Monday, June 30, 2014

#IMWAYR June 30 #bookaday catchup

It's Monday! What are you Reading? is a meme hosted by Sheila at Book Journeys. It is a great way to recap what you read and/or reviewed the previous week and to plan out your reading and reviews for the upcoming week. It's also a great chance to see what others are reading right now… who knows, you might discover that next “must read” book!

Our Kid Lit to YA version is hosted by Teach Mentor Texts and Unleashing Readers.

GREAT IDEA! Check out all of the What Are You Reading? participants for title ideas.

What I've Been Reading-click on the images to go to my Goodreads shelf and see the individual reviews. Missed last week so there are a lot of books!

I liked The Night Gardener. A lot. It's creepy, though. Not sure who the intended audience is. I am pretty sure I won't ever get it for our elementary school collection. Might TELL a few 5th graders "hey, go find this book" but it would not be accessible to most of them. I'm not sure if middle school would pick it up, given the description. But go read! If you like slightly spooky.
Under the Egg is a conundrum. I quite enjoyed it with all of the art and historical references ... but seriously. Can't think of a student age group that would really embrace it, either.
I almost didn't include Holding Fast ... I don't post most religious stuff I read. But you may see them pop up every once in a while from here on out. Not changing the focus of my blog by a long shot ... but I just feel like I should be more purposeful in all of my endeavors. I never want there to be a question where I stand. I've been blessed to not ever have had to doubt many things.
Loved Still Life. The Shadows is a favorite series in our library!
Manhunt was fun. Needs a Google Lit trip to go along with it. All of the Jaguar Society titles are a little predictable but hey. Makes them solid choices for less confident readers. Same with the Sasquatch Escape (or perhaps even more so ... a bit formulaic but still fun). 
Enjoyed The Dyerville Tales. It got creepy at the last third so there's another one that might not really be elementary but I'll tell people about it.
Seriously, the ONLY thing that could have convinced me to read Capt. Underpants is my nephew. And I still didn't really enjoy it or see the appeal. :/ But I loved that he wanted to share it with me. This nephew sometimes calls to read bits of Harry Potter to me. He's going in to the 4th grade this fall.
The Impossible Knife of Memory is an important book. Can't say that I enjoyed it ... but I can see the need for the story to be told. Definitely high school.

Will finish Tinkerlab this week. And am currently working on these two. I also have a Mary Higgins Clark waiting for me at the public library. ;) We'll see what else hits with #bookaday. Actually should get started on Reading in the Wild before summer goes on too much longer, shouldn't it? Click on the pic if you want more info about the books pictured.

1 comment :

  1. Hi there Ms O, The Night Gardener sounds exactly like my kind of creepy read. I hope I find it in our library soon. :)