Monday, January 25, 2016

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? 1/25

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:

Dash & Lily's Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan was a really fun read. I was curious about this book because of Jen Vincent. She reads this book every holiday season and I was curious about what would bring her back to it every year. I now completely understand. What a fun book! I love the premise of this book and the scavenger hunt of ideas that occurred in the story. 

I was home sick on Friday and had some time to read. I picked up The Thing About Jellyfish and did not move for the few hours that it took for me to finish it. This is a beautiful and heartbreaking story. The author did an amazing job of making me fascinated and very curious about jellyfish. She also pulled at my heartstrings with the description of Suzy's grief and how she dealt with it. This is a fabulous novel that I highly recommend for middle grades and up. 

Currently Reading:

I am still reading 1Q84. I am about a third of the way through this monster. It is still a great story so far. I also started Revolution by Deborah Wiles. I love the primary sources and the way the story is unfolding. I am also reading The 9 Steps to Financial Freedom and Blog, Inc. one chapter at a time as part of my morning routine. 

What's Next?

I need to start reading The Lotus Eaters for my book club in two weeks. I have a hold on a digital copy at the library. I hope it comes in soon. Or else I will have to find my way to a bookstore in the next couple days. I am not sure what else I will decide to pick up to read. 

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


  1. Nice variety of books. I'm eager to read The Thing About Jellyfish. Here's what last week was like for me. Happy reading!

  2. Dash and Lily was fun, but I sent a copy I had to the high school. Jellyfish... so sad. I'm done with sad books! Looks like you had a good reading week!

  3. I love Dash & Lily, & you're right, it is fun! The Thing About Jellyfish is sad, but finally, finally her problems came out to her family. I was relieved. I may never get to 1Q84, but would like to. Perhaps next summer? My book club is discussing Quiet in a few weeks so I've started it. Have a great reading week, Andrea, whatever you choose.

  4. I so want to read both of these books! Jen has been telling me to read Dash & Lily for years, and I have heard nothing but good things about Jellyfish.

    Happy reading this week! :)

  5. I've heard so much about The Thing About Jellyfish, not sure I can handle another sad book right now, though...maybe in spring, when the weather isn't bringing me down! ;)

  6. I just discovered that Dash and Lily is available at our local library. I've just downloaded it! I'm glad to know that Jellyfish is sad. I can't manage any sad books these days.

  7. I will have to read The Thing about Jellyfish soonest - it sounds like my kind of read.

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