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 Books:
Slasher Girls & Monster Boys is an anthology of YA horror stories that is not for the faint of heart. In addition to being downright creepy, most of the stories are satisfyingly gory and violent, if you like that sort of thing. Which I do. In addition, they are inspired by classic stories, novels, and movies, as well as some newer works as well, and the author identifies them at the end of the story, so it is fun for the reader to try to figure it out along the way. Although a bit too intense for a junior high school library, I highly recommend the book for high schools, public libraries, and horror fans. “Sleepless” by Jay Kristoff and “In The Forest Dark and Deep” by Carrie Ryan are my particular favorites. This book counts for my Horror Reading Challenge 2015.
I also read the forthcoming YA dystopian novel, Flawed by Cecelia Ahern, but I can’t say much about it because I am reviewing it for School Library Connection. It has the potential to be very popular, but I found some, er, flaws….
Currently Reading/Listening To: