Tuesday, December 27, 2011

The Iron Guy's Top 5 for 2011

Greetings, all you rocking and reading guys! I hope you all had great holidays and are enjoying the break. This is the time of year the grownups make Best Of or Top Ten lists for the year, so I'm going to present my Top Five books of 2011. (click on the titles to see the original reviews)

The Eagle of the Ninth by Rosemary Sutcliff. Not only is it the top book of this year, it's one of the most remarkable books I've ever read. It starts off sort of slowly but, once the adventure starts, it's one wild ride!! I've rarely felt such suspense or danger in any book.



Milo: Sticky Notes and Brain Freeze by the terrific Alan Silberberg. Another remarkable and extraordinary book. You've got humor, a very touching story and some good lessons about life. I can't say enough good things about this book---and it's way better than the Diary of a Wimpy Kid books! (at least, I think so--go back and check out The Great Greg Heffley Debate from this year)


The Lost Hero. Another winner from the great Rick Riordan. Although The Son of Neptune has more humor, this one has more action and heroics. Jason is a hero worthy to be included in the Percy Jackson series.




Vespers Rising by various authors. The 39 Clues continues with new and even deadlier villains! This one gives the background on the Chaill/Vespers conflict. Lots of action and some real people from history.




How Football Works by Keltie Thomas. An informative and entertaining book. It's got enough information to satisfy new or long-time football fans.




OK, guys, what were your favorite books this year? Click on that Comment tab under this post and let us know!

26 comments:

Ife said...

My favorite book was the son of Neptune.

charlotte said...

1, harry potter 4
2, harry potter 7
3, harry potter 1
4, harry potter 2
5, harry potter 6


from
chuck the girl

Kate the Great said...

Kate the Great:
1: Number the stars by lois lowry
2:Tree castle island by Jeanne Craighead George
3:My side of the mountain by Jeanne Craighead George
4:Born to Rule by Kathryn Lasky
5:The wolves of the beyond LONE WOLF by Kathryn Lasky

Kyal Phyu Sin said...

My favourite books are; The Son of Neptune, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows and Percy Jackson series;The Last Olympian.

Kyal Phyu Sin said...

My favourite books are; The Son of Neptune, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows and Percy Jackson series;The Last Olympian.

SuperSam said...

1.Diary of a wimpy kid
2.starting with alice
3.39 clues
4.the bfg
5.the mysterious benidicts society

chuck the girl said...

1, harry potter 4
2, harry potter 1
3, harry potter 2
4, harry potter 7
5, the mysterious benidicts society

Anonymous said...

1, harry potter 4
2, harry potter 1
3, harry potter 2
4, harry potter 7
5, the mysterious benidicts society

MysterydudeJJ said...

my favorite book this year was Son of Neptune because of the action the people have better powers than in the percy jackson seires



from MyterydudeJJ

chuck the girl said...

1, harry potter 4
2, harry potter 1
3, harry potter 2
4, harry potter 7
5, the mysterious benidicts society

Anonymous said...

My favorite books are the Harry Potter series. I'm on the last book and I wacthed every movie except the 5th and 6th. My favorite bookn in the series was the 2nd because it was the longest movie and was the most informative book in the series. I also liked it because it was adventurous

connerj@ zillamail .org said...

some of my faortie books are the percy jakson series and I just finished the most recent diary of a wimpy kid and mistries benidicet Society.

sarahrocks85 said...

My number one book of 2011 and 2012 is (be prepared) The Mysterious Benedict Society. It is very, very, VERY thick. My number two is The Prophet of Yonwood, and FYI, yonwood is in the state of... oh wait.... I can't tell you! ( Hint: North Carolina)It's in the City of Ember series. P.S- For all the boys reading this... I'm a girl and I'm PROUD about it! Ooooh, beat that! ;)

elite vivek said...

My favorite books are


1.Diary of a wimpy kid ,cabin fever

2.harry potter 1,2,3,4,5,6,7

3.nerds

dania k said...

My favorite book would be Harry Potter and the goblen of fire. You will really enjoy it.I finished the book Goblen Of fire and now iam on the Prisener of Askaban.Harry Potter and the goblen of fire is WONDERFUL!!!!!! i love the series Harry Potter.

Rayp.s.imagirl! said...

My fav book of 2011 and 2012 would be (BE PREPARED) Is............ The Mysterious Bendict Society!!! :-) Its the best book ever!!!!!!!! p.s BOYS!!!!! IM A GIRLS AND PROUD

ryan said...

The Son of Neptune is the best book I ever read! The Son of Neptune has a lot of action! Percy, Hazel, and Frank meets Queen Hylla, and there, they take Arion a lightning speed horse. They use him to go on a quest to save the god Thanatos in Alaska. Percy, Hazel, and Frank have to kill a giant, which is invernible too in Alaska. So, Percy, Hazel, Frank, and Arion take Thanatos to Canada, where he can be killed. Percy has to kill many many ghosts to recieve something.Will Percy surive the ghosts? Will he retrieve something that he needs to?

Anonymous said...

Diary of a wimpy kid is the best! I read the Cabbin fever 3 times and im working on my 4th.

mania malika said...

Everyone should totally read the Red Pyramid!It is a really good book.The Red pyramid is about 2 people ( Carter and Sadie)who are trying to defeat Set because all of those Egyptian Gods are popping right out.Carter and Sadie are really powerful and can do alot of magic.They were seprated when thier mother died .Carter and Sadie are have the BLOOD OF THE PHAROAS, which is really rare.

super celeste said...

SUPER CELESTE:

Diary of a wimpy kid the new CABIN FEVER is awesome and nothing can beat that book.It has comedy and it has AWESOMENESS AND IT IS VERY VERY VERY VERY VERY VERY VERY VERY VERY VERY GREAT IF YOU READ IT BOYS YOU WILL FALL IN TRUE LOVE <3.and i am talking to you big guy nothing can beat the NEW Diary of a wimpy kid CABIN FEVER REMEMBER THAT IRON GUY.

misha said...

1- The Genius Files
2- The People of Ember
3- The Mysterious Benedict Society
4- The Cabin Fever
5- The Candy Makers

elite vivek said...

I wish they would make another book for the Harry Potter series.

Iron Guy Carl said...

I see a lot of people like Harry Potter 4. Some even made it their favorite book. Makes me want to hang with my New Year's resolution. And sarahrocks85, you should be proud to be a girl. I'm proud to be a guy. Yes, being a guy is great--you can make all the stupid jokes you want, yell obnoxiously loud at sporting events, and eat insane amounts of food with no nutritional value. It's a great life!

Iron Guy Carl said...

I don't know SUPER CELESTE--a book would have to be awfully good to beat Milo: Sticky Notes and Brain Freeze.

Louise said...

I recently came across The Eagle of the Ninth, and have a copy sitting on my shelf waiting to be read- great to hear such a glowing review. I haven't read anything by Alan Silberberg, but will seek him out- sounds fun.

Iron Guy Carl said...

The Eagle of the Ninth is not just an extraordinary kid's book, it's one of the most extraordinary books I've ever read in my long reading life. Milo is pretty extraordinary too. I gave both books to a friend as a Christmas present.