Monday, January 20, 2014

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? 1/20/14

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.

This week I did not finish many books.  I was super busy in the beginning of the week because we had district big shots coming to visit our school on Wednesday.  Then I had to make sub plans for Thursday and Friday because I was traveling to Key West for the Key West Literary Seminar.  This is something my mom, my sister, and I do together some years.  This year's theme was mystery/thriller.  I LOVE mysteries and I was so excited to have the opportunity to see these authors speak and have conversations with each other on the panels.  

Books I Finished This Week: 

I really enjoyed Birthmarked by Caragh O'Brien.  It was a really interesting dystopian society and a protagonist faced with very difficult circumstances.  I am sure my students will really like this book too.  I am interested in reading more in the series.  

Books I am Currently Reading:

I am still listening to Clockwork Prince.  I am going to make sure to listen to the book during my travels today.  I have less than an hour left so I am sure I will finish today while traveling.  I also just started reading White Space by Ilsa Bick in anticipation of a school visit from this author.  

What's Next?

I am not sure what will be next.  There are so many books on my shelf.  I will choose from those.  

What are you reading?  Any recommendations? I would love to hear from you in the comments!

Have a great reading week!


  1. Wow! That would be amazing to go to Key West every year. My uncle lives there and I've visited a couple of times. What a great tradition to keep up with your family. I read Birthmarked a while ago and really enjoyed it.

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  2. Key West! What a lovely place to visit in January! I'll have to look into Birth Marked - my sixth graders love dystopian books.