It’s Monday! What are you Reading? is a meme started by Book Journeys. The folks over at Teach Mentor Texts and Unleashing Readers have given it a children’s and YA spin. I thought it would be a fun way to recap last week’s reading and give a sneak peek of my TBR (to be read) pile.
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Last Week’s Book:
Inhuman by Kat Falls is set to be released by Scholastic on 9/24. I hope it is on my Book Fair the week of 9/30 because Falls has given us another great work of science fiction. I plan to write a full review this coming week. A couple things to know: it is definitely more YA than middle grade (but still appropriate for my students in grades 6-8), and I expect this to be the start of a series, although it can stand alone as well.
Next Week’s Books:
Saving Zasha by Randi Barrow
Chupacabra by Roland Smith, an e-galley
The book will be published on 9/24
I love Frances O’Roark Dowell. So I am surprised I am just now getting to The Second Life of Abigail Walker. One of the best things about Dowell’s books is her exquisite opening sentences/paragraphs. Truly, Dovey Coe has one of the best opening paragraphs I have ever read. I just now read the first paragraph of Abigail Walker–another home run for Dowell 🙂
Goal for next week: to read more than one book. The beginning of the school year is always tough. This week, though, I have to sit through medical/dental appointments for both of my children. I’m not saying that I hope they will be running behind schedule; I’m just saying I wouldn’t mind sitting there with nothing to do but read….