It’s Monday, What Are You Reading? 7/27/15

27 Jul

title1title2title4title3I got a lot of reading done this week, mostly because I read a few shorter books and one that I didn’t want to put down.  This week I read Friends for Life by Andrew Norriss about a boy who becomes friends with a ghost who has a reason for being there and the reason completely threw me for a loop when I found out.  It was a really interesting story and the characters felt very realistic.  Then I read a real quickie, The Secrets to Ruling School by Max Corrigan which has a lot of pictures similar to Diary of a Wimpy Kid which will make a lot of kids interested.  I don’t know if the storyline is anything new, but it was entertaining.  The book I couldn’t put down is called An Ember In the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir – and awesome adventure, warrior, spy, love story set in an alternate history (similar to Ancient Rome) and although it’s fairly long at 400+ pages, I really enjoyed the storyline and the characters.  I believe a sequel is supposed to be published… I just hope it’s as good, if not better than this one.  And finally, I just finished Ruby On the Outside by Nora Raleigh Baskin.  Basking wrote  Anything But Typical and i was excited to read this novel and it definitely delivers – a middle school girl navigating her life as a child of an incarcerated parent.  Very much an eye-opening story and so moving.

I was so happy to get back into my reading track and I’ve got a pile of books waiting for me this week including:

  • I Am Princess X by Cherie Priest
  • A Little Bit of Spectacular by Gin Phillips
  • Tabula Rising by Kristen Lippert-Martin
  • Watch the Sky by Kirsten Hubbard
  • Wish Girl by Nikki Loftin


Join Jen from Teach Mentor Texts and Kellee and Ricki from Unleashing Readers and share all of the reading you have done over the week from picture books to young adult novels. Follow the links to read about all of the amazing books the #IMWAYR community has read. It’s the best way to discover what to read next.


2 Responses to “It’s Monday, What Are You Reading? 7/27/15”

  1. beckyginther July 27, 2015 at 4:36 pm #

    I’m almost done with Isle of the Lost! Then I’ll dig into another one from my BEA pile.

    • literacious July 27, 2015 at 5:03 pm #

      I’m thinking I’m going to have to read Isle of the Lost so that I can talk to the kids about it!

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