It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? 3/6/17

6 Mar

25665016I read two amazing young adult books this week. I finished up The Girl From Everywhere by Heidi Heilig – and fell completely in love with the story, the characters, the plot, absolutely everything. I definitely want to spend more time talking about this book, so I’ll be writing up a review (hopefully this week). I also read The Memory of Light by Francisco X. Stork – the story of a teen who wakes up in a hospital after a suicide attempt. It’s the story of what happens after a suicide attempt as the main characters comes to terms with her depression and the tools she begins to learn to manage it when she goes back to her day-to-day life at home. This novel really spoke to me, partly because the author uses his own experience with depression to write the story and for the importance of having a novel like this accessible to teens. These are two very different novels, but both were well-written and really great to read.

This upcoming week is going to be spent reading a few ARCs from Workman Publishing. I’m going to start with Carmer and Grit: The Wingsnatchers by Sarah Jean Horowitz. My friend at Workman described it as, “One-Winged faerie and a magicians apprentice solve a slew of faerie kidnappings.” It’s piqued my interest (and I’m not quite ready to start the book I got that came with tissues!). I’ve also got an ARC for Avi’s new book, The Unexpected Life of Oliver Cromwell Pitts. I’m super excited to start these books and want to get through them before they are officially published so I can start talking to kids about them!


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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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