Monday, July 2, 2012

It's Monday! What are You Reading?




It's Monday! What are You Reading?
School is finally done for the year and I am so looking forward to catching up on my reading. The pile and list seem to grow longer every week!

The past couple of weeks I read:

The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate (YA)


I had seen this book reviewed and recommended so many times that I had to read it. I loved it!  I know I will be using this as a read aloud in the fall. I am so looking forward to that.

I read 3 books by Marsha Skrypuch:
Silver Threads  (a picture book)- about the Ukrainian internment in Canada during WWI

Aram's Choice -
Stolen Child  (Both good books about children during war)

I finally read "Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret" by Judy Blume. I could so relate to those Grade 5 issues! Really enjoyed it!



Currently reading:

I am taking part in several teacher book clubs this summer, so I will be working through:

The Daily Five by  Gail Boushey and Joan Moser   (this will be a reread for me)

Guiding Readers by Lori Jamison Rog

Guided Math by Lanny Sammons


As well I have these books to read first on my list:

The Bread Winner by Deborah Ellis (YA novel about a girl in Afghanistan)


Divergent by Veronica Roth

Making Bombs for Hitler by Marsha F. Skrypuch (YA)


As the week goes on I will probably pick up other books as well. I want to make a big dent in my list this summer!

Be sure to check here and here for some great reads!

5 comments:

The Brunette Librarian said...

The One and Only Ivan looks super cute :) Great read aloud!

Happy reading!

What Are You Reading @ the Brunette Librarian?

Tanya Patrice said...

I loved Divergent! Hope you enjoy it and the other books you plan on reading too :-)

Tanya Patrice
Girlxoxo.com

Kellee said...

Some great books on this post. Ivan is a wonderful book that is one of my favorite ape books ever. I adore Divergent, it is one of my favorite dystopian. And I am so glad that you are reading The Breadwinner- it is an important book. Making Bombs for Hitler looks interesting- added it to my TBR.

Happy reading this week! :)

Maria said...

I finally got around to reading Ivan this past week. So glad that I have social media to "pressure" me into it! Makes me wish I was still in the classroom so that I could share it as a read aloud also :)

Maria @novalibrarymom.com

Cheryl Ann said...

I'm currently reading "Enslaved by Ducks", which is a hilarious read! I just finished SkyWalker and A Blistered Kind of Love, both about the Pacific Crest Trail and loved them. However, they aren't as funny as Enslaved by Ducks!