2017 Chapter Book List: Books Read and Rated

For 2017, 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 The Nest by Kenneth Oppel (MG)

Date Read: January 1st, 2017 Rating : 5/5 stars


#2 Garvey’s Choice by Nikki Grimes (MG)

Date Read: January 1st, 2017 Rating : 4/5 stars


#3 Saving Red by Sonya Sones  (YA)

Date Read: January 8th, 2017 Rating : 5/5 stars


#4 The Serpent King by Jeff Zenter (YA)

Date Read: January 15th, 2017 Rating : 4/5 stars


#5 The Inquisitor’s Tale by Adam Gidwitz (MG)

Date Read: January 28th, 2017 Rating : 4/5 stars


#6 When We Collided by Emery Lord (YA)

Date Read: February 1st, 2017 Rating : 5/5 stars


#7 Every Single Second by Tricia Springstubb  (MG)

Date Read: February 4th, 2017 Rating : 5/5 stars


#8 The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon  (YA)

Date Read: February 6th, 2017 Rating : 5/5 stars


#9 Finding Perfect by Elly Swartz (MG)

Date Read: February 13th, 2017 Rating: 5/5 stars


#10 Hilo #3 The Great Big Boom by Judd Winick (GN)

Date Read: February 19th, 2017 Rating: 5/5 stars


#11 It Ain’t So Awful, Falafel by Firoozeh Dumas (MG)

Date Read: February 19th, 2017 Rating: 5/5 stars


#12 Unusual Chickens for the Exceptional Poultry Farmer by Kelly Jones (MG)

Date Read: February 25th, 2017 Rating: 5/5 stars

Unusual Chickens for the Exceptional Poultry Farmer by Kelly Jones

#13 Upside Down Magic by Sarah Mlynowski, Lauren Myracle and Emily Jenkins (MG)

Date Read: March 11th, 2017 Rating: 4/5 stars

Upside Down Magic

#14 Completely Clementine by Sara Pennypacker (MG)

Date Read: March 14th, 2017 Rating: 4/5 stars

Completely Clementine

#15 Scar Island by Dan Gemeinhart (MG)

Date Read: March 18th, 2017 Rating: 4/5 stars


#16 Feathers  by Jacqueline Woodson (MG)

Date Read: March 20th, 2017 Rating: 4/5 stars


#17 Short by Holly Goldberg Sloan (MG)

Date Read: March 23rd, 2017 Rating: 5/5 stars


#18 The Scourge by Jennifer A. Nielsen (MG)

Date Read: April 2nd, 2017 Rating: 4/5 stars


#19 Terror at Bottle Creek by Watt Key (MG)

Date Read: April 9th, 2017 Rating: 4/5 stars


#20 Piecing Me Together by Renée Watson (MG)

Date Read: April 14th, 2017 Rating: 5/5 stars


#21 Matylda Bright and Tender by Holly M. McGhee (MG)

Date Read: April 16th, 2017 Rating: 5/5 stars


#22 Moon Shadow by Erin Downing (MG)

Date Read: April 30th, 2017 Rating: 3/5 stars


#23 Real Friends by Shannon Hale (MG/GN)

Date Read: May 4th, 2017 Rating: 5/5 stars

Real Friends

#24 American Street by Ibi Zoboi (YA)

Date Read: May 13th, 2017 Rating: 4/5 stars


#25 A Boy Called Bat by Elana K. Arnold (MG)

Date Read: May 14th, 2017 Rating: 5/5 stars

A Boy Called Bat

#26 Hello Universe by Erin Entrada Kelly (MG)

Date Read: May 21st, 2017 Rating: 5/5 stars


#27 See You in the Cosmos by Jack Cheng (MG)

Date Read: May 28th, 2017 Rating: 5/5 stars

See you in the Cosmos

#28 Gem & Dixie by Sara Zarr (YA)

Date Read: June 17th, 2017 Rating: 4/5 stars

Gem and Dixie

#29 The Other Boy by M.G. Hennessey (MG)

Date Read: June 23rd, 2017 Rating: 4/5 stars

the Other Boy

#30 If I was Your Girl by Meredith Russo (YA)

Date Read: June 28th, 2017 Rating: 4/5 stars

If I was your girl

#31 Pandas on the Eastside by Gabrielle Prendergast (MG)

Date Read: July 2nd, 2017 Rating: 4/5 stars


#32 The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas (YA)

Date Read: July 2nd, 2017 Rating: 5/5 stars

The Hate U Give

#33 Blooming at the Texas Sunrise Motel by Kimberly Willis Holt (MG)

Date Read: July 3rd, 2017 Rating: 4/5 stars


#34 The Many Reflections of Miss Jane Deming by J. Anderson Coats (MG)

Date Read: July 4th, 2017 Rating: 4/5 stars


#35 Lucky Broken Girl by Ruth Behar (MG)

Date Read: July 5th, 2017 Rating: 5/5 stars


#36 P.S. Be Eleven by Rita Williams-Garcia (MG)

Date Read: July 6th, 2017 Rating: 5/5 stars

P.S. Be Eleven

#37 Gone Crazy in Alabama by Rita Williams-Garcia (MG) 

Date Read: July 8th, 2017 Rating: 5/5 stars

Gond Crazy in Alabama

#38 Beyond the Bright Sea by Laurn Wolk (MG) 

Date Read: July 19th, 2017 Rating: 5/5 stars

Beyond the Bright Sea

#39 Amina’s Voice by Hena Khan (MG) 

Date Read: July 22nd, 2017 Rating: 4/5 stars

Amina's Voice

#40 Forget Me Not by Ellie Terry (MG) 

Date Read: July 27th, 2017 Rating: 5/5 stars

Forget Me Not_Cover

#41 Clayton Byrd Goes Underground by Rita Williams-Garcia  (MG) 

Date Read: August 2nd, 2017 Rating: 5/5 stars

Clayton Byrd Goes Underground

#42 Alvin Ho (Allergic to Girls, School, and Other Scary Things) by Lenore Look  (MG) 

Date Read: August 3rd, 2017 Rating: 5/5 stars

Alvin Ho

#43 Patina by Jason Reynolds (MG) 

Date Read: August 6th, 2017 Rating: 5/5 stars


#44 The Someday Birds by Sally J. Pla (MG) 

Date Read: August 13th, 2017 Rating: 5/5 stars


#45 Midnight Without a Moon by Linda Williams Jackson (MG) 

Date Read: August 25th, 2017 Rating: 5/5 stars

Midnight Without A Moon

#46  Orphan Island by Laurel Snyder (MG) 

Date Read: August 26th, 2017 Rating: 5/5 stars


#47  Walking with Miss Millie by Tamara Bundy (MG) 

Date Read: August 29th, 2017 Rating: 5/5 stars


#48  Wish by Barbara O’Connor (MG) 

Date Read: September 10th, 2017 Rating: 5/5 stars


#49 Book Uncle and Me by Uma Krishnaswami (MG) 

Date Read: September 17th, 2017 Rating: 4/5 stars

Book Uncle and Me

#50 A Tale Dark and Grimm by Adam Gidwitz (MG) 

Date Read: October 1st2017 Rating: 5/5 stars


#51 Mighty Jack and the Goblin King by Ben Hatke (MG/GN) 

Date Read: October 7th2017 Rating: 5/5 stars


#52 Zinnia and the Bees by Danielle Davis (MG) 

Date Read: October 7th2017 Rating: 5/5 stars


#53 The Year of the Book by Andrea Cheng (MG) 

Date Read: October 9th2017 Rating: 5/5 stars

The Year of the Book

#54 Swing it Sunny by Jennifer L Holm and Matthew Holm (GN/MG) 

Date Read: October 14th2017 Rating: 4/5 stars

Swing it Sunny

#55 Refugee by Alan Gratz (MG) 

Date Read: November 4th2017 Rating: 5/5 stars


#56 Me and Marvin Gardens by Amy Sarig King (MG) 

Date Read: November 13th2017 Rating: 5/5 stars

MArvin Gardens

#57 The Secret Sheriff of Sixth Grade by Jordan Sonnenblick (MG) 

Date Read: November 20th2017 Rating: 4/5 stars

The Secret Shrrif of Sixth Grade

#58 The Goldfish Boy by Lisa Thompson (MG) 

Date Read: November 26th2017 Rating: 4/5 stars

The Goldfish Boy

#59  Greetings From Witness Protection! by Jake Burt (MG) 

Date Read: November 29th2017 Rating: 4/5 stars

greetings from Nowhere

#60 Alvin Ho: Allergic to Camping, Hiking and other Natural Disasters by Lenore Look (MG) 

Date Read: November 29th2017 Rating: 4/5 stars

Alvin Ho Allergic to Camping

#61 Chasing Augustus by Kimberly Newton Fusco (MG) 

Date Read: December 10th2017 Rating: 4/5 stars

Chasing Augustus

#62 Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds (YA) 

Date Read: December 23rd2017 Rating: 5/5 stars

Long Way Down

#63 Snow White: A Graphic Novel by Matt Phelan (GN) 

Date Read: December 27th2017 Rating: 5/5 stars


#64 Dear Martin by Nic Stone (YA) 

Date Read: December 28th2017 Rating: 5/5 stars

Dear Martin