It’s Monday! What are you Reading? (#IMWAYR) is a weekly meme hosted by Sheila at Book Journeys with a kid/YA-lit spin hosted by Kellee at Unleashing Readers and Jen at Teach Mentor Texts.
Past Reads: A long weekend = a lot of reading time! Over the last few weeks, I’ve read some phenomenal books, books I couldn’t wait to share with my students after finishing them.
Frozen in Time by Mitchell Zuckoff - an enlightening nonfiction read. I learned SO much from this book, plus it’s told as an engaging story, not dry and textbooky. With all of my WWII reading, I’ve never come across this story. It’s not quite Unbroken good, but still a good read nonetheless.
Just One Day by Gayle Forman - I literally read Just One Day in just one day - so good! It has romance, it has Shakespeare, it has travel...I loved it. Of course I immediately put Just One Year on hold at my library because I NEED to know Willem’s story.
I Heart You, You Haunt Me by Lisa Schroeder - this book has been making my female students cry in class for the last few weeks. I snatched it up for the long weekend, and I completely understand their show of unabashed emotion. A beautiful verse novel packed with oh-so-many feelings.
Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan - a poignant and powerful piece of literature. I;m not sure what else to say, other than David Levithan is wonderful for putting this much-needed point of view out there. Beautiful!
The Testing by Joelle Charbonneau - I officially ended my self-imposed dystopian hiatus with this book and, man, am I glad I did. This is a much read for fans of The Hunger Games, Divergent, and Legend.
Current Reads: Due to a student plea, my current read jumped the line, so to speak. I borrowed The Evolution of Mara Dyer from our school library the day after finishing The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer. I’ve put the book off for a few weeks due to some upcoming public library due dates. One of my students recently finished The Unbecoming and is dying for The Evolution. I promised her I’d get right to it; not like she had to twist my arm after how much I love the first book in the trilogy.
Here’s the goodreads summary of the book:
She used to think her problems were all in her head.
She couldn’t imagine that after everything she’s been through, the boy she loves would still be keeping secrets.
In this gripping sequel to The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer, the truth evolves and choices prove deadly. What will become of Mara Dyer next?
Future Reads: Looking back at past posts, I realized I very rarely follow what I write down here. Some new book pops up on twitter, a hold becomes available at the library, or a student insists I read the book he just finished so he can talk about it with someone. Assuming something like that doesn’t happen, here are the books currently stacked up on my nightstand: Embrace by Jessica Shirvington, Rose Under Fire by Elizabeth Wein, The Chaos of Stars by Kiersten White, and Ghost Hawk by Susan Cooper. Phew, that’s a lot of good reading ahead of me!
What are you reading? What have you just finished? What are your top recommendations? Leave me a comment as I'm always looking for books to add to my To-Be-Read list!