Monday, June 16, 2014

It's Monday, What Are You Reading? June 16, 2014

I'm looking forward to getting my reading mojo this summer.

Books Purchased
Thrive by Meenoo Rami
Reading in the Wild by Donalyn Miller
Mistborn: The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson

Books Read
Harry Potter and The Half Blood Prince by JK Rowling
Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows by JK Rowling
The Storied Life of AJ Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin
The Great Greene Heist by Varian Johnson
The Prophecy by Ellen Oh
Mistborn: The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson
The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey (17%)

I participated in 48 Hour Book Challenge last weekend, as my schedule permitted. The theme this year was #WeNeedDiverseBooks and I was able to finish Prophecy by Ellen Oh which was ok but a little light on development. I don't see myself going any further in the series but who knows!  I also read, and loved, The Great Greene Heist by Varian Johnson.  This was a seriously fun read! I will be using it as one of my first book club books for 6th graders.  The pacing was just right and the storyline was fun and easy to follow.  It will be interesting to discuss the reality of some of the pranks and see what we can pull off at school.  I'll be on the lookout for some other heist-type or shenanigan-related reads for a full display.

It was amazing to finish the Harry Potter series back to back. I needed an audio book back in April, picked up #1 and just couldn't stop listening. Though when the audiobook was checked out of the library, I did revert to reading the paper books.  It was so interesting to reread knowing how it all ended, every conversation, every spell, every magical item took on a new significance. Well played, JK Rowling.

It's  Monday, What Are You Reading is hosted by TeachMentorTexts.


  1. I am almost finished with A.J Fikry-it is so charming! I want to reread Harry Potter straight through some day. I might just settle for rereading with my nephews in the next year or so. They are close to being ready to it! I also want to read Mistborn one of these days. I loved Steelheart, but that is the only Sanderson book I have read. Have a great week! ~Megan

  2. Rereading Harry Potter with my kids (Well - listening to my husband read it to them) and it is a wonderful re-read! I suggested the audio books on a recent trip, but my husband didn't want to give up the actual reading of them aloud... so he read for most of the car trip. A live audiobook! :-)

  3. Chris Rylander, P.I.C.k.L.E, I Am a Genius of Unspeakable Evil, and The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau- Banks. I'll have to think of more!

  4. My 12 year old girl is now in Book 4 - I hope she gets to finish the entire series this summer. :) Looking forward to reading Storied Life soon.


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