Monday, July 14, 2014

#IMWAYR July 14

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.

In order of favorite to least ...

  • This is a Moose
  • Revolution 
  • The Forbidden Library (can't wait to share this one! I quite liked it!)
  • Jedi Academy 1&2 (jumps ahead of Revolution in terms of Kid Appeal)
  • Reading in the Wild (PD)
  • Scowl 
  • Say What You Will (YA)
  • Young World (YA)
  • Revenant of Thraxton Hall (YA or adult)
Go to Goodreads to see more info on specific titles.
I mentioned Jedi Academy already this week (seriously ... if you are a TL you need it for school and if you are a classroom teacher of grade 4 or above you need them and if you are a parent get them for your readers, too! They're silly but fun!). I will probably have finished Secrets Underground by the time this post goes live.

Well and there is also this one. I can't say I love it, though. #forcedrhyme

What next? This week I am heading to SEATTLE so we will see. I haven't been there since the summer between sophmore and junior year of high school. Visiting family and maybe old stomping grounds. Reading could be light. Pretty sure I will finish Rose and the Lost Princess. Maybe next I will read Carly Keene: Braving the Brontes. Or The Copernicus Legacy: The Serpent's Curse. Or Loot. Or Skink. Or Guys Read: True Stories. My goal will be two of them. Getting to anything else will be icing on the cake.

Thank you for stopping by!


  1. That's it! The Forbidden Library officially went on my titlewave list for the fall.... It sounds so good. If I don't order from amazon first. I spend way too much on the library there.

    1. Yes. I think it's a must get. Not for beginning readers but for strong 4th and up.

  2. I haven't heard of the Jedi Academy but will keep them in mind when friends ask for recommendations for their children. They sound too young for my clientele-high school aged kids.

    1. For the average collection I'd agree with you. You might find the odd student who would think it was funny to read them just for the SW references but as budgets are tight they wouldn't be a necessary HS addition. Definitely worth rec. to younger kiddos, though!

  3. Looks like a great list! Now you've gotten me intrigued about "This is Moose."

  4. Happy travels to you! I loved This is a Moose, hilarious... Partway thru Jedi Academy 2, can't wait to continue...

  5. Hi there Ms O. Glad to see Reading in the Wild here which I absolutely adored when I read it last year. My copy is riddled with notes and post-its.