It's (almost) 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.
Not as crazy as the week before but still pleased with some great titles.
Definitely the one from last week that I would scream from the rooftops "READ!" I wish it were a little shorter so it would be more accessible to more kids. Like, leave off the fairy tale prologue and epilogue (though that would only be what, about 30 of 550+ pages?). The three inside stories. THOSE are the powerful ones. If it's not already on your TBR list? PUT IT THERE. I cried. I hate crying at books. I don't actively look for that in my reading. Thrill me, usually, is what I look for. But it was just that good.
Figured it was time to actually try an I Survived book since they are the only historical fic I can get kids at school to read. Eh. Better than nothing but not my favorite. The Compound #2 just got weird. Michael Grant's The Magnificent 12 series ... the story is OK. Enjoyable but nothing special. His WRITING style, though. Funny little "asides" sprinkled throughout--those are what make those books a treat. I'd give it a special post in and of itself but when I looked at my reviews for #1 & #2 all I said was "Funny parts!" I didn't stop and notate them like I did for some of them this time. So go to the Goodreads review to see.