword is that I kind of hated The Hero and the Crown. It's why I haven't read it yet. I know I need to give it a chance on its own merits, but one of my big problems with Crown was the mage guy and I hear he's in this one too. But I will try and give it a chance soon!

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    2. I liked Blue Sword way better than Crown. Very different kind of story: unmagical girl drawn into secret magical world; slow-build romance; horses. Are you talking about the evil mage-guy? Or the animal guy? In either case, don't worry, you won't have the same issues.

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  7. Ooo, I was attracted to many of the book covers!! Here's my TTT list for the week: http://captivatedreader.blogspot.com/2015/02/top-ten-tuesday-top-ten-books-i-cant.html

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    1. I tried to pick the best covers for each book. :) The thing about Newberys is they are always in print and go through many many covers.

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  8. You haven't read The Blue Sword?! That's one of my absolute favorites. I see in the comments that you mentioned that you hated The Hero and the Crown, I didn't love that one either so I think you should still give The Blue Sword a try. Have you read McKinley's Beauty? I used to love Newberys when I was a kid, Mrs. Frisby was a really fun read.

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    1. I have read Beauty. I didn't love that one, but didn't hate it either. I just don't understand it. I feel so out of sync with the rest of the world.

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