Monday, April 2, 2012

It's \monday! Whart are you Reading?

It has been a few weeks since I have shared some of what I have been reading. With all the picture books read at school and fun reading during the March Break, I have a number of books to share.
Read Alouds from School:
Picture Books:
"A Chance to Shine" by Steve Seskin and Allen Shamblin
By far my favourite, it is by the authors of "Don't Laugh at Me", both a book and video.
"Fancy Nancy" by Jane O'Connor
"Kate and the Sunflowers" by James Mayhew
Lovely romp through art of the impressionists. If only e could step into paintings!
"Sorry" by Trudy Ludwig
YA Novels:
"The Worst Name in 3rd Grade" by Debbie Dadey
How would you like a name like Bridgett Butt? The class enjoyed it.
"Mean, Mean, Maureen Green" by Judy Cox
Solving problems and facing up to fears and bullies.
Adult Fiction:
I have thoroughly enjoyed all the novels I have read this past month.
I finally read the last 2 books (of the ones I needed to finish all of the books in the series) of the mystery series on Gamache, by Louise Penny:
"The Murder Stone"
"The Brutal Telling"
Here next book comes out in August - can't wait!
I finally finished "The Help" by Kathryn Stockett and loved it.
Also read:
"Remarkable Creatures" by Tracy Chevalier (about real women fossil hunters of the 1800s)
"Mercy" by Jodi Picoult
"Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safron Faer
"The Fiction Class" by Susan Breen"
I am currently reading:
"Zeitoun" by Dave Eggers (for our social justice book club) Very interesting, about a real life Muslim family caught up in Katrina)
So many books to read! I am enjoying the challenges I am involved in and making headway.


Jen said...

I read an ARC of the new Fancy Nancy chapter book! It's super cute. I love Nancy.

I think The Help is great and have read Zeitoun by Dave Eggers. Dave actually grew up in the same town that I did! I think he's a few years older than me if not more. His first book A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius is interesting. I was floored the Zeitoun is non-fiction. So intersting.

Anne Bennett said...

Zeitoun is a future book club selection for me, too. Glad to know that you are finding it goo.

Paula - Buenos Aires said...

I´m reading several at teh moment but I´m stuck with all of them: Creative is a verb by Patti Digh// What I want for my life by oooohhh errmmmm someone ;) // Emotional intelligence by Goldman.
A classmate lent Tati the first book of Harry Potter and I started that one today! :D

Kellee said...

Lots of great reading this week!
Zeitoun has always intrigued me. I really enjoy Dave Eggers- he is a great writer.
Is Mercy Picoult's YA novel?

Happy reading this week! :)