Every week Jen and Kellee host this meme on their blog Teach Mentor Texts for people to write about the books they are reading. This meme focuses mostly on Kidlit and YA literature. Head on over to their blog to see some great posts about great reads.
This week I did not get as much reading in as I thought I would. I had inservices on Monday and Tuesday mornings. Then my mother came to town on Wednesday and I spent the afternoon and night with her before we left for a women's retreat at camp which lasted until Sunday afternoon. Since I was so busy, I had less time for reading but still got through some great books.
Books I Finished This Week:
Books I am Currently Reading:
10 Things Every Writer Needs to Know--There are so many great ideas in this book that it is taking me longer to read because I am spending time marking it up and taking notes.
Daughter of Smoke and Bone--I am listening to this one and really only get to it when I am working out. It is a great motivator to get my butt on the spin bike so I can read more of this book.
What I Will Read Next:
I still want to get to Readicide and Opening Minds. I also want to read Tantalize, Beauty Queens, Enclave, and The Dark and Hollow Places along with anything else that I decide to grab off the shelf.
I am trying to finish the summer strong and have a great number to post on my classroom door to let students know about my challenge. I am planning to make a door display like Donalyn Miller does. Her picture of her door was amazing and I can't wait to print out the images of book covers that I finished this summer to do a similar display. I want to have a big number of books finished so that I can show kids that it is not impossible to get through 40 books in a school year. I am currently at 85 books and would love to get to at least 90 before the summer is over.