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, where you can add it to your “To Read” list!
Last week I read:
If you follow me on twitter (wait, you don’t? Why not?!), you know I’ve had a hellacious experience teaching summer school this summer. I finished Going Vintage on June 6, during the last week of school, and I have literally finished TWO other books since then. So sad! Thankfully, this is the last week of summer school, so I can get some good reading in during July!
Five Summers was a touching read about summer camp friends who are reunited after years apart. I loved how the story was told through a mesh of different POVs and flashbacks to the girls and their experiences throughout their summers. I went to summer camp for a week during one summer, and this book made me wish that I had gone to camp and had summer friends. It also made me think about my high school best friends, and how we’ve grown apart as our lives have led us in different directions. Definitely relatable!
I absolutely lovvvved Going Vintage! The main character, Mallory, had a great voice, the idea was fabulous, and I loved that she grew in her independence as the story moved along. She thinks that her grandmother had it so easy back when life was “simpler,” but she definitely learns a “grass isn’t always greener” type lesson through her experiment.