Monday, March 25, 2013

It's Monday! What are you reading? 3/25 (Slice 25 of 31)

This post is part of a meme in which we write about the books we have read in the last week and the books we are planning to read.  It is hosted by Jen and Kellee at Teach Mentor Texts.  Head on over to their blog for a lot of great books to add to your ro-read list.

I am also participating in the Slice of Life challenge hosted by the ladies at Two Writing Teachers in which we write a blog post every day in March.

With parent conferences and the Slice of Life challenge this week, I have not had a lot of time for reading.  Thank goodness I had the day off on Friday so that I could catch up on some reading.  However, I was also participating in a commenting challenge so I spent much of my time reading blog posts and commenting.

Books I Finished This Week:

I absolutely LOVED Three Times Lucky by Sheila Turnage.  I was chuckling along with the story and enjoyed the mystery.  This was a book full of quirky and lovable characters.  I wrote a more extensive review here.

Unwind by Neal Shusterman is a thought-provoking and chilling book.  After the Second Civil War about reproductive rights a new law was established.  Life is untouchable from the time of conception until a child turns thirteen.  But from age thirteen to eighteen, parents can choose to "unwind" their children and have them taken apart to live on through their donated parts.  The premise of this book was already creepy, but the writing is so well done that it really made me think.  I read this book as part of The Dystopia Challenge 2013.  See more of my thoughts in my review here.

Books I am Currently Reading:

I am still listening to The Night Circus. I did not get to workout a lot this week so I didn't make much progress in this audiobook.  I am about halfway through this book and am really enjoying it.  I am also almost all the way through Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol Dweck.  It is really great and a book I think most adults should read.

Books I am planning to read this week:

I will probably pick up Splendors and Glooms this week.  I don't know what else I will read, but I have a LOT of books to choose from.  I think I will probably also read Opening Minds by Peter Johnston.


  1. Andrea,
    I think I have Three Times Lucky in a stack, but haven't heard anything about it so I'll move it up pile. I also added Mindset to my amazon list. Thanks for the recommendations. Have a great week!

  2. I have heard about Unwind.. and it sounds fascinating! I definitely need to read this one.

  3. Unwind sound amazingly creepy, but he is a good writer, Andrea! I need to read Three Times Lucky, but have others ahead of it. Thanks for telling about the 'success' book. I'll look for it! And I have Opening Minds & that's another I should get to. I loved Choice Words. What dilemmas we have! Thanks for all!

  4. I've heard a lot about Three Times Lucky! Will have to check it out. I looooooooved The Night Circus and I listened to it on audio as well. It's long but so good. Loved it. You'll have to share what you think of Splendors and Glooms!