Monday, July 16, 2012

It's Monday! What are You Reading?

It's Monday! What are You Reading?

With the reading challenges I took up in January, I have tried to increase my reading this year in many different genres. Last week, I was able to finally do a bit more reading. But my lists have grown so long, and my piles to read seem to be growing, I really need to stop everything else and read!

This past week I  read:

Fatty Legs by Christy Jordan-Fenton and Margaret Pokiak-Fenton (YA)

I did enjoy this look at the residential schools in the Arctic. Having been to a number of places mentioned (Aklavik, Tuktoyaktuk, Inuvik), made it that much more enjoyable.

I read a number of picture books this week, some I brought from school to check out:

The Bee Tree by Patricia Polacco

I heard Patricia speak a year ago and was mesmerized by her story telling. I did enjoy this book and I am going to use it at the beginning of the school year as a start to a discussion of why we read.

The Way to Start the Day by Byrd Baylor

I can't believe I haven't read this book, even tho I have had it in my classroom library for years. Enjoyed it.

Wild Bog Tea by Annette LeBox

I picked up this book on sale and finally read it. It was a delightful story of generations and environmental issues.

The Story of the Kind Wolf by Peter Nickl

A surprise twist to the usual wolf stereotype.

Heckedy Peg by Audrey Wood

Interesting story on following directions and knowing your children!

Greyfriar's Bobby by Ruth Brown

I knew the story having seen the old movie, but this was a lovely tale of the wee dog.

Angela and the Baby Jesus by Frank McCourt
I found this at the hospital giftstore last week for $1.99 and couldn't resist. It even had a CD! A lovely story for Christmas.

I am still working on several teacher  book clubs and these books take up some of time for reading:
Guiding Readers, The Daily Five, Guided Math, Take Joy and now, Opening Minds. They have all been worthwhile reading.I will be continuing these books over the next few weeks.

Currently I am reading:
The Breadwinner Tril0gy by Deborah Ellis

The Beach Club by Elin Hildebrand ( for fun reading)

Alice I Have Been by Melanie Benjamin

Hotel on the corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford

Be sure to check out the great reads here and here.


Kathryn Cooper said...

Those look like fun reads. Enjoy!

Here's what I'm reading on Clean Adult Fiction

The Brunette Librarian said...

Looks like a fun week! Happy reading!
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Jen said...

I don't recognize any of these! You are getting lots of reading done, though. Happy reading!

Elisha German said...

The Beach Club sounds real good!