Monday, March 12, 2012

It's Monday, What are YOU Reading? 3/12/12

Check out the Picture Books and YA novels others are reading at TeachMentorTexts
Here are the picture books I read this week:

The Girl Who Spun Gold
By Virginia Hamilton
Marisol McDonald Doesn't Match
(A Bilingual Picture Book)
by Monica Brown
Freedom School, Yes!
By Amy Littlesugar

The Faithful Friend
by Robert D. San Souci
Big Jabe
by Jerdine Nolen
George Washington's Birthday
by Margaret McNamara

The novel I read this week was The Fault in Our Stars by John Green. This is a Young Adult novel (which you will realize pretty immediately). The Fault in Our Stars was spectacular, to say the least. It is a funny, tear-jerkingly real and raw story about teenagers living with cancer. The main character, Hazel Grace, will grasp your attention immediately and hold it well beyond the last page of the book. Her friend, August, will do the same. This is a story that will be with me for a long time to come. 

Here's the trailer:

Annnnnd a really wonderful song inspired by the book (using quotes from the book, but no spoilers!)

I am about half way through Okay for Now  by Gary D. Schmidt (author of The Wednesday Wars) and will continue working on it this week. 

What great books did you read/ are you planning on reading?


  1. Oh TFioS- Love is my only word. I have trouble wording how much I found this book to be spectacular and an instant classic.

  2. I'm currently re-reading 'The Hunger Games' by Susan Collins, it is one of my favorite series. But I'm also reading a new book called 'Power Within'. It's by a new author and it's about this British girl who has a near death experience and discovers she has super powers. I recommend both!!

  3. Kellee- It was so wonderful! Someone described it as "haunting" and I agree. It does haunt you a bit.

    Anonymous (I wish I knew who you are!)- Sounds great! The Hunger Games trilogy is spectacular! Dark, but so very good! Enjoy!

  4. Hi there, I just found your blog - it's so cute! I'm your newest follower. I wish I had more time to read,,,between blogging and being a mom taxi ( which I do love ) I just don't have the time. I will have to check in more often. :o)
    Traditions Laughter and Happily Ever After

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    I have found a blog I truly will enjoy reading!! Thanks!
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    Ann Marie Smith @ Innovative Connections

  6. I found your blog through the linky party. I love the polka dot design. I am your newest follower.


  7. I love reading Mondays. I always worry about posting about too many books at once but I love how you have this set up!

    Think, Wonder, & Teach

  8. Great book recommendations! I can't wait to find and read some of them! I just found you through a Linky Party and I am your newest follower! Come and stop by my blog anytime!

    One Teacher's Take

  9. I just found your blog through the Linky Party and look forward to stalking you. I hopped over to the mentor text blog too!

  10. Hi..I just found your blog through the link party. I love the picture book you displayed. I have to read them. They look like great books. I am your newest follower! Come over and visit my blog when you have a chance.


  11. Wow! Thank you all for following my blog! I have been to yours as well and am joining! Come back again, soon!

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