So I went a little crazy shopping online...but some can be justified (see above)
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Angleberger - The Strange Case of Origami Yoda
An odd little book for young adults - I'm hoping it will snag some readers :)
Goldman - The Princess Bride
A classic!!! I need to read this one in a jiffy (I know, I know...I saw the movie as a youngster and loved it, so I'm assuming the book is way fantastico)
Oppel - Airborn
Heard really good things about this award winner. However it is on a lot of lists of "books for boys" and this rubs me the wrong way, but that is another whole can of worms.
Truss - Eats, Shoots and Leaves
Given my love for wordplay and grammar, I'm hoping this one lives up to my expectations.
Satrapi - The Complete Persepolis
Never really got into the graphic novel scene, but a lot of YA books are headed this way, and this story sounds evocative.
Gaiman (editor) - Stories
Not sure how I stumbled upon this little gem, but I do love short stories and this one packs a punch. Oh wait a tic, it must be through "Coraline". A book which I haven't yet read. Oh well, I have a good feeling about both :)
Martel - Life of Pi
I haven't read this award winner yet, but I have no doubts that is will astound and amaze...okay, well maybe not that, but I'm psyched to start.