Monday, April 15, 2013

It's Monday - What Are You Reading? 4/15/13

Welcome to my (mostly) bi-weekly posting of what I read! Check out the lovely ladies at Teach Mentor Texts for more books to add to your TBR pile!

In the Past

Lots of committee reads, something for Batty About Books, a couple of Mock Newbery possibles and some fun reads. Srping Break helped a lot!

Hold Fast by Blue Balliett - realistic, mystery, middle grades, homelessness

Perfect Scoundrels (Heist Society, 3) by Ally Carter - I love this series. realistic, mystery, young adult, criminal empires

Hades: Lord of the Dead (Olympians, 4) by George O'Connor - graphic novel, greek mythology, young adult

Encyclopedia of Me by Karen Rivers - realistic, middle grades, first love, friendship, autism

Emancipation Proclamation by Tonya Bolden - narrative nonfiction, middle grades, slavery

The Select (Seven Wonders, prequel) by Peter Lerangis - Batty About Books

The Girl From Felony Bay by JE Thompson - realistic, mystery, middle grades, strong female characters, lawyers, heir's property

Etiquette and Espionage (Finishing School, 1) by Gail Carriger - science fiction, mystery, young adult, steampunk, spy school

Yaqui Delgado Wants To Kick Your Ass by Meg Medina - realistic, young adult, bullying with insights into victim's mental state

One Came Home by Amy Timberlake - historical, mystery, middle grades, strong female character

After Eli by Rebecca Ruff -  realistic, upper middle grades, coping with death in the family

In the Present
Colossus Rises (Seven Wonders, 1) by Peter Lerangis.  Batty About Books selection.  Check out our discussion on the cover here and part 1 here.  We will cover part 2, Saturday, April 20th.

Pathways to the Common Core by Lucy Calkins and others - reading for work.

Flying the Dragon by Natalie Lorenzi - YHBA

Girl With the Iron Touch (Steampunk Chronicles, 3) by Kady Cross - my fun read for the week.

In the Future
I've gotten some suggestions, including The Orphan Master's Son by Adam Johnson which just won the Pulizter Prize for Fiction, and I'm going to try and work those in over the next weeks.  If you have a suggested read, enter it here.

There's a #NerdPrintz title in my future.

I'm going to tackle some of the 2013 Andre Norton Awards for Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy nominees.  I'm thinking one per month starting in May.

Goodreads Mock Printz - April Reads
I read and loved Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell back in January and I'm re-reading it on audiobook for Mock Printz.  I just picked up Out of the Easy by Ruta Sepetys and will get to that before month's end!


  1. Yay for Spring Break!
    You have so many books listed, I don't really know where to start :) Haven't read any, so I am going to make my way over to GRs and learn more about them :)

    Happy reading this week :)

  2. Wow! What a haul!

    You pick the Norton and I'm totally in :)


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