It's Monday! What Are You Reading? --From Picture Books to YA is a weekly meme started by Jen at Teach Mentor Texts and Kellee at Unleashing Readers. This is a chance for bloggers to recap their week of reading and share their plans for the next reading adventures they will take. Visit the host blogs for a list of great blogs participating in this meme and a whole bunch of titles to add to your to-read lists.
After a really busy week of teacher conferences and the long days that are involved in that, it was nice to have the day off on Friday. I spent the weekend reading and relaxing. I will probably be regretting that decision tomorrow because I did not spend a lot of time planning and preparing the week, but it was really nice to take the long weekend off.
Books I Finished This Week:
I had a hard time getting into The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa, but by the end I really enjoyed the book. As I said last week, I think I am sick of vampires. However, this story really took a turn. I was really intrigued by the way the protagonist questioned her own morality and turned against her own instincts. I am quite curious now to see how the rest of the series will turn out, because this one left me with a lot of hope for the future of the world of this book.
Keeper of the Bride by Tess Gerritson was a quick and fun read. The mystery was not very complicated and the love story was a little predictable, but I enjoyed the book. This is another author that will be at the Key West Literary Seminar in January so it was fun to read this book. I will definitely be looking for more by this author.
Books I am Currently Reading:
I started I Hunt Killers by Barry Lyga. This is such an interesting premise. The son of a serial killer is unsure whether he will become a killer. He was raised by his father and trained to kill, but does not want to end up like him. When a copycat killer moves into town, he tries to help solve the murders. I am really enjoying this book. Teens who like watching Dexter would definitely like this one...although it might be too much for some. I also am still listening to Siege and Storm. I made some progress this week and will most likely finish this one this week.
I have Eleanor and Park on audio and I can't wait to get started with that one. I hope I finish my other audiobook so that I can get to that one. I want to read Crank by Ellen Hopkins. I have not read any of her books yet, but I now own a few of them and want to be able to recommend them to students. I also need to look at my challenges to check a few more books off the lists. It will depend on the time I have this week and my moods.
What are you reading this week? Any recommendations? I would love to hear from you in the comments.