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:
Maggot Moon by Sally Gardner is an interesting science fiction read. The short chapters make it a quick read and there is a lot to think about in this story. I can appreciate what the Printz committee may have seen in this book, but it really wasn't my cup of tea.
This was a book I purchased after seeing a link to it in the Big Fresh newsletter from Choice Literacy. I have been needing a little extra oomph in my reading workshop and am probably going to start book clubs again soon. This book was a nice, quick read. Katie Doherty Czerwinski opens up her classroom and really just shares what she does in order to be successful with book clubs in a middle school classroom. I like the way she gives advice and examples of the real kids who arise in our classrooms that refuse to work. I will be using some of her ideas this month as I dive into book clubs in my classroom. I would recommend this book to any middle school teacher who is interested in book clubs, along with the work of Harvey "Smokey" Daniels.
Books I am Currently Reading:
I am listening to The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon. I am enjoying the story so far. It is imaginative and complex. I am also reading Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver and Beautiful Lies by Lisa Unger. Both are adult novels that I am enjoying immensely. The other book I am slowly getting through is The Notorious Benedict Arnold by Steve Shienkin. It is really interesting to learn more about this historical figure that I really only know one thing about.
I don't know what will come next. I have so many great books on the TBR shelf and on my Kindle. I will just pick from those when the time comes for the next read. Since I have so many that I am reading right now, it may be a while before I get to the next one.
What are you reading this week? I would love to hear from you in the comments! Have a great reading week!