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) 130+ books a year, a comprehensive list would be overwhelming to put up. What follows is the "best of the best" for the year.
The Westing Game (which you should read if you haven't!) homage with pre-Civil Rights-era race relations. Historical AND fun!
For those who liked The Glass Castle, and anyone who wants a compelling memoir.
Dark and gorgeous and OH so unputdownable.
I adore the Penderwicks (can I live next door to them?) and this is the perfect ending for the series.
SO good. And SO much fun!
I love Alexander's work, and this is no exception.
Kind of silly, but ultimately very charming.
So much fun!
Worth the hype
I'm a sucker for a Jane Austin retelling, but this is particuarly good.