Monday, August 6, 2012

It's Monday! What are You Reading?

I would have call my reading this summer - the "Summer of  YA". There have been so many excellent YA novels and I want to read them all!

This past week I read:

One for the Murphys by Lynda Mullaly Hunt.

What an amazing book - loved it and Carley.

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne

I have a number of books relating to WWII this year- this was quite a powerful book. Sure packs a punch at the end.

Notebook Know -How: Strategies for the Writer's Notebook by Aimee Buckner
I already use a reader's notebook, but want to expand my writing programme. This was a very informative book and gave lots of good tools for using a writer's notebook.

I have 3 new books on the go right now. I have so many stacked, several started but then some new book will call to me so they get put aside for now! Between the library, Chapters and Costco, I have been chipping away at my long list of books to be read!

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

The Mighty Miss Malone by Christopher Paul Curtis

The Castaways by Elin Hiderbrand ( a guilty pleasure - just picked up this book yesterday for $5 and a quarter into it)

I am slowly working my way through Guided Math, Guiding Readers, Daily 5 and Cafe.

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


The Brunette Librarian said...

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas is good, just really really sad :(

Happy reading this week!!!
Check out what I'm reading and enter for a giveaway!

Linda B said...

Wow-I think we like the same books. I loved One for The Murphy's & have taught Boy In The Striped Pajamas-so sad. and have read all the others but your 'guilty pleasure'. Are you on Goodreads?

Katya said...

I hope you enjoy The Book Thief!

The Relentless Reader said...

I haven't read The Boy in the Striped Pajamas but I've always wanted to.

I hope you love The Book Thief, it is AMAZING!

Happy reading :)

Kellee said...

All the books you read this week are ones I really want to get to at some point (sooner than later?).
Enjoy The Book Thief- it is a powerful book.

Happy reading this week! :)

Julie Johnson said...

I have read most of these books and loved all of them. Like Linda, I think we have the same taste in books. I have The Mighty Miss Malone waiting to be read. Great choices!

Leeanna said...

I read The Boy in the Striped Pajamas a few years ago, and thinking about the ending still gets to me.

Anonymous said...

I thought The Boy in the Striped Pajamas was quite good, too. It's definitely a story that sticks with you.

Maria said...

One for the Murphys has such a wonderful ending. Even if it's not quite the ending you want. The Book Thief is amazing. You will be thinking about that book long after the last page. Enjoy!