Monday, June 30, 2014

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? 6/30

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:

I very much enjoyed the Grisha trilogy.  I am not exactly sure what I think of this ending.  The author certainly surprised me and kept me guessing about what would happen next.  I am both happy and a little skeptical of the way things worked out in the book.  I highly recommended this series for grade 8 and up.

The Hero's Guide to Storming the Castle by Christopher Healy is every bit as hilarious as the first book.  So fun to read!

I don't think I have words to describe how awesome this book is.  I cannot wait to read it aloud to a classroom of 4th graders.  I love how the author used so many book titles throughout the book.  That library would be the most amazing thing ever if it really existed.  If you haven't read this one, you need to fix that asap.

I saw Amelia Rules on the children's graphic novel shelf at the library and picked it up to check it out.  I was not very impressed. I didn't like Amelia very much and I wasn't so sure about the style of talking to the reader.  I do know that not everyone has my taste though, and will look for these books for my classroom because some kids might really like them.

Chickenhare was just a weird story.  Again, there will be some kids who love that about the graphic novel.  I was not really impressed with it.

Books I Am Currently Reading:

I am reading El Francotirador Paciente by Arturo Perez-Reverte.  I also started Dr. Bird's Advice for Sad Poets and am still reading the professional books I wrote about last week.

What's Next?

I am not sure what will be next.  I know I want to spend time writing this week, which will take away from time spent reading.  Therefore, I don't know if I will have time for more than just what I have already started.

What are you reading this week?  I would love to hear from you in the comments!


  1. I too loved Mr. Lemoncello. It was such a clever book and I loved all the literary pieces the author added to the book!

  2. I was just reading something about the Grisha trilogy this morning and thinking I ought to pick up the first book and try it. Fantasy is often hit or miss for me, but when it hits, it's my favorite genre to read. Mr Lemoncello was a lot of fun. Did you see the post on Nerdy Book Club recently about different activities and events librarians and teachers have designed around the book? (At least I think that's where I read it....) Fun stuff!

  3. I can't wait to finish The Grisha series! I am waiting for the audio to be available at the library. Chickenhare is totally weird. Love Hero's Guide series so much. Mr Lemoncello was a lot of fun too! Have a great week! ~Megan

  4. Hi there Andrea, I read Dr. Bird's Advice a few months back and we did feature it then for one of our reading themes. I've been meaning to get my hands on Lemoncello's Library - perhaps when we have a mystery reading theme. :)