Sunday, March 24, 2013

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.
Must haves for my classroom library are marked with *.

* Son by Lois Lowry
I enjoyed this final peek into the society Lowry began with The Giver.

A Widening Light edited by Luci Shaw
These poems on the Incarnation were a balm to my soul.

The Patience Stone by Atiq Rahimi
 Hard to imagine, well written, a glimpse into a life far harder than mine.

* Wintergirls by Lauri Halse Anderson
Everything I had read by Lauri Halse Anderson to this point have been historical fiction, so I dove in expecting another. Surprise! This is a book about eating disorders told in first person. Well researched and rivoting.

Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater (audio)
I have loved the other Maggie Stiefvater books I have read, but I will leave the rest of this series unread.

Max the Mighty by Rodman Philbrick
The story of Max continues in this cross country adventure of escape and survival.

The Patron Saint of Liars by Ann Patchett
Ann Patchett, once again, drew me into the lives of her characters.

How Children Succeed by Paul Tough
Interesting findings. The two things new things I took away were that GPA is a better indication of college completion than SAT or ACT scores, which simply show intelligence. You can be intelligence and still not finish college. The other being the seven character strengths that are most likely to predict life satisfaction and success.

The False Prince by Jennifer A. Nielsen  (audio)
Another series I am going to bow out of. It did get better as it went, but not enough to convince me to continue. 

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1 comment:

  1. I want to read The False Prince, & others have liked the 2nd one. I'll see, Kristi. You've made me re-think it. I have Son, still not read. Too many books! You've read a lot lately!