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It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? 9/25/17

25 Sep

I’m back! I made it safely back to the States last Monday evening and spent the last week catching up on sleep, laundry, emails and work. I’m glad to say that I think I’m starting off this week in a really great place – and that I read far more than I expected over the past few weeks. I’ll share more about my vacation later, but for now…

I was able to complete:

  • Her Book Boyfriend by KR Grace
  • Ghosts of Greenglass House by Kate Milford
  • All the Wind In the World by Samantha Mabry
  • The List by Patricia Forde
  • Anne of Green Gables by Mariah Marsden (graphic novel!)
  • Click’d by Tamara Ireland Stone
  • Goodnight, Little Bot by Karen Kaufman Orloff, illustrated by Kim Smith
  • Rufus Blasts Off! by Kim T. Griswell, illustrated by Valeri Gorbachev
  • Maurice the Unbeastly by Amy Dixon, illustrated by Karl James Mountford
  • Dough Knights and Dragons by Dee Leone, illustrated by George Ermos

There will be a lot of reviews to come, so look for those. Otherwise, I’ve got a few more books I want to read this week, including:

  • The Rise of the Jumbies by Tracey Baptiste
  • Elsie May Has Something to Say by Nancy J. Cavanaugh
  • Just Friends by Dyan Sheldon

IMWAYR

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

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Top Ten Tuesday: Books On My Fall TBR List

19 Sep

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New fall releases from picture books to young adult titles!

  1. La La La by Kate DiCamillo, illustrated Jaime Kim (Release Date: October 3, 2017)
  2. I Am Peace: A Book of Mindfulness by Susan Verde, illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds (Release Date: September 26, 2017)
  3. The Princess in Black: Mysterious Play Date by Shannon Hale and Dean Hale, illustrated by LeUyen Pham (Release Date: September 5, 2017)
  4. Just Dance by Patricia MacLachlan (Release Date: September 12, 2017)
  5. The Peculiar Incident on Shady Street by Lindsay Currie (Release Date: October 10, 2017)
  6. Patina by Jason Reynolds (Release Date: August 29, 2017)
  7. Wishtree by Katherine Applegate (Release Date: September 26, 2017)
  8. Pashmina by Nidhi Chanani (Release Date: October 3, 2017)
  9. Genuine Fraud by e. lockhart (Release Date: September 5, 2017)
  10. Wild Bird by Wendelin Van Draanen (Release Date: September 5, 2017)

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? 9/18/17

18 Sep

I’m coming home today, so in the next few days I’ll be updating my reading list and next week’s blog post will update you on the great titles I read while on vacation! Stay posted!

  • Anne of Green Gables by Mariah Marsden (graphic novel!)
  • Click’d by Tamara Ireland Stone
  • Elsie Mae Has Something to Say by Nancy J. Cavanaugh
  • The List by Patricia Forde
  • Moonlight Over Manhattan by Sarah Morgan
  • More Girls Who Rocked the World by Michelle Roehm McCann
  • Her Book Boyfriend by KR Grace
  • Ghosts of Greenglass House by Kate Milford
  • All the Wind In the World by Samantha Mabry
  • Just Friends by Dyan Sheldon
  • Tell Me That You’re My Mine by Victoria De La O

IMWAYR

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

Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Loved During the First Year I Started My Blog

12 Sep

beginning of blog

It’s hard to believe that I’ve been blogging since 2011 and it’s amazing to think that I didn’t have anything in my mind worth sharing with the world. It’s been an awesome journey and one I know that will continue to change as I change and it was fun to look back at what I was reading when I first started this journey!

  1. Starry River of the Sky by Grace Lin
  2. One for the Murphys by Lyda Mullaly Hunt
  3. Three Times Lucky by Sheila Turnage
  4. Wonder by R.J. Palacio
  5. See You At Harry’s by Jo Knowles
  6. The False Prince by Jennifer A. Nielsen
  7. Almost Home by Joan Bauer
  8. Splendors and Glooms by Laura Amy Schlitz
  9. Young Sherlock Holmes: Death Cloud by Andrew Lane
  10. Dear Blue Sky by Mary Sullivan

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Book

Top Ten Tuesday: Books That Were a Chore to Get Through

5 Sep

difficult books

I read a number of these years ago and I’d really like to go back and re-read at least a little bit of them to see if I feel the same way. Most of the books on this list are loved by others, but for whatever reason I just couldn’t get into them and that’s what is awesome about books – if you don’t like one (or ten), there are about a gazillion other titles to try!

  1. Fair Coin by E.C. Myers
  2. The Murdstone Trilogy by Mal Peet
  3. The Finisher by David Baldacci
  4. Far, Far Away by Tom McNeal
  5. Breadcrumbs by Anne Ursu
  6. A Corner of White by Jaclyn Moriarty
  7. A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness
  8. Maggot Moon by Sally Gardner
  9. Liar & Spy by Rebecca Stead
  10. What Came From the Stars by Gary D. Schmidt

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Book

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