Monday, December 16, 2013

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? 12/16

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.

Books I Finished This Week:

Sandrine's Case is a murder mystery book by Thomas Cook.  I really enjoyed the novel and read it almost in one sitting.  It was full of intrigue and twists.  The book reminded me in some ways of Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn without the despicable cast of characters.  This is another author that will be at the Key West Literary Seminar and I am really looking forward to reading more by him.  

Books I am Currently Reading:

I would be finished with Ripper by Stefan Petrucha if I had not left it on my desk at school when I left on Friday.  I am very close to the end and will most likely finish today.  I also started reading Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi.  I have been completely drawn into Juliette's world all over again.  I am curious to see how this story will turn out.  I am also still listening to The Clockwork Prince and reading The Great and Only Barnum.

What's Next?

I fully plan to do bookaday over the winter break.  I will be flying to Spain on Sunday (OMG, that really snuck up on me) so I will have loads of reading time during that travel time.  Then, at my in-laws' house it is perfectly acceptable to be lazy and I sometimes need a break from the Spanish so I will be reading a lot.  I am looking forward to crossing off some of the titles loaded on my Kindle.  I have Fangirl, The Silver Linings Playbook, Flight Behavior, The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight, Jellicoe Road, Everybody Sees The Ants, and more that I am so excited to read.  I would like to also read Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock before we leave, but it will depend on how much time I end up having this week.  I also ordered Georgia Heard's new book about Nonfiction writing and I hope to get that read over the break since I am working on informational writing for second trimester. 

What are you reading this week?  Have a happy reading week!


  1. So many great books for your trip! :) Have a fantastic, safe flight filled with entertainment... plus fun enjoying Spain! Sandrine's Case sounds quite interesting, been a while since I enjoyed a good YA mystery...

    1. Sandrine's Case is an adult mystery. It is worth the read, but definitely not YA.

  2. Oh, you have some good ones on deck! I feel very fangirl-y about both Fangirl and A.S. King. Jellicoe Road was a pleasant surprise for me. I kept hearing all the rave reviews, but never had any interest in it. The audio was lovely. All rave reviews justified! And, holy cow, enjoy Spain! ~Megan

  3. I did like Ripper, but I always like Petrucha. I like Maureen Johnson's At the Sign of the Star, too.

  4. Terrific books all the way through, Andrea, and especially for your trip. I'm reading the Heard book with a group of teachers and we are enjoying it! Happy holidays to you, & have a marvelous trip!

  5. You certainly have some wonderful reading ahead of you on your trip! The Georgia Heard book may be my next professional development book. I'm uncommitted right now! I have tried to read Jellicoe Road 3 times and ended up abandoning it each time. Not sure what my block is with that book because I love Marchetta's other books.(I see that Megan recommends the audio! Will have to look for that.) I have spent most of the last 6 months or so reading children's lit and ignoring YA lit; I need to read like mad over break to be ready to teach my YA lit college course next semester. I've read everything on the syllabus, but I try to book talk a ton of recent releases, and I just haven't been doing the reading. I've fallen too in love with middle-grade this year! Enjoy your trip to Spain! Sounds wonderful!

  6. Hello there Andrea, a trip to Spain sounds absolutely delightful. Perfect time to read, you're right. It's been awhile since I just read through a book in one sitting, totally enraptured. I hope to have more of that during the Christmas holidays.