February 10, 2014

Student Top Ten Books So Far This Year

This week we decided to vote on our favorite books for this year, even though it's only February. There are some wonderful winners, and I was glad to see that all 5 of our read aloud novels made the cut.

The only rules were that you had to select books that you read during this school year.

And the winners are...

1. The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman*
2. Zorgamazoo by Robert Paul Weston* (Read my review)
3. The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate*

4. It's a three-way tie!
  Mr. Wuffles! by David Wiesner
  Amulet series by Kazu Kibuishi
  We Are The Ship by Kadir Nelson* (Read my review)

7. The Chronicles of Ancient Darkness series by Michelle Paver (Read my review)
8. Percy Jackson and the Olympians series by Rick Riordan
9. The Planet Thieves by Dan Krokos (Read my review)

10. Three books tied for tenth place:
   The 39 Clues series by multiple authors*
   Maximum Ride series by James Patterson
   The Secret of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel series by Michael Scott

* Books that were read aloud to the class by Ms. Northrup

I'm curious to see how this list changes between now and the end of the school year. To recap, our Top Ten list is actually 13 books, although some are actually entire series, rather than individual books.


  1. Dan Krokos via Twitter @DanKrokosFebruary 12, 2014 at 8:21 AM

    Wow! Too cool!

  2. Robert Paul Weston via Twitter @rpWESTONFebruary 12, 2014 at 8:22 AM

    Well, if you're going to come second to somebody...