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 winter, it feels like we live in the North Pole. I am at home today and tomorrow AGAIN because of dangerously cold weather. I was not expecting to have a day off today because it was a teacher work day for most of our district, but who am I to argue with the powers that be...I am happy to have the opportunity to catch up on some blogging and some grading.
I just finished watching the ALA youth media awards. I have some great books to add to my TBR! I also was super excited to see that Amy Timberlake won a Newbery Honor for One Came Home. She was the first author that I arranged to have visit my school. Now, I can't wait to get back to school to share this news with my students! Many of them have signed and personalized copies of that book!
My reading was a little slow this week because I was bogged down both with the fact that I was catching up from being absent for Key West on Thursday and Friday of the week before and the interim report cards that were due on Friday.
Books I Finished This Week:
I FINALLY finished The Clockwork Prince. I did a lot of listening in the airport and on the plane so that I could finish with this audiobook. I am a bit heartbroken right now and need to pick up the story in The Clockwork Princess to see what will happen with these characters. I really enjoyed the narration of this audiobook and I have the audio of the next book as well.
I have the galley of this book because I will be hosting Ilsa Bick at my school in a couple weeks. I thoroughly enjoyed this creepy, thought-provoking book. Watch for my review of this book later this week. I was captivated by the horrifying events happening and the mystery of how these things are going on. I am a little disappointed that the mystery is not resolved completely by the end of the book, but I guess that is to be expected when the book is the first in a series. I highly recommend this book!
Books I am Currently Reading:
I just started listening to The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon. This is a really complex and interesting world so far. I also started reading Everybody Sees the Ants by A.S. King.
I have so many books on my shelves and on my Kindle that it is really difficult for me to decide what will be next. Lately, I have just been going with my gut when choosing the next book. I will probably continue to do that. I may actually have time to finish a couple books because of these unexpected days off.
What are you reading this week? Any suggestions for me? I would love to hear from you in the comments! Have a great reading week!