Monday, February 13, 2012

What are you Reading?

“It’s Monday! What are you Reading?” is hosted by Sheila at Book Journey.
It is a chance for book lovers to share their reading accomplishments as well as what is on the proverbial nightstand. She even does a giveaway. Subsequently Jen and Kellee at
Teach Mentor Texts added an opportunity for those reading kidlit to join the fun. Since I read both I will post to both.
Check them out, join the conversations, and discover more great books.

I will catch up and then it will be a week at a time. First, here is what I have read, thus far, in February.

PinkPink by Lili Wilkinson*

Product DetailsA Monster Calls by Patrick Ness*

Major Pettigrew's Last Stand: A NovelMajor Pettigrew’s Last Stand by Helen Simonson

Ballad: A Gathering of FaerieBallad: A Gathering of Faerie by Maggie Stiefvater

A Week at the Airport (Vintage International Original)A Week at the Airport by Alain De Botton

Girls Will Be Girls: Raising Confident and Courageous DaughtersGirls Will Be Girls by JoAnn Deak*

An * indicates my ‘must own’ list, either for myself or my classroom library.


  1. I've heard a lot about "A Monster Calls" - now I need to find it in my local library. Do you think that the Deak book would work for middle school?

  2. I read A Monster Calls several weeks ago and sobbed...yes, full out cried!It was a fantastic read.

    Thanks for sharing...happy reading this week!

  3. Ditto on A Monster Calls. I agree that it should be in school libraries, but think students might benefit from a booktalk for it, too. I'd like to know what you thought of Ballad: A Gathering of Faerie? Thanks for the list!

  4. Oh, A Monster Calls! I love that book. It is so great, so well-written and so moving.