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.

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The Parker Inheritance Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780545946179
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Published: Arthur A. Levine Books - March 27th, 2018

The Westing Game (which you should read if you haven't!) homage with pre-Civil Rights-era race relations. Historical AND fun!


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Educated: A Memoir Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780399590504
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Published: Random House - February 20th, 2018

For those who liked The Glass Castle, and anyone who wants a compelling memoir. 


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The Cruel Prince (Folk of the Air #1) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316310277
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - January 2nd, 2018

Dark and gorgeous and OH so unputdownable. 


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The Penderwicks at Last Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780385755665
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Published: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers - May 15th, 2018

I adore the Penderwicks (can I live next door to them?) and this is the perfect ending for the series. 


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The Belles Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781484728499
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Published: Freeform - February 6th, 2018

Remarkable. 


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Not If I Save You First Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781338134148
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Published: Scholastic Press - March 27th, 2018

SO good. And SO much fun!


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Rebound Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780544868137
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Published: Houghton Mifflin - April 2nd, 2018

I love Alexander's work, and this is no exception. 


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The Adventures of a Girl Called Bicycle Cover Image
By Christina Uss, Jonathan Bean (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780823440078
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Published: Margaret Ferguson Books - June 5th, 2018

Kind of silly, but ultimately very charming. 


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Scarlett Hart: Monster Hunter Cover Image
By Marcus Sedgwick, Thomas Taylor (Illustrator)
$23.99
ISBN: 9781250159847
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Published: First Second - April 3rd, 2018

So much fun!


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Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780735220683
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Published: Pamela Dorman Books - May 9th, 2017

Worth the hype 


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Pride Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062564047
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Balzer + Bray - September 18th, 2018

I'm a sucker for a Jane Austin retelling, but this is particuarly good. 


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Moonrise Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781681193663
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Published: Bloomsbury UK - May 8th, 2018

Powerful.