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BEA: The Books

Posted by Caitie F on May 30, 2011

I thought I would share the books I got while at BEA. I have them in order by when they come out, with things that are already out at the end. If there is anything you are interested in when I am done, please send me an email!

All descriptions are from the books.

Feathers by Thor Hanson: tracks a history of evolution, fluff, flight, fancy, and function.

The Story of Charlotte’s Web  by Michael Sims: The story of the man behind the most beloved children’s book pf the 20th century, and the real-life spiders and pigs that inspired them.

Original Sin: A Sally Sin Adventure by Beth McMullen: In a race against time,Lucy must fight to save herself, her family – and, oh yes – the world.

The Magician King by Lev Grossman: The sequel to The Magicians. I won’t read the cover since i haven’t finished the first one. (this one is not up for grabs when I am done, have to pass it on to friends and family).

13 Gifts by Wendy Mass: The charmed town Tara is sent to has something big in store for her on her 13th birthday. It’s not a typical birthday. But then again, nothing is Willow Falls is exactly typical! (not up for grabs, husband’s classroom is getting it)

Floors by Patrick Carman:  Charlie had his chocolate factory. Stanley Yelnats had his holes. Leo has the wacky, amazing Whippet Hotel. (for husband’s classroom)

we the animals by Justin Torres: Three brothers tear their way through childhood— smashing tomatoes all over each other, building kites from trash, hiding out when their parents do battle, tiptoeing around the house as their mother sleeps off her graveyard shift

How to Rock Braces and Glasses by Meg Haston:  an eighth-grade Queen Bee, after finding herself dropped into Loserland, realizes that it’s time to reap the bad karma she’s sown. 

3:15 Season One: Things That Go Bump in the Night by Patrick Carman: 3:15 means several things. It’s a time when things go bump in the night. A place where spooky stories find a home.( Going to my mom’s classroom)

The Winters in Bloom by Lisa Tucker: A family discovers that it’s only when the walls between the present and past crumble that the future can bloom


The Grey Wolf Throne by Cinda Williams Chima: an epic tale of fierce loyalty, unbearable sacrifice, and the heartless hand of fate.

 The Orchard: a memoir: by Theresa Weir: the story of a street-smart city girl who must adapt to a new life on an apple farm after she falls in love with Adrian Curtis, the golden boy of a prominent local family whose lives and orchards seem to be cursed

GQ Candidate by Keli Goff: After a sex scandal brings down a local politician, Luke Cooper finds himself catapulted into the Michigan Governor’s mansion, making him one of the few black and—by virtue of adoption—Jewish elected officials to hold such an office. His national celebrity is increased when he heroically saves the life of an avowed racist, and his good looks and charm earn him the nickname “The GQ Candidate.”


Glow by Amy Kathleen Ryan: What if you were bound for a new world, about to pledge your life to someone you’d been promised to since birth, and one unexpected violent attack made survival—not love—the issue?

Pie by Sarah Weeks: When Alice’s Aunt Polly passes away, she takes with her the secret to her world-famous pie-crust recipe. Or does she? In her will, Polly leaves the recipe to her extraordinarily surly cat Lardo . . . and then leaves Lardo in the care of Alice.

The Traitor’s Smile by Patricia Elliott: As the French Revolution rages around her, wealthy and beautiful Eugende Boncoeur is no longer safe in her own country. She must remain  one step ahead of him– for she is but one step away from the guillotine.

Icefall by Matthew J Kirby: Trapped in a hidden fortress tucked between towering mountains and a frozen sea, Solveig, along with her brother the crown prince, their older sister, and an army of restless warriors, anxiously awaits news of her father’s victory at battle. But as winter stretches on, and the unending ice refuses to break, terrible acts of treachery soon make it clear that a traitor lurks in their midst.

Triangles by Ellen Hopkins: Three female friends face midlife crises in a no-holds-barred exploration of sex, marriage, and the fragility of life.

The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater: With her trademark lyricism, Maggie Stiefvater turns to a new world, where a pair are swept up in a daring, dangerous race across a cliff–with more than just their lives at stake should they lose.

Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi: Juliette hasn’t touched anyone in exactly 264 days. The last time she did, it was an accident, but The Reestablishment locked her up for murder. No one knows why Juliette’s touch is fatal. As long as she doesn’t hurt anyone else, no one really cares.

Legend by Marie Lu: What was once the western United States is now home to the Republic, a nation perpetually at war with its neighbors. Born into an elite family in one of the Republic’s wealthiest districts, fifteen-year-old June is a prodigy being groomed for success in the Republic’s highest military circles. Born into the slums, fifteen-year-old Day is the country’s most wanted criminal. But his motives may not be as malicious as they seem.

Ivy and the Meanstalk by Dawn Lairamore: After finding her long-lost fairy godmother, escaping a forthcoming marriage, and saving her kingdom from the dastardly designs of a scheming prince, Princess Ivy wants nothing more than to have a little fun and enjoy the company of her new dragon friend, Elridge. But long ago a magical harp went missing, snatched by a thieving youth named Jack. Its rightful owner wants it back—or the entire kingdom will suffer an unspeakable fate!

The Cheap Bastard’s Guide to NYC by Rob Grader: How to do things for cheap or free in NYC (Keeping for myself, I need it!)


Dog On It and Thereby Hangs a Tail by Spencer Quinn: The fast-paced and funny tale is narrated by the inimitable Chet, Bernie’s best friend and canine partner, whose personality and preferences are never in doubt. (giving it to my mom)

Next to Normal by Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey: The Pulitzer PRize winning musical. (For my husband)

Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel:  England, the 1520s. Henry VIII is on the throne, but has no heir. Cardinal Wolsey is his chief advisor, charged with securing the divorce the Pope refuses to grant. Into this atmosphere of distrust and need comes Thomas Cromwell, first as Wolsey’s clerk, and later his successor. Cromwell is a wholly original man: the son of a brutal blacksmith, a political genius, a briber, a charmer, a bully, a man with a delicate and deadly expertise in manipulating people and events.

Skipping a Beat by Sarah Pekkanen: Julia and Michael meet in high school in their small, poverty-stricken West Virginia hometown. But one day Michael stands up at the head of the table in his company’s boardroom — then silently crashes to the floor. More than four minutes later, a portable defibrillator manages to jump-start his heart. Julia must decide: should she walk away from the man she once adored, but who truthfully became a stranger to her long before his near-death experience – or should she give in to her husband’s pleas for a second chance and a promise of a poorer but happier life?


























3 Responses to “BEA: The Books”

  1. Amanda said

    That 13 Gifts one was on my list not for me but for my kids, who really like her work. Just another reason I’m angry at my airline…

  2. My books haven’t come yet, so I’m not sure what I got. I see several titles that look good to me.

  3. Jason said

    Note of warning: I do want to read a couple of these, so the wait might be a LITTLE long, but if I have to rush through, I will…

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