The Best and Worst of July

I know it’s a bit late, but work has been so busy I didn’t realize it was August until about 5 minutes ago.  Yes, that’s pretty sad.  But for now, let’s take a look at the five best articles and/or reviews of July, shall we?

1.  The Giver by Lois Lowry

2.  The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton

3.  Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes

4.  City of Bones by Cassandra Clare

5.  The Hunger Games and Ancient Rome

Surprising, isn’t it?  For once, The Hunger Games and Ancient Rome isn’t in the top 3.  That will likely change once school resumes as students seem to like using my article as a cheat sheet.  Which I’m more than okay with.  What’s surprising is that the top 3 are classic novel study books.  Perhaps I have some teachers looking for inspiration…

Now, here are the five worst book reviews and/or articles:

1.  The Other Alexander by Andrew Levkoff

2.  My Favourite Heroines

3.  The Twelfth Transforming by Pauline Gedge

4.  Gregor and the Prophecy of Bane by Suzanne Collins

5.  Elizabeth I: Red Rose of the House of Tudor by Kathryn Lasky

As you can see, Pauline Gedge is back on the 5 worst list, which isn’t surprising.  She’s not a particularly well-known author outside of historical fiction circles.  The Other Alexander being #1 isn’t surprising as it is a self-published book that, despite its quality, isn’t very well known either.  The surprising thing is that there’s a Suzanne Collins book in the worst list.  That, my friends, is a first!

It may have to do with the fact that my overall traffic is down for the summer, but then again, who can predict trends on the internet?


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