It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is a meme started by Book Journey. The folks over at Teach Mentor Texts and Unleashing Readers have given it a children’s/YA spin. I thought it would be a fun way to recap last week’s reading and give a sneak peek of my TBR pile.
Last Week’s Book:
Well, I very seldom abandon books, but I let this one go this week after getting about 80 pages in. Even though it is the first book of Riordan’s The Heroes of Olympus series, it must rely very heavily on his first series. I found myself completely lost, having read only The Lightning Thief rather than the whole Percy Jackson series. There were lots of references to events I had no idea about, including that Percy Jackson is currently missing. I know that fans have loved this book and spin-off series, but it just didn’t work for me as a stand-alone.
So I didn’t make it completely through any books this week, but had a great weekend, as our committee met and chose the 2016 Master List for the Rebecca Caudill Young Readers’ Book Award. It is one of my very favorite days of the year, as around 70 of us gather to speak passionately about books and to select a list that is sure to entice and engage young readers. As the Awards Chair, I had the privilege of contacting all 20 authors yesterday, and I have already received some joyous responses via email and Facebook messages. The list should be posted later today, and I will highlight it here on I Push Books.
Currently Reading/Listening To: