Monday, January 12, 2015

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? 1/12

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:

Rick Riordan is a genius at what he does. I have loved every single one of his books, and The Blood of Olympus is no exception. I really admire his ability to write about these really difficult issues and violent battles while keeping the book appropriate for middle grade students. I love how much I learn about Greek and Roman mythology and I absolutely love the characters. I highly recommend all of his series for anyone grade 4 and up. 

Fuzzy Mud by Louis Sachar is a science fiction thriller for middle grade students. It will be published this summer and I will definitely be buying a copy for my class library. The author brings out environmental themes and the price that we sometimes pay for scientific progress. I think kids in grades 4-6 will be riveted by this book.  

Books I am Currently Reading:

I started reading The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt and am still reading El tiempo entre costuras. I also started listening to a Young Sherlock audiobook. 

What's Next? 

There is a ridiculous pile of library books on my shelf right now and I will try to get to at least one or two of them. I have Blue Lily, Lily Blue, Dreams of Gods and Monsters, The Magicians, Mortal Heart, The Winner's Curse, and The Treatment in that pile. I also have a few titles from Netgalley that I would like to get to. My percentage of feedback to requests is really dismal so I want to do better with that. I somehow keep picking up these ridiculously long books, which makes the number of books I can actually finish much smaller.  *sigh*

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


  1. I hope you are enjoying The Goldfinch! I haven't read it yet, but it is on my TBR list! I need to start it on a day I am feeling brave enough to handle its length. I haven't seen it in person yet, but I hear it is very long. That hasn't stopped me before, but the time hasn't felt right yet. :)

  2. I hear you about the long books, and so little time. Thanks for the Louis Sachar book, sounds good, will share the title! Hope you enjoy The Goldfinch. I still haven't, would love to, but maybe this summer? Have a good week, Andrea.

  3. Thanks Andrea for the heads up about Fuzzy Mud. I know what you mean about those heavy long books. Our local library won't let me check out more than 5 electronic titles at a time. I think they probably know something that I don't.

  4. I don't know what happened to me and Goldfinch. I got about 2/3 of the way through, and I was definitely involved, engaged, not at all planning to abandon, but I got distracted by other books and never got back to it. And now I feel like it's hopeless. I'd have to start over at the beginning and can't bear to! Oh well. These things happen sometimes!