It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? 6/13/16

13 Jun

26026063.jpgSo, as I mentioned two weeks ago, my mom was visiting last weekend and I was so busy with her, I forgot to post an update last Monday, so here’s my two week update.  I read The Firefly Code by Megan Frazer Blakemore which was really interesting – I believe another author or reviewer described it as similar to The Giver and I definitely saw that connection.  I read Marked by Laura Williams McCaffrey, a dystopian YA novel that confused me a little too much for me to enjoy.  It wasn’t absolutely amazing, but I hadn’t read any dystopian YA for awhile, so it was good to jump back into the genre again.  I also read Wolf Hollow by Lauren Wolk, a historical fiction book about bullying and consequences.  One of the most beautiful covers on a book, I’ve ever seen – gold metallic script from quote in the story surrounding a girl in silhouette, but get ready to shed a few tears reading it.  Finally, I read Ms. Bixby’s Last Day by John David Anderson which feels a lot like Because of Mr. Terupt and Wonder with multiple narrators and a teacher that makes a difference.  It was well done, but I really didn’t need two sad books back to back, so I’m hoping to lighten my reading up for this upcoming week.

This week, I grabbed a few more off my ARC shelf to keep it moving as the publication dates for many of these books is looming:

  • The Cresswell Plot by Eliza Wass
  • The Gallery by Laura Marx Fitzgerald
  • Genius: The Game by Leopoldo Gout

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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.

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