Monday, July 21, 2014

It's Monday! What are you reading? #9

It's Monday! What are you reading? is the original weekly meme hosted by Sheila at Book Journey.  It's Monday! What are you reading? - from Picture Books to YA is a kidlit focused meme just like the original and is hosted weekly by Teach Mentor Texts.  The purpose is the same: to recap what you have read and/or reviewed and to plan out your reading and reviews for the upcoming week.

This week I hope to finish and review
1- Born Confused by Tanuja Desai Hidier 

And I hope to read
1- The Misadventures of the Family Fletcher by Dana Alison Levy
2- The Life and Time of Benny Alvarez by Peter Johnson
3- Five, Six, Seven, Nate by Tim Federle

WOW, I just realized I have no picture books or nonfiction for the week.  I'll have to fix that!

Last week, I read and reviewed
1- Every Day is Malala Day by Rosemary McCarney

2- The Secret Hum of a Daisy by Tracy Holczer

3- The Comic Book War by Jacqueline Guest

4- I Survived #4 I Survived the Bombing of Pearl Harbor by Lauren Tarshis

 I read but have not reviewed yet

1- Better Nate Than Ever by Tim Federle (which I loved)

2- The Islands of Chaldea by Diana Wynn Jones and Ursula Jones (which I did not love)

What are you reading this week?


  1. The Misadventures of the Family Fletcher sounds excellent. I may have to recommend that one to my son! Have a good week of reading!

  2. It looks like you had a great reading week! I have the whole I Survived series that I bought through Scholastic Reading Club this year. I need to get to those books. I am thinking that they will probably be good ones for reluctant readers. The Nate books look great many books out there to read! Have a great reading week!

  3. I loved both Nate titles. Such a great character. The Family Fletcher title looks like a book I would like for my classroom collection. I'll be curious to see what you think.

  4. I was very interested in the Every Day is Malala Day so I checked out your review. Needless to say, I finished it in tears. What a powerful video and talk about girl power! I admire her courage.

  5. I'm in the middle of the first Nate book--need to get back to it and finish it. I was very intrigued by your review of Every Day Is Malala Day--need to look for that one.

  6. The I Survived series is such a wonderful series to have in the classroom! Gets kids reading historical fiction as it isn't too "scary."
    I want to read Every Day even more now. Beautiful review!
    Nate is also on my list.

    Happy reading this week! :)

  7. My students really dove deeply into the "I Survived" series this year - had a hard time keeping them on the shelf!

  8. I've just finished Five days at memorial, very distressing in places and not really a holiday read, but at least I had time to finish it! Catching up with favourite blogs today.

  9. Hello there Alex, I gave my daughter a copy of Better Nate than Ever, which I am fairly certain she would fall in love with, but we haven't gotten around to reading it yet. She's still on a Harry Potter fix and is in Book Five in the series. Glad to see so many books featured here, Alex. Thank you so much for sharing.


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