Top 10 list
I always want to buy new books, but my mom says that I will soon grow out of the books I have already. So she wants me to read the many, many books on my bookshelf. I think she’s wrong, but she’s the one who has the money, sadly.
To get more books, I’ve decided to read even more this summer. I know my column is called “Rachel Recommends,” but I’m going to give you my top ten list for books to read this summer. It’s sort of like recommending books, but I’m recommending books I have yet to read.
1. Once Upon the End, by James Riley. This book is the third and last book in a trilogy. I really want to read this book because I enjoyed the last two books with the humor and anticipation.
2. Counting By 7s, by Holly Goldberg Sloan. I chose this book, first of all, because my friend recommended it to me. But I’m interested in it because it seems like a book about a girl who is a genius and shy.
3. Story Thieves, by James Riley. The author also wrote the Twice Upon a Time series, which I liked very much.
4. The Short Seller, by Elissa Brent Weissman. This book has different story line than most books. The author also wrote Nerd Camp, a Sunshine State book. I got to meet Weissman in March at the Southwest Florida Book Festival in Fort Myers (see picture), and she signed my book, which makes me want to read it even more.
5. The Fifth Wave, by Rick Yancey. A friend got it for me for my birthday. It looks like something different than the things I’ve read before. Some people think it’s just a movie, but it’s also a book.
6. Walk Two Moons, by Sharon Creech. It reminds me of one of my favorite books, Three Times Lucky, because both main characters’ only wish is to be reunited with their mothers.
7. The Ghosts of Tupelo Landing, by Shelia Turnage. This is the second book in a series. I really enjoyed the first book, and as everyone knows, I love series!
8. The Infinite Sea, by Rick Yancey. This is the second book in a series—the first book is The Fifth Wave. It also was a birthday present.
9. The Honest Truth, by Dan Gemeinhart. I like the story line because it reminds of Out of My Mind where a girl is determined to get something. In this book, a boy is determined to get something.
10. My Summer of Pink and Green, by Lisa Greenwald. Since I’m starting middle school soon, I will probably be reading some harder books, so I want to do an easy summer beach read.
I can’t wait to spend the entire summer reading books that I don’t have to get approved by my teacher first!
Rachel Newman is 10 years old and in the fifth grade at Sea Gate Elementary. She is active in Irish dancing, piano, flute, acting and volleyball. Writing, reading, and watching “I Love Lucy” are her great joys, along with taking pictures of her cats.