Monday, February 4, 2013

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? 2/4/13


It's Monday! What are you Reading? is a meme hosted by Sheila at Book Journeys. I heard about it from the Teach Mentor Texts blog, which puts a "Picture Books to YA" twist on it. I like to post my MG/YA, adult, and professional reads here!

Last Week I Dived Into...
See You at Harry's by Jo Knowles. So good. So real. Read it! 






A Wrinkle in Time Graphic Novel adapted by Hope Larson. The illustrations were breathtaking. When I book-talked it with my students, it was my students who had already read the amazing original who were first in line to be on the hold list. It's cool to see Madeleine L'Engle's work getting into the hands of kids so many decades later.


 Pinned by Sharon G. Flake...
 
 
 Monday Mornings by Dr. Sanjay Gupta for a book club. The TV show airs tonight!





This Week I'm Diving Into...
Mercury by Hope Larson. I wanted to see more of Hope Larson's work, and I have some students tearing through my graphic novels, and I'm looking for more ideas.



For a new adult read, I want to get into Faithful Place by Tana French. I read her In the Woods back in the day and grabbed this at an independent book store while up in Milwaukee.


 
Professionally, I WILL FINISH Pathways to the Common Core: Accelerating Achievement by Lucy Calkins (if it's in caps, it has to happen). Then it's on to Peter Johnston's Choice Words.

















Happy Reading!

4 comments:

rockyriverteenlibrarian said...

I love Tana French! I think Faithful Place is my favorite of her four books. I can't wait for another of her books. Have a great reading week! http://wp.me/pzUn5-1p9

fountainreflections said...

You have some great reads here! I'm planning to read Choice Words this summer. How did you like the Wrinkle In Time graphic novel? I've seen lots of rave reviews about it!

storiestoldinstickfigures said...

Jenn - I really enjoyed the graphic novel. Nothing beats the original, but there's so much power in the illustrations that I'm sure it deserves another read from me. Maybe again this summer, when I can savor it! :)

Ms. Yingling said...

I've been getting all the boys on our wrestling team to read Pinned, and I'm glad that students are picking up the graphic novel of A Wrinkle in Time even if it didn't match the ideas I had in my head about it.