It's Monday January 19th

It's Monday!

Welcome to my little corner of book heaven. Here's what I read last week. Don't forget to visit the lovely hosts of this meme - Teach Mentor Texts and Unleashing Readers. There are links to a LOT of posts there!

Must Read in 2015 titles:
(will be counting both in Pop Sugar challenge but debating the category still)

I listened to this one, and it was fabulous! I chuckled at many of the musical theater references. I cringed at the way Nate was treated by those around him.

My only concern with using this in elementary is the number of instances of gay bashing slang. Will it be too much for 4th? 5th? Is this a book I keep for my 5th graders? I have a few students I know will like this one (5th graders) and I'll seek their opinions.

LOVED IT! Jackaby has a real Sherlock vibe, and I loved the urban fantasy environment. I'll be reading the rest of this series as it comes out.


This week I read
Gaijin (historical fiction)
Dumbest Idea Ever (memoir)  - counting as "memoir" for Pop Sugar
Through the Woods (creepy short stories)

Old School Lit

A re-read of an older title. I was part of the "Tuck 40th" blog tour this week as well...

Counting for "read in a day" for Pop Sugar.

I DID IT! I made it through! Thanks to all my friends who suggested a watching of the miniseries to help me visualize the characters as I read.

Now I can take on Pride and Prejudice and Zombies and not feel guilty that I missed reading the original version.

Oh... and did you know that even JANE AUSTEN gets mashed up with Star Wars? Oh yeah...

This title will count for "book written over 100 years ago" for Pop Sugar.

I met Caragh O'Brien while in Connecticut at Confratute this summer. She was a wonderful speaker, and I grabbed signed copies of her trilogy. I finally read the first book this week, and it was great!

Counting this in the "trilogy" category once I finish up the other two books.



Did you know she was under 30 when this came out? (Yep, that's a Pop Sugar category!)

Coming out soon! (Feb 3rd)

This middle grade novel is about a girl who ends up in the land where writers live out their stories. It has a bit of an Inkheart vibe, and I'm eating it up!


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