Monday, January 11, 2016

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? 1/11

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 have to admit, I wasn't sure I would like Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige. I am not always a fan of adaptations of stories like this. (I really did not like the book Wicked, for example) However, I really liked this one. It was very imaginative and twisted. I know that teenagers would absolutely love this twist on the classic story. I am very curious to see what happens next in Oz. I recommend this one to teens and adults. 

Books I Am Currently Reading:

I think 1Q84 is going to be on this list for months! It is SOOOO long. I am really enjoying it so far though so I will stick through it. I am also still reading Deep Down Dark: The Untold Stories of 33 Men Buried in a Chilean Mine and the Miracle that Set Them Free. The book reads like a novel even though it is a true story. I am listening to Around the World in 80 Days also. 

What's Next?

I am not really sure what to read next. I have the book Revolution on my shelf and want to read that, but I haven't read Countdown and don't have that one. Do I need to read Countdown first? 

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


  1. I've read Revolution & enjoyed it, have not read Countdown although I'd like to. You don't need to read it first, but remember I lived during that time, too! Revolution was excellent! 1Q84 is one I would enjoy I'm sure, but it'll be a while before I get to it!

  2. I love The Wizard of Oz, but have not yet gotten around to Dorothy Must Die. I'm very intrigued by the premise though!

  3. I'm glad to hear about Dorothy - I have it too, need to get to it!

  4. I read Revolution and I still need to get around to Countdown, so the order one proceeds does not seem to matter. I think you'll enjoy it, Andrea.

  5. I read both Countdown and Revolution. I don't think you need to read them in order. One of the characters from Countdown is in Revolution. If you've read Countdown, Then her story will make more sense. But she is a minor character, and not knowing her history won't impede your enjoyment of the book.

  6. You don't need to read Countdown! There is only one overlapping character, and if you read it the other way, you'll just experience her story backwards. But she is pretty minor in Revolution, so it is okay. Pick it up. Revolution is great! :)

    Happy reading this week! :)

  7. Best of luck on IQ84 - I am currently reading All the Light We Cannot See - and I know that it's going to take me a pretty looong while as well to finish reading it.