Monday, July 2, 2012

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? 7/2/12

From Teach Mentor Texts:
It's Monday! What are you Reading? is a meme hosted by Sheila at Book Journeys. It is a great way to recap what you read and/or reviewed the previous week and to plan out your reading and reviews for the upcoming week. It's also a great chance to see what others are reading right now…who knows, you might discover that next “must read” book!
After doing the meme for a couple of weeks, we realized this would be a fun meme to start up with a kidlit focus - anyone reading and reviewing books in children's literature - it can be picture books, chapter books, middle grade novels, young adult novels, you name it in the world of kidlit and it's in! We have loved being a part of this meme and we hope you do too! We encourage everyone participating to go and visit the other kidlit book bloggers that link up and to comment on as many posts as you can. We love talking books and believe in sharing and discussing what we're reading. We hope you join us!

Last Week I Dived Into...
13 Little Blue Envelopes by Maureen Johnson. This was a pleasant surprise. I hadn't planned on reading it, but got caught without a book. Thank goodness for my Kindle app on my phone! I got a good chunk of this read in the car and finished it after our trip. 
Smile by Raina Telgemeier is a graphic novel, one of just a handful I've read for middle readers. It's cute because it grew from the author's real life experiences struggling with teeth drama.

As for adult books, I got into Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn after seeing her at Anderson's Bookshop in Naperville. She rocked. Her book rocks. I also finished How to Practice: The Way to a Meaningful Life by the Dalai Lama, The Walking Dead, Book One by Robert Kirkman, and some little book you've probably never heard of, I forget the title 75 Hues of Blue or something.

This Week I'm Diving Into...
Finishing The Last Little Blue Envelope by Maureen Johnson, Legend by Marie Lu (never got to last week with so many books from friends I needed to get back), and White Lilacs by Carolyn Meyer.

Adult reads include Labor Day by Joyce Maynard.


Kristen said...

I've heard some great things about Smile. I need to read that one! :) Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Ramona said...

White Lilacs - I love this book! I hope you find the time to read it this week. I'll look forward to reading your response. I had a powerful experience with dramatizing a section of the book at a WLU conference 15 years ago. I still remember it!

Ramona said...

I love White Lilacs. I'll look forward to reading your thoughts when you finish this book!