Tuesday, July 15, 2014

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.

Books marked with an '*' I would put in my classroom library.
Books marked with a '#' would be in an middle or high school library.
Books marked with a ‘!’ would be good for adult book clubs.
Books marked with a
‘@’ would be recommended to other moms.

 Ash by Malinda Lo
Cinderella, but not the way you have ever encountered it. A great way to introduce youth to options other than ‘everyone wants to marry prince charming’.

#!   Annabelle by Kathleen Winter
The story of a hermaphrodite from birth through adolescents.

#!   The Hearts of Horses by Molly Gloss
A must if you love reading about horses or women during the early 1900s. Insights into family and friendship.

@!  Carry On, Warrior: Thoughts on Life Unarmed
by Glennon Doyle Melton
If you have never read Glennon’s blog, Momastary, give it a click. If you have, you know what she is about and how honest and funny her reflections on life are. Here is a memoir, some of the essays directly from the blog.

@  Living Simply With Children by Marie Sherlock
We try to be intentional about life and this books gives some things to reflect on and ways to dialogue about them.


This one I need help with…

It was recommended, but I have no recollection of where the recommendation came from. I have trudged through 100 pages and I am not hooked. I keep trying to be, but it isn’t happening and I have a horrible time abandoning books. Anyone willing to persuade me one way or the other?!?


  1. I love the fact that you're blogging to model for your students how to keep a writer's notebook. These books look good. I really liked Annabelle.

  2. I loved The Hearts of Horses. Gorgeous book. It's been years and years since I read Headlong, and I do remember liking it a lot. But I was a different reader then; not sure it would appeal to me now. I have a hard time abandoning books too--I like to FINISH so I can record the book on my list. How are you at skimming??

  3. It's the first I'm hearing of these titles, thanks for sharing them. :)