2016 Chapter Book List: Books Read and Rated

For 2016, my goal is going to be 75 “new to me” novels.

For my own future reference, books will be rated on a 5 star system.

Abbreviations:  GN: Graphic Novel MG: Middle Grade YA: Young Adult A: Adult

#1 Full Cicada Moon by Marilyn Hilton (MG)

Date Read: January 1st, 2016 Rating : 5/5 stars

Full Cicada Moon

#2 Sunny Side Up by Jennifer L.Holm (MG/GN)

Date Read: January 8th, 2016 Rating : 4/5 stars

Sunny Side Up by Jennifer Holm

#3 Fat Angie by E.E. Charlton-Trujillo (YA)

Date Read: January 21st, 2016 Rating : 4/5 stars

Fat Angie by E.E. Charlton-Trujillo

#4 A Night Divided by Jennifer A. Nielsen (MG)

Date Read: January 31st, 2016 Rating : 5/5 stars

A Night Divided

#5 More Happy Than Not by  Adam Silvera (YA)

Date Read: February 4th, 2016 Rating : 4/5 stars

More Happy than Not by Adam Silvera

#6 Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson (MG/GN)

Date Read: February 5th, 2016 Rating : 5/5 stars

Roller Girl

#7 The Unlikely Hero of Room 13B by Teresa Toten (YA)

Date Read: February 20th, 2016 Rating : 5/5 stars


#8 The Thing about Jellyfish by Ali Benjamin (MG)

Date Read: March 13th, 2016 Rating : 5/5 stars

The Thing about Jellyfish by Ali Benjamin

#9 Some Kind of Courage by Dan Gemeinhart (MG)

Date Read: March 15th, 2016 Rating : 5/5 stars

Some Kind of Courage

#10  Stand Off by Andrew Smith  (YA)

Date Read: March 19th, 2016 Rating : 5/5 stars

Stand Off (Winger #2)

#11  All American Boys by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely (YA)

Date Read: March 21st, 2016 Rating : 5/5 stars

All American Boys

#12 Goodbye Stranger by Rebecca Stead  (MG)

Date Read: March 23rd, 2016 Rating : 5/5 stars

Goodbye Stranger

#13 Paper Hearts by Meg Wivott   (YA)

Date Read: March 24th, 2016 Rating : 5/5 stars


#14 This is the Story of You by Beth Kephart (YA)

Date Read: March 27th, 2016 Rating : 5/5 stars

This is the Story of You Beth Kephart

#15 Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys (YA)

Date Read: April 13th, 2016 Rating : 5/5 stars

Salt to the sea

#16 All Rise for the Honorable Perry T Cook by Leslie Connor (MG)

Date Read: April 30th, 2016 Rating : 5/5 stars

All Rise for the Honorable Perry T Cook by Leslie Connor

#17 Booked! by Kwame Alexander (MG)

Date Read: May 8th, 2016 Rating : 4/5 stars


#18 Burn Baby Burn by Meg Medina (YA)

Date Read: May 19th, 2016 Rating : 5/5 stars

Burn Baby Burn

#19 The Girl in the Well is Me (MG)

Date Read: May 21st, 2016 Rating : 4/5 stars

The Girl in the Well is Me

#20 Hour of the Bees by Lindsay Eager (MG)

Date Read: May 28th, 2016 Rating : 5/5 stars

hour of the Bees

#21 House Arrest by K.A. Holt (MG)

Date Read: June 5th, 2016 Rating : 5/5 stars

House Arrest by K.A. Holt

#22 Summerlost by Ally Condie (MG)

Date Read: June 26th, 2016 Rating : 5/5 stars


#23 Raymie Nightingale by Kate DiCamillo (MG)

Date Read: July 5th, 2016 Rating : 5/5 stars

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#24  This Journal Belongs to Ratchet by Nancy J. Cavanaugh (MG)

Date Read: July 10th, 2016 Rating : 4/5 stars


#25  Upside Down in the Middle of Nowhere by Julie T. Lamana (MG)

Date Read: July 18th, 2016 Rating : 5/5 stars

Upside Down in the Middle of Nowhere by Julie T. Lamana

#26  Anna and the Swallow Man by Gavriel Savit (YA)

Date Read: July 21st, 2016 Rating : 4/5 stars

Anna and the Swallow Man

#27  Some Kind of Happiness by Claire Legrand  (MG)

Date Read: July 23rd, 2016 Rating : 5/5 stars

Some Kind of Happiness

#28  Pax by Sara Pennypacker  (MG)

Date Read: July 23rd, 2016 Rating : 5/5 stars


#29  Still a Work in Progress by Jo Knowles  (MG)

Date Read: July 30th, 2016 Rating : 5/5 stars

Still a Work

#30  The Strange Case of Origami Yoda  by Tom Angleberger  (MG)

Date Read: August 3rd, 2016 Rating : 5/5 stars

Strange Case

#31 As Brave as You by Jason Reynolds  (MG)

Date Read: August 7th, 2016 Rating : 5/5 stars

As Brave as You

#32 Lily and Dunkin by Donna Gephart  (MG)

Date Read: August 13th, 2016 Rating : 5/5 stars

Lily and Dunkin

#33  Clara Humble and the Not so Super Powers by Anna Humphrey (MG)

Date Read: August 16th, 2016 Rating : 4/5 stars

Clara Humble and the Not so Super Powers

#34 Nine, Ten: A September 11th Story by Nora Raleigh Baskin (MG)

Date Read: August 19th, 2016 Rating : 5/5 stars

Nine, Ten- A September 11th Story

#35 The Land of Forgotten Girls by Erin Entrada Kelly (MG)

Date Read: August 22nd, 2016 Rating : 4/5 stars


#36 Counting Thyme by Melanie Conklin (MG)

Date Read: August 26th, 2016 Rating : 5/5 stars

Counting Thyme

#37 How to Speak Dolphin by Ginny Rorby (MG)

Date Read: August 30th, 2016 Rating : 5/5 stars

How to Speak Dolphin

#38 Mighty Jack by Ben Hatke (GN/MG)

Date Read: September 11th, 2016 Rating : 5/5 stars


#39 Saving the Whole Wide World (Hilo 2) by Judd Winick (GN/MG)

Date Read: September 11th, 2015 Rating : 5/5 stars


#40 Legends of Zita the Space Girl by Ben Hatke (GN/MG)

Date Read: September 18th, 2016 Rating : 4/5 stars


#41  Rescued by Elliot Schrefer (YA)

Date Read: September 25th, 2016 Rating : 5/5 stars


#42 The Seventh Wish by Kate Messner (MG)

Date Read: October 2nd, 2016 Rating : 5/5 stars


#43 A Year Without Mom by Dasha Tolstikova (MG)

Date Read: October 2nd, 2016 Rating : 4/5 stars


#44  Ms. Bixby’s Last Day by John David Anderson (MG)

Date Read: October 10th, 2016 Rating : 5/5 stars


#45 The Wild Robot by Peter Brown (MG)

Date Read: October 16th, 2016 Rating : 4/5 stars


#46 Ghosts by Raina Telgemeier (GN)

Date Read: October 14th, 2016 Rating : 3/5 stars


#47 Ghost by Jason Reynolds (MG)

Date Read: October 22nd, 2016 Rating : 5/5 stars


#48 The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating by Elisabeth Tova Bailey (A)

Date Read: October 30th, 2016 Rating : 5/5 stars


#49 Wolf Hollow by Lauren Wolk  (MG/YA)

Date Read: October 31st, 2016 Rating : 4/5 stars


#50 Dream Jumper  (Book One Nightmare Escape) by Greg Grunberg and Lucas Turnbloom  (GN)

Date Read: November 5th, 2016 Rating : 2/5 stars


#51 Save Me a Seat by Sarah Weeks  and Gita Varadarajan  (MG)

Date Read: November 6th, 2016 Rating : 5/5 stars


#52 Making Friends with Billy Wong by Augusta Scattergood  (MG)

Date Read: November 8th, 2016 Rating : 5/5 stars


#53 Just My Luck (Zack Delacruz 2) by Jeff Anderson  (MG)

Date Read: November 10th, 2016 Rating : 4/5 stars


#54 Be Light Like a Bird by Monika Schröder  (MG)

Date Read: November 11th, 2016 Rating : 5/5 stars


#55 Falling Over Sideways by Jordan Sonnenblick  (YA)

Date Read: November 19th, 2016 Rating : 5/5 stars


#56 Bjorn’s Gift by Sandy Brehl  (MG)

Date Read: August 2oth, 2016 Rating : 4/5 stars


#57 Little Man by Elizabeth Mann (MG)

Date Read: November 26th, 2016 Rating : 4/5 stars


#58 CaveBoy Dave More Scrawny than Brawny by Aaron Reynolds  (GN)

Date Read: November 27th, 2016 Rating : 4/5 stars


#59 When Friendship Followed me Home by Paul Griffin  (MG/YA)

Date Read: December 3rd, 2016 Rating : 5/5 stars


#60 The Memory of Things by Gae Polisner  (YA)

Date Read: December 8th, 2016 Rating : 5/5 stars


#61 The Girl who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill  (MG)

Date Read: December 11th, 2016 Rating : 4/5 stars


#62 Cleopatra in Space: Target Practice by Mike Maihack  (GN)

Date Read: December 17th, 2016 Rating : 3/5 stars

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#63 Red: The True Story of Red Riding Hood by Liesl Shurtliff  (MG)

Date Read: December 18th, 2016 Rating : 5/5 stars


#64 Gertie’s Leap to Greatness by Kate Beasley  (MG)

Date Read: December 20th, 2016 Rating : 4/5 stars


#65 A Whole New Ballgame by Phil Binder  (MG)

Date Read: December 21st, 2016 Rating : 4/5 stars


#66 LumberJanes: Beware the Kitten Holy by Noelle Stevenson  (GN)

Date Read: December 23rd, 2016 Rating : 3/5 stars


#67 The Odds of Getting Even by Sheila Turnage  (MG)

Date Read: December 24th, 2016 Rating : 5/5 stars

The Odds of Getting Even  by Sheila Turnage

#68 Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life by Wendy Mass  (MG)

Date Read: December 26th, 2016 Rating : 4/5 stars


#69 White Fur Flying by Patricia MacLachlan (MG)

Date Read: December 28th, 2016 Rating : 4/5 stars


#70 Camp Midnight by Steven T. Seagle and Jason Adam Katzenstein  (GN)

Date Read: December 28th, 2016 Rating : 4/5 stars


#71 American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang  (GN)

Date Read: December 31st, 2016 Rating : 4/5 stars


#72 The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater  (YA)

Date Read: December 31st, 2016 Rating : 5/5 stars

The Raven King