Twilight authors favourites

January 23, 2009

Stephenie Meyer has a list of books you should read on Amazon. If you are a fan, check it out.


Top 5 wishlist of the Elementary School Library

November 12, 2008

 

The ES kids went all the way for series! Smart of them ;). And here is the list:

1. Captain Underpants series

2. Narnia series

3. Junie B. Jones series

4. Pirates of the Carribean

5. Laura Numeroff series


Top 5 wishlist for the High School Library

November 7, 2008

And here is the Top 5 wishlist for the High School library:

  1. Khaled Hosseini The Kite Runner 
  2. Christopher Paolini Brsingr 
  3. Lauren Weisberger Everyone worth knowing 
  4. Yab Ugyen Dorji Of rainbows and Clouds 
  5. Stephenie Meyer Twilight series

The following authors were also mentioned more than once: Stephen King, Rick Riordan, Robert Ludlum, Nicholas Sparks, J.K Rowling, Tim LaHaye, Roald Dahl, Clint Catalyst, Miyamoto Musashi, Chitra Banejee, Agatha Christie, George R. R. Martin, Meg Cabot, Manga in general, Tolkien

Thank you all who contributed!


Top 5 wishlist for Middle School Library

November 7, 2008

In the middle school library, the following books were the most wished for to be added to the library. This was an activity for the International School Library Month of October 2008.

  1. Ranada Fattal, 10 things I hate about me
  2. Lauren St. John, The Dolphin Song
  3. Michael Morporgo, Born to run
  4. Sophie Audouin-Mamikonian, Tara Duncan series (in french?)

Well, actually it became a top 4 list, since not many books were asked for more than once. Interesting that you all have your own different reading taste!

The following authors were mentioned more than once, but for different titles from the same author:

Eoin Colfer, Jacqueline Wilson, Deborah Ellis, Spencer Johnson, Meg Cabot, Agatha Christie, Khaled Hosseini

Thank you all who participated!


The White Tiger, Review By Cheri Herrbolt

November 6, 2008

The White Tiger is a compelling first novel about Balram Halwai, the White Tiger. His family is too poor to afford for him to finish school and he has to work in a teashop, breaking coals and wiping tables. But Balram gets his break when a rich man hires him as a chauffeur, and takes him to live in Delhi. As he drives his master to shopping malls and call centers, Balram becomes increasingly aware of immense wealth and opportunity all around him, while knowing that he will never be able to gain access to that world. As Balram agonizes over his situation, he realizes that there is only one way he can break out of his cage – by murdering his master. The White Tiger presents a raw India, both thrilling and shocking. , The White Tiger is a gripping book and while its narrator is amoral, cynical, unrepentant, he is still deeply endearing.


Bella and Edward

October 30, 2008

I have had several requests for Stephenie Meyers Twillight series about the romance between human Bella and the vampire Edward. And since it is hugely popular among high school kids, young adults, and 34 year old librarians at the moment, and Landmark (my favourite online Indian bookstore at the moment) has a sale, I ordered the whole series.

Maybe it isn’t the greatest novels ever written, but they are certainly catching.

The movie based on the first novel, Twilight, is released on Nov 21st. (And since the 6th Harry Potter movie was supposed to be released around the same time, this has caused a big debate if the collide with theTwilight-premiere pushed off HP until next summer.)

Check this for more on the Twilight saga.

Have you read them? Comments please!