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Favorites Read So Far in 2012

Do you love reading? [Explored #28] by FiduzWe’re more than half-way through the year (and more than half-way through SRP – have you registered? No? Register, already!) and at this point I’m taking stock of everything I’ve read so far.  I’ve had the pleasure to read many good books this year, but out of all these have been my favorites.  What are your favorite reads in 2012?

Favorites So Far of 2012

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But What Should I Read Now…?

Remixed: Library books by CCAC North LibrarySometimes I just don’t know what to read next.  Some of us like to browse the shelves.  Some of us get reading recommendations from friends and family.  You might also consider checking out the nominations for reading lists.  Reading lists like the Lone Star list (for grades 6-8), the Tayshas list (for grades 9-12), and the Best Fiction for Young Adults list (grades 6-12) post all the titles that have been nominated for recognition almost every month.  These lists are like getting recommendations from your friends…if your friends were all librarians who geek out about new books.&nb...

Road Trip!

Angel Fire, New Mexico by David FriedelWith the 4th of July holiday this week, I’ve been thinking quite a bit about travel.  Whether your family has a trip planned this summer or you plan on sticking around home, you might grab one of these books that features a road trip or travel.  Discover a new place through another’s journey, either while you take one of your own or from the comfort of home.  What would you recommend?
 

Road Trip & Travel Reads

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Art in Fiction

bass guitar by jadeashleyBeing creative and having a way to express ourselves is an important part of life for many of us.  Some may make music, others may work in the visual arts, and others may be performers of different varieties.  I don’t know if it’s because I’ve been interested in music and the arts for some time, or if it’s because most of the people I hung out with in high school were band geeks, drama nerds, and arty folk, but I enjoy reading a great book that features the arts in some form.  What arty reads do you recommend? 
 

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While You’re Waiting for This, Check Out One of These…

graceling trilogyAre you a fan of Kristin Cashore’s Seven Kingdoms Trilogy?  Whether you’re waiting for Bitterblue or you’ve read the entire series and are looking for another great read, consider checking out one of these.  What do you recommend?
 

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