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.
I love long weekends and holidays. My husband and I stayed home for this one so that we could have a super relaxing weekend. Therefore, I was able to read like a fiend. It was AWESOME!!!
Books I Finished This Week:
I was so excited to see that there were new books from Gene Luan Yang. I have a class set of American Born Chinese and love reading that one each year. Boxers and Saints is a set of graphic novels which tells the two sides of the story of the Boxer rebellion in China. This is a piece of history that I really did not know anything about. This is a genius way to tell the story so that the reader has to think about both perspectives. It really made me think about the consequences of war and the stances that people take which quite often end in senseless violence. I also love the cover art!
What I am Currently Reading:
I am listening to The Clockwork Prince and thoroughly enjoying the story. I also started reading Payment in Blood by Elizabeth George. From now until the middle of January, I will probably be spending more time reading adult mysteries from authors that I will see at the Key West Literary Seminar.
I am thinking that I will probably read Unravel Me next. I have been thinking a lot about Shatter Me and am eager to go back to that world. I am unsure what I will be in the mood for after that. There are piles and piles of books to choose from...
What are you reading this week? I would love to hear from you in the comments.