Top Ten Tuesdays is a meme hosted by the Broke and the Bookish. This week is about the books I found and read without seeing a review or recommendation first.
- Here, There Be Dragons by James A. Owen: The mysterious death of a professor draws together three strangers from Oxford, John, Jack, and Charles. Informed by a friend of the professor’s that they are now the Caretakers of an atlas of imaginary lands called the Imaginarium Geographic, the three set sail for the Archipelago of Dreams, where all the places of myth and literature exist.
- 100 Cupboards by N. D. Wilson: A boy discovers portals to other worlds in his room.
- The Chosen by Chaim Potok: The modern classic of two Jewish boys growing up.
- Lost in the Sun by Lisa Graff: Seven months ago Trent accidentally killed a boy. How can he start over?
- A Snicker of Magic by Natalie Lloyd: Magic used to flow throughout the town of Midnight Gulch. When twelve-year-old Felicity Pickle arrives, she hopes that enough magic remains to cure her mother of her wandering heart
- The Night Gardener by Jonathan Auxier: Orphans Molly and Kip arrive at an old English estate to take up their new jobs as servants. But someone walks the house at night and the family all seem to be rapidly losing their health. Can Molly and Kip break an ancient curse or will they become the latest casualties of the night man?
- The Thickety: A Path Begins by J. A. White: When Kara discovers a book of spells she must decide if she will exact revenge on the people who have wronged her or risk everything to save them.
- The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making by Catherynne Valente: One day the Green Wind catches up September and takes her to Fairyland where the Marquess has stolen the spoon the witches use to see the future. September agrees to travel to the capital and retrieve the spoon, but somewhere along the way she realizes that her quest has grown bigger than she anticipated.
- The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart: Four children take on an evil genius.
- Mr. Midshipman Hornblower by C. S. Forester: Seventeen-year-old Horatio Hornblower embarks on his first naval adventure as England anticipates war with France.