Jen & Kellee over at Teach Mentor Texts host a meme every Monday that invites people to share the children's and young adult books they have been reading over the past week and what they plan on reading the following week.
You may find more complete information about what I am reading at Goodreads.com or by clicking on the Goodreads widget along the side of my blog.
The 80s and 90s had some really awesome Newbery winners. I am so happy to get to them. Most of them are re-reads for me, but it is fun how even though they are not new to me, I still find new ideas and feelings as I meet them again. The one new book for me was Missing May and it was truly a treat. The language was so fun and colorful. My favorite laugh out loud moment was when they discussed reading material and Ob said, "Best reading I ever done was in my daddy's old johnnyhouse. And I don't mean dirty stuff, neither. He kept him some books on auto mechanics, fishing, Civil War--you name it. I used to love to get the diarrhea." p. 68. I had tears I was laughing so hard.
All of them had emotional impact too. These were a handful of powerful books.
I found Bird & Squirrel (a nerdy nominee) adorable & hilarious, Freedom Trail interesting & informative, and The Runaway King fabulously entertaining. I was soooo excited to see Runaway King on Netgalley and even more excited when they approved me.
All in all, it was a great week of reading.
The Coming Week:
I have started The Midwife's Apprentice and will continue with more Newbery books. I am kind of wanting to just finish them off this month by the time the Awards are given out. That way I can move on to other things. Including that one and the one they will announce on January 28th, I have 18 more to go. So if I read about one a day, it would work. I just don't know if pushing that hard will be too stressful. We'll see. Happy reading!