We’re pretty much finished with the 120 Seconds presentations, and my aide has typed up the list of books we heard from so far. Not everyone has remembered to add his/her book to the list on the board — I know I heard some Unfortunate Events and some Goosebumps (from the EL kids) and even some Hardy Boys and Heidi of all things– but this is a good start. Repeats have been eliminated. Harry Potter frequency was down this year. Percy Jackson was waaay up. Half my classes are ready to camp out for the movie premier (in two weeks) of  The Lightning Thief. (My boy is so excited about that, he can’t cope.) We also heard A LOT of Twilight (duh), and vampires in general were big.  So was Alex Rider. But no Lord of the Rings this year. (Yeah!)

We also heard from Holden Caulfield, read by a girl. (Jerome RiP.)
The Shakespeare one was a simplified version, but still rocked.
I gotta find the video of the kid who did The Hunt for Red October. His Russian accent was classic.

That was Then, This is Now -S.E. Hinton
Interview with the Vampire – Anne Rice
Touching Spirit Bear – Ben Michelson
13 Reasons Why – Jay Asher
Coraline – Neil Gaimen
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone –J.K Rowling
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets – J.K. Rowling
Hoot – Carl Hiaasen
The Magician’s Nephew – C.S. Lewis
The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe – C.S.Lewis
Percy Jackson: The Lightning Thief – Rick Riordon
Percy Jackson: The Last Olympian – Rick Riordon
Roll of Thunder Hear My Cry – Mildred D. Taylor
Hatchet – Gary Paulson
Swindle – Gordon Korman
Where the Red Fern Grows – Wilson Rawls
Bloomability – Sharon Creech
The Amber Spyglass – Phillip Pullman
Pretty Face – Mary Hogan
Ellen Foster – Kay Gibbons
I’ll Plant You a Lilac Tree – Laura Hillman
Breaking Dawn – Stephanie Meyer
Twilight – Stephanie Meyer
Because of Winn-Dixie – Kate Dicamillo
Eldest – Christopher  Paolini
Artemis Fowl: The Arctic Incident – Eoin Colfer
Number the Stars – Lois Lowry
Stones in Water – Donna Jo Napoli
Marley and Me – John Grogan
Heat – Mike Lupica
Schooled – Gordon Kurman
Warriors: The Darkest Hour – Erin Hunter
The Tempest – William Shakespeare
The Witch of Blackbird Pond – Elizabeth George Speare
Brian’s Winter – Gary Paulson
Glass Castle – Jeanette Walls
The Hunt for the Red October – Tom Clancy
Stormbreaker – Anthony Horowitz
Alex Rider: Ark Angel – Anthony Horowitz
The Cay – Theodore Taylor
Prism – Faye Kellerman
Matilda – Roald Dahl
The Maze Runner – James Dashner
Vampire High – Douglas Rees
Shadow of the Hegemon – Orson Scott Card
The Catcher in the Rye – JD Salinger
Deep, Dark and Dangerous  – Mary Downing Hann
Among the Enemy – Margaret Haddix