Sunday, April 7, 2013

It's Monday! What are you Reading?

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 or by clicking on the Goodreads widget along the side of my blog.

The Past Week:

Normally over Spring Break I would read a ton, but I needed to take a quick trip back home to see my grandparents and other family and I spent a lot of time talking to and enjoying them. On the way I listened to The Girl of Fire and Thorns. It was perfect for the drive. Elisa and her many adventures kept me alert and awake on my 9+ hour journey. Poison (reviewed here) was also part of my trip. I stopped in Naperville at Anderson's Bookshop to pick up Lunch Lady, Chester, and Elephant & Piggie for my nieces. I also grabbed Poison so I would have something to read while I ate my lunch at the great pizza place across the way. It was the perfect comic relief. Hammer of Witches, reviewed at Rich in Color, was a unique and interesting fantasy/historical fiction that I was lucky enough to get on NetGalley. Finally, our fifth grade is looking for graphic novels that deal with social or political issues, so I grabbed the one about Obama to see if it would fit the bill. If you happen to know of any others, please toss the titles my way.

This Coming Week:
I will be finishing up the audio of Cinder, which I am loving. I am also reading Tankborn and the new release Awakening by Karen Sandler. I've started Courage Has No Color too. I am re-reading Pathways to the Common Core and then I am not sure what else will come my way. I wish you a great week of reading!


  1. I am interested in Poison and just went onto Goodreads to have a look at it. What age in terms of grade level would you recommend it for. Would it be okay for 12 and 13 year olds?

    1. Yes, Poison would be entirely appropriate for middle school too.

  2. Looking forward to making time for Cinder, didn't think of listening to it... Good to know it is worth trying out!

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  4. I've heard so much about The Girl of Fire and Thorns - glad to hear that it has a riveting narrative - I haven't tried any audio books yet, so that's bound to be an interesting experience. Elephant and Piggie is an absolute favorite.

  5. I'm also hearing a lot of great things about The Girl of Fire and Thorns. It's already on my TBR list as is Poison. I loved Cinder! It's on our 2013-14 Maine Student Book Award List and I know upper middle grade readers are going to love it!

    Happy Reading!