It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? 10/17/16

17 Oct

25810644I had to commute to New York for a meeting on Friday which meant a quality amount of time on the train to read.  Even with cleaning the house for my parents’ visit, I was so happy to spend some time reading. I finished A Fierce and Subtle Poison by Samantha Mabry – a young adult magical realism novel that was absolutely amazing!  It was soooooo good, I really enjoyed the characters, the setting and the plot.  It’s something I’ll definitely recommend and will be writing a review of on the blog soon.

I also got a chance to read Ghosts by Raina Telgemeier, a graphic novel about a young girl whose family is required to move due to her sister’s health and it’s an interesting read about Día de los Muertos and Mexican culture.  There’s some discussion about this book as the ghosts referred to in the title are part of the Spanish mission and some are concerned about what is portrayed.

I also read Moo by Sharon Creech, a middle grade novel written in verse about a young girl whose family moves from the inner city to a small town in Maine and she learns about taking care of farm animals and shows a cow at the local fair.  It’s a beautifully written story about growing up – learning about your self and gaining confidence in a world that can feel so insecure at times.

I’m at a conference for most of this week, hoping to finish Start With Why by Simon Sinek and I’m also borrowing Ready Player One by Ernest Cline and need to get it back to him, so my goal is to read that this week as well!

imwayrJoin 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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