What is Melissa Fox Reading?
Melissa Fox has worked at Watermark Books & Cafe since October 2011 and is currently the Children's Event Coordinator. She's an omnivorous reader, but specializes in children's literature. When she's not at the store, she's chauffeuring her four daughters (all avid readers) around town, picking up after her slightly absent-minded professor husband, or blogging about books. Since she reads (on average) 150+ books a year, a comprehensive list would be overwhelming to put up. What follows is the "best of the best" for the year.
French snails! Adorable pictures! Hilarious to read (for all ages)!
I've probably read this a half dozen times now, and it makes me laugh every. single. time.
Meant for the middle reader crowd, this is one that people of all ages (whether you like sports or not) will love.
Haven't read it in years. Still so delightful.
Cinderella without magic. It works. Promise!
Yes, it does live up to the hype.
I haven't read a graphic novel that wowed me this much in a LONG time.
Laini's writing is gorgeous, the story breathtaking. The only downside is that it's a part of a duology, so we have to wait for the conculsion. So very, VERY good.
I wish my sixth grade self had read this book. Maybe middle school would have been a bit easier.
Another book from my sixth grade self. There's a LOT of excellent graphic novels out this year!
Because I lie at the intersection of loving baking and technologically savvy and can't help but love a book that has both.
Oh. My. Gosh. I laughed SO much reading this.
Excellent not only for the issues it brings up to discuss, but also beause it's just a good story. A must read.
Fun, engaging, and feminist. Loved it!
I love Stiefvater's writing, and this is no exception.