Sunday, December 30, 2012

Jen's 2012 Book Remix

It's almost the end of 2012! Looking back at all the reading I did and all the adventures I've had this year has been a lot of fun. It's amazing how many exciting things we did in one year. I wrote an Un-Boring List for 2012 and I almost did everything on the list...but I did some really cool stuff that wasn't even on the list. Overall, it was a great year.

The end of the year means it's time to do a best of 2012 post. I've noticed lately that as I'm reading a lot of times a song will pop into my head kind of like a soundtrack for the book. I thought it would be fun to pair my 2012 books with some of my favorite 2012 songs. 


House Held Up By Trees by Ted Kooser
1. Gotye and Kimbra's "Somebody That I Used To Know"

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Every Day by David Levithan
2. Fun.'s "Some Nights"

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The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate
3. Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe"

Katherine Applegate was a joy to meet at this year's Anderson's Children's Literature Breakfast.

 I'm so glad we got to know Ivan through this book! I was devastated to hear of his passing.

Of course, Call Me Maybe came to mind instantly thanks to Colby Sharp's Johnny Tremain Newbery Challenge video from this summer...if you haven't seen it (I don't know how...) it's a must-see! 

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From What I Remember... by Stacy Kramer and Valerie Thomas
4. Fun. and Janelle MonĂ¡e's "We Are Young"

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Wonder by RJ Palacio
5. Kelly Clarkson's "Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)"

Meeting RJ Palacio with my student Michelle was one of the highlights of this year for sure!

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Insurgent by Veronica Roth
6. Adele's "Set Fire To The Rain"

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The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
7. One Direction's "What Makes You Beautiful"

We participated in John Green Week this year and here is our preview review!

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Same Sun Here by Silas House and Neela Vaswani
8. Phillip Phillips's "Home"

Colby and I started our Reading Along I-94 Book Club after NCTE last year. 
Discussing Same Sun Here was one of my favorites!
Reading Along I-94: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4

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Extra Yarn by Mac Barnett
9. Imagine Dragons' "It's Time"

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This Is Not My Hat by Jon Klassen
10. Taylor Swift's "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together"

I can't believe I actually met and got to have pizza with Jon Klassen so I was able to post My Interview with Jon. That's pretty wild. I can't even believe it still. It's really really wild. 

At NCTE last year, I Want My Hat Back was so much fun and we celebrated this year with Our NCTE This Is Not My Hat Video. The red hat and it's antics wasn't staying in Vegas.

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Drama by Raina Telgemeier
11. Owl City and Carly Rae Jepson's "Good Time"

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See You at Harry's by Jo Knowles
12. Kelly Clarkson's "Catch My Breath"


This book was another one Colby and I read for our Reading Along I-94 book club
...it was a perfect book to read and discuss. 

Reading Along I-94: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4


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Capture the Flag by Kate Messner
13. Owl City's "When Can I See You Again"

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Fake Mustache by Tom Angleberger

I had to end with this book because a chicken yodeling video is just the exact way to end this 2012 book review. Believe me, you want to click the link above and see this man yodel...with chickens. 

Colby and I reread this book to look closely at Tom's craft as an author - awesome.

Reading Along I-94: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4

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Thanks for reading through yet another 2012 end-of-the-year book list! 
Have any songs popped into your head as you have been reading? It doesn't matter if it's a book or song from 2012 or not! Please share!

 

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