It’s Monday! What are you Reading? is a meme hosted by Sheila at Book Journeys where you can recap what you’ve read this week while planning ahead on what to read next! Jen and Kellee at Teach Mentor Texts added their own twist by focusing on kidlit, from picture books up to YA.
Clicking the covers will take you to the Goodreads page for that book, where you can add it to your “To Read” list!
Last week I read:
I read about half of the books I said I would read last week, which is pretty good! I’m bad with sticking to a list because I’m mostly a mood reader…whatever is calling to me at that moment is what I’ll pick up.
Snitch was good. Gangs, absent parents, love story. I can see why it appeals to my students (urban and at-risk academically as well as socially) so much. The writing won’t win any literary awards, but that (I believe) was the author’s intent. She wanted to write a book for her students, who are very much like the ones I teach.
Give A Boy A Gun was pretty interesting. It’s told through short interviews with witnesses of a high school shooting, and it includes factual information about different school shootings as sort of footnotes at the bottom.
Boy21 was fabulous, and I posted a review of it here.
A Bad Boy Can Be Good for a Girl is another I read because it gets passed around between my students a lot. Girls probably like it because it’s about learning from a relationship that hurt you. Boys probably like it because they thing Bad Boy is a player. It’s written in verse and has multiple POV (whoop!) of 3 girls who were played by Bad Boy. Reference to Judy Blume’s Forever in the book!
My son (9 years old) loves Frankie Pickle, so I’m catching up with him on that series. I paired that with Stuck in Neutral (#nerdprintz book) because they were both very short, and I needed to read 150 pages to mark a point in our Librarians vs. Teachers summerthrowdown!
Stuck in Neutral was pretty interesting. It’s told from the POV of a boy who has cerebral palsy and can’t speak or move at all. Everyone thinks he’s mentally retarded and can’t process information, when in reality he’s a very smart person trapped in a body that can’t communicate. It’s a *very* short, quick read.
Enclave was great. Dystopian/Post-Apocalyptic novel where people have moved underground to tunnels and subway systems because the world has been destroyed “Topside.” When Deuce is forced to go Topside, is it really as bad as her Enclave has been telling her? Can’t wait for Outpost ARC mini-tour from Kathy at The Brain Lair!
Stop Pretending is another quick verse read that is based on the author’s experience when her older sister had a nervous breakdown. Sonya Sones is a great verse writer; I started another of hers that I hope to finish this week.
This week I’ll read:
I’m leaving Thursday for Chicago, and I have to clean house/pack before we leave, so I won’t have much reading time this week. I do hope to read:
And these e-books from the library:
I just realized I said I won’t have much time for reading, then listed a million titles to read! I know I won’t finish them, but they’ll be there if I have the time!
I’m still logging my books for the Librarians vs. Teachers #summerthrowdown. Go #teamteacher!!
What about you? What are YOU reading this week?