Monday, September 1, 2014

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? 9/1

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 listening to Enchanted (Woodcutter Sisters #1) by Alethea Kontis. It is a fairy tale retelling with a bunch of twists. I chuckled and laughed out loud multiple times while listening (which may have been a little disturbing to anyone walking past my classroom while I was setting it up). I breezed through this audiobook because I played it while I worked to set up my classroom. It was entertaining and light enough to not use too much brain power and kept me motivated to work hard. I will definitely look for more from this series. 

The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion is a really cute book for adults. It is a fun story of a man who just cannot figure out what he is doing wrong with Rosie. I love that Rosie accepts Don for who he is and I was really entertained throughout the book. I highly recommend this one. 

Books I am Currently Reading:

I am still reading In a Sunburned Country by Bill Bryson. I also started Lions of Little Rock by Kristin Levine and The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver. 

What's Next? 

As you can see, my work planning for the new school year is definitely cutting into my reading time. I don't think I will probably get to any other books this week. If I do finish the Kingsolver book, I have Island Beneath the Sea by Isabel Allende on deck.  I think much of my reading this week will be curriculum guides and standards as I plan for the first few weeks in fourth grade. 

Blog Posts this week:

I managed to squeak in my Saturday Celebration post, which you can find by clicking on the picture. 

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


  1. I really love fairy tale retellings. I will have to find this one!

    Happy reading this week!

  2. Enchanted does sound good, Andrea, & I love the way Bill Bryson write-don't know that title. Hope you have a great week prepping. Do you start with students soon?

  3. So challenging to keep up with reading and blogging in those first weeks of the semester. I had big plans for blog posts this week and didn't get anything finished for posting on Thursday or Friday. Maybe next week! I love how audiobooks make the time fly. I'm listening to Elijah of Buxton and it's so wonderful!

  4. I enjoyed Isabel Allende's YA series - I hope you enjoy them too. :) Lots of great reading this week, I especially love stories that make you laugh out loud. Will be on the lookout for titles you shared here.