Sunday, August 28, 2011

The Sunday Salon - Bookaday Wrap Up

Back to School!
The students arrived Wednesday, August 24th.  I don't know how I could have forgotten the chaos of starting a new year! Those first few days were exhausting! It will take me at least another week to pull myself together!

June 5 - June 25, 2011 - 27 books
June 26 - July 31, 2011 - 35 books
August 1 - August 16, 2011 - 18 books

I finished my summer bookaday with 80 books, 8 over my goal! Unfortunately, I didn't do much school reading or yard work!

3 Middle Grade (15)
Black Elk's Vision by SD Nelson
The Bat Scientists by Mary Kay Carson
Return to Sender by Julia Alvarez

12 Young Adult (53)
Zeus by George O'Connor
Stoner and Spaz by Ron Koertge
The Limit by Kristen Landon
Invincible by Sherrilyn Kenyon
Now Playing by Ron Koertge
Forgotten by Cat Patrick
Human.4 by Mike Lancaster
The AbsoluteValue of Mike by Kathy Erskine
Ten Miles Past Normal by Frances O'Roark Dowell
Addie on the Inside by James Howe
The Eleventh Plague by Jeff Hirsch
Silhouetted By The Blue by Traci L. Jones

3 Adult (12)
State of Wonder by Ann Patchett
The Magician King by Lev Grossman
Before I Go To Sleep by SJ Watson

15 Middle Grade -Bat Scientists
53 Young Adult- Addie on the Inside
12 Adult - The Magician King

I really enjoyed this year's bookaday. I've read more adult books than normal, which I think will be beneficial to staff and really helped me feel more grown-up! :)  My yard, and therefore my neighbors, suffered though! Next year, back to the lawn service!


  1. Wow what a great summer! I have to say, I'm wishing you the best of luck sliding back into home in the new school year. We're almost a month in, here in the Atlanta area (my Boston mindset will never get used to starting that early!) and it has been a whirlwind. Good luck and best wishes!

  2. Before I Go to Sleep is on my short list. What did you think of it? Do you think that Addie on the Inside would work for high school students or do you think it is a better book for middle grade students?

    My Head is Full of Books

  3. But you did read, so you can expect your students to do the same. I always forget how much my feet hurt during the first two weeks of school, but we always survive!

  4. Pam - I can't imagine going to school so early, of course, each year I can't imagine going back at all. A month would be much better!

    Anne - I loved Before I Go To Sleep and read it in one sitting! Addie could work for younger HS students - 9 or 10. It's more about her relationship with herself and friends.


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