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What Should I Review? You Decide.

It’s getting down to the wire. I’ve eighty-one books to review and only three days to do it. Long story short, it’s not gonna happen.  So we’re reviving the old Vote For Your Favorite game.  The rules are simple.  This year I played it lazy and simply cut and pasted my To Review list from Goodreads here.  There are eighty-two titles listed below.  My request to you is to find the one book you would like me to review for 2011 and to tell me so in the comments.  At midnight I close down the comments and will tally the end results.

In the past I used an online survey system for this poll, but I found that folks got a little overly enthusiastic with that kind of thing.  So to avoid that you have only 24 hours to place one comment in this post.  Do not email me your request, even if my comment feature isn’t working.  I apologize, but this is the method I prefer and my email in-box is a bit full as it is.

Also remember that there may be a reason I didn’t review the book you have an eye on.  I’m going to be perfectly honest in my review and if I hated it I will say so long and strong.  Could just be that I loved it and didn’t have time for it though.  To play it safe, I suggest selecting a book that you simply want another opinion on.

Thanks for helping me out!  I’ve found time to review a lot of great books this way.

P.S. Those ratings next to each books are the cumulative Goodreads ratings and not my own.

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Elizabeth Bird About Elizabeth Bird

Elizabeth Bird is currently New York Public Library's Youth Materials Collections Specialist. She has served on Newbery, written for Horn Book, and has done other lovely little things that she'd love to tell you about but that she's sure you'd find more interesting to hear of in person. Her opinions are her own and do not reflect those of NYPL, SLJ, or any of the other acronyms you might be able to name. Follow her on Twitter: @fuseeight.

Comments

  1. Lisa says:

    Juniper Berry

  2. The Silver Bowl

  3. Cathy Potter says:

    The Great Wall of Lucy Wu

  4. Chloe says:

    with a name like love

  5. Cheryl says:

    Sparrow Road or Camo Girl

  6. EM says:

    SECRETS AT SEA.

  7. Kathy J says:

    Lots of favorites there, but I’d love to hear what you thought of SERIOUSLY, NORMAN!

  8. The Grand Plan to Fix Everything

  9. kk says:

    We Are Not Eaten by Yaks

  10. One Day and One Amazing Morning on Orange Street. Haven’t seen too many reviews of it!

  11. Kate Messner says:

    I’d LOVE to hear what you thought of THE APOTHECARY. (Mostly because I loved it to pieces except for one thing.)

  12. Daphne Kalmar says:

    The Grand Plan to Fix Everything

  13. Christopher Tabor says:

    The Dead Gentleman

    I would really love to hear what you think of it!

  14. Matthew Cody says:

    I’d humbly vote for The Dead Gentleman, because the author is such a swell fella. ;)

  15. Jen B. says:

    Wild Wings by Lewis – read that and had mixed thoughts on it, so would love to hear yours. Mostly I’m in awe that these are all things you’ve already read. That’s a lot of books.

  16. I would love to see A DOG’S WAY HOME get some more attention.

  17. Tandy says:

    The Great WAll of Lucy Wu!!!!

  18. Rick Mckinney says:

    The Dead Gentleman!!

  19. Jen says:

    Dead Gentleman
    With a name like love
    An elephant in the garden.

  20. Jennifer Kraar says:

    Wild Wings – I had a strong reaction to Lewis’s book and am wondering about your opinion.

    • Elizabeth Bird says:

      I should note that if you vote for more than one book I’m just going to go with the first title you mention. One vote per person per book.

  21. Hard to pick just one, but How Lamar’s Bad Prank Won a Bubba-Sized Trophy is terrific.

  22. Laura Wadley says:

    The Floating Islands. Thanks.

  23. Melissa says:

    The Dead Gentleman

  24. Jan Hurn says:

    The Dead Gentleman, as I LOVED his first book Powerless!!

  25. Don Mckinney says:

    The Dead Gentleman please

  26. Antoinette says:

    THE DEAD GENTLEMAN please.

  27. Alisha says:

    The Dead Gentleman, please. (Loved Powerless, too.)

  28. Ellen Heath says:

    I’m a big fan of Michael Morpurgo, so I vote for An Elephant in the Garden.

  29. Tracy says:

    The Apothecary

  30. Dan says:

    The Dead Gentleman, please.

  31. Jody Feldman says:

    It already looks like I’ll be outvoted, but THE APOTHECARY.

  32. Dirk G. says:

    The Dead Gentleman, please!

  33. Kevin says:

    The Dead Gentleman!

  34. Jess says:

    A Million Miles From Boston

  35. Jenny says:

    Dragon’s Tooth. Best N.D. Wilson yet.

  36. Mary Oldham says:

    Please review Matthew Cody’s book, THE DEAD GENTLEMAN, because he promised to pay me a gazillion dollars if I voted for it!!!

  37. Julie says:

    The Grand Plan to Fix Everything

  38. Leigh says:

    Secrets at Sea!

  39. Melissa says:

    The Dead Gentleman please.

  40. Dick Holmes says:

    True–Sort Of

  41. Marci says:

    Emerald Atlas

  42. Ms. Martha says:

    Leisle and Po please.

  43. AngelaG says:

    The Apothecary, have loved Maile Meloy’s other short stories

  44. Bobbi Miller says:

    O my! How hard to pick just one! Silver Bowl by Stanley.

  45. Suzannah Scott-Moncrieff says:

    The Dead Gentleman by Matthew Cody

  46. LisaL says:

    True…Sort Of

  47. Vicki Hall says:

    A Dog’s Way Home

  48. Kelly says:

    Another vote for How Lamar’s Bad Prank Won a Bubba-Sized Trophy.

  49. Susie Highley says:

    An Elephant in the Garden. I hope Morpurgo gets more richly-deserved attention now that War Horse is a film. (and already a play). Plus it wouldn’t take you too long to read!

  50. With a Name Like Love.

  51. Franki says:

    Dragon’s Tooth

  52. How Lamar’s Bad Prank Won a Bubba-Sized Trophy

  53. Tammy says:

    I would love to hear your review of The Dead Gentleman.

  54. Zoe says:

    On a purely selfish note I’d love to see your review of either the Clementine book or the one and only stuey lewis. I’ve read both for the cybils and know which one I think is a better book but would be very interested in your opinion.

  55. Mona says:

    Planet Middle School by Nikki
    Grimes

  56. BF says:

    With a Name Like Love

  57. Gail Donovan says:

    WHAT’S BUGGING BAILEY BLECKER? Please. Because I really want to know.

  58. Erin W says:

    Wildwood; please.

  59. Georgia says:

    i’d like to know what you think of my book, How They Croaked. thanks, Georgia

  60. erin says:

    I’d love to see a review of How Lamar’s Bad Prank Won a Bubba-Sized Trophy.

    I have no idea if the rest of the book measures up, but the first page is so funny that I’ve been hand-selling it to people at my branch on that basis alone.

  61. AZ says:

    Secrets at Sea

  62. clare says:

    We Are Not Eaten By Yaks. Who could resist that title?

  63. Thlib says:

    Secrets at Sea

  64. Tatiana says:

    Flutter: the Story of Four Sisters and an Incredible Journey

  65. I would love to see what you think about The Fourth Stall.

  66. jennthomas says:

    Please Review Matthew Cody’s DEAD GENTLEMAN….please…..

  67. Jean Reagan says:

    A Dog’s Way Home

  68. Jo Reynolds says:

    I would like you to review The Dead Gentleman by Matthew Cody.

  69. Nadia says:

    The Dead Gentleman