I'm joining Teach Mentor Texts and Unleashing Readers in sharing my reading this week. Head on over to their blogs to see what others are reading and link up your own post!
This is the Arctic Blast edition of It's Monday! What Are You Reading? I just received the phone call that school is cancelled again tomorrow due to cold temps...more time for hot tea, books, and a little Netflix! Though I am getting a little anxious to get back into a routine. I even had an email from a student today, sad that we were out of school.
Here's what I read last week...
We Were Liars was on my Must Read in 2014 list. It doesn't come out until May, but I happened upon an ARC on NetGalley and devoured it in about 3 hours. I highly recommend it!
Cinder was also on my Must Read in 2014 list. I liked how different it was from the usual dystopian novel.
I read If I Stay last week and was happy to get this sequel right away. It was interesting hearing from Adam's point of view. I wasn't into this book too much until the ending (possibly because I just don't get into music that much), but I am really glad I finished it! If you read the first book, you should definitely read this one too.
I love books with illustrations done in unusual mediums. This is a wordless book that I will definitely share with my 5th graders! (When we share wordless books, I place the book next to some chart paper, kids read it when they have time and jot their thoughts. After about a week, we will talk about it as a class.)
I think I will enjoy sharing this story with my little niece when she is slightly older. Someone is stealing the bedtime stories from all the animals...and they will be surprised to find out who it is and why he's stealing them.
Reading Plans For This Week
I just found Ophelia and The Marvelous Boy on NetGalley, so this one is up first!
Happy Reading...Stay Warm!