Monday, October 5, 2015

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? 10/5

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 Recently:

Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain was much more fascinating of a read than I thought it would be. It was really interesting to read about the inner workings of restaurant kitchens and the sort of unsavory characters that might be lurking in the finest restaurants. I think it would be interesting to hear what another professional cook or chef has to say about the book. 

You just have to read Echo by Pam Munoz Ryan if you haven't already read it. I loved the way music was a theme throughout the book. It is a magical and wonderful story and you will love it. 

What happens when a magic mirror whisks you away to a fairy tale? That is what the two main characters in Whatever After find out. It is a fun read and I know that some of my fourth graders are going to love this series. 

Books I am Currently Reading:

I am enjoying Hollow City more than I thought I would. I didn't love the first book as much as some people so I was interested in reading the second book but not dying to read it. So far, I am very intrigued with the story and liking the plot better. I am almost done with this one and will probably finish today.

What's Next? 
I am not sure what will be next. I know I want to read The Martian so that will probably come off the shelf. I also have a lot of 4th grade books that I want to read so I will probably grab a couple of those. Life is happening at a very fast pace so I am unsure about how much reading time I will have.

What are you reading this week? Have any recommendations for me? I would love to hear from you in the comments!


  1. I enjoyed Whatever After. I brought Miss Peregrine's... home to read during the summer but never got to it among all the others I brought home. I threw it back on TBR mountain. Here is a summary of last week. Happy reading!

  2. You know, I wasn't a huge fan of the first Miss either, so I've been reluctant to pick up the second one, but perhaps I ought to give it a go!

  3. You know, I wasn't a huge fan of the first Miss either, so I've been reluctant to pick up the second one, but perhaps I ought to give it a go!

  4. I still haven't read either of the Miss Peregrine books, maybe someday. My son worked as a busboy in the high school years, & had some strange stories just from that experience. I have kept the title on my list, Andrea. Glad you liked Echo. Me, too. I enjoy all her books. Suggestions? Wow, so many. Have you read The Martian? It really is good. And as for adult books, I loved All The Light We Cannot See-a beautiful story. Happy Reading!

  5. I loved Echo as well! I sort of wished she would have made it four separate books because 1)the length will preclude a lot of my students from ever picking it up; and 2)I wanted MORE of each story!

  6. I read Echo and then I listened to it, and the audio is simply amazing. It was wonderful to hear the music during the parts it was referenced.

  7. I've read the first in the Miss Peregrine's series, but haven't read anything since. The Whatever After series are very popular but I haven't read one of them. I hope to get to Echo soon.

  8. I enjoyed the first book in the Miss Peregrine series and I also own a copy of Hollow City waiting to be read. I hope to have a chunk of time just devoted to reading soon.