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Sunday, May 22, 2011

It's Monday. What are you Reading?

Book Journey
It's Monday.  Time to reveal what I'm reading and listening to.

Currently Reading: 
1. Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

One of my high school students described this book as "very YA."  So far I'd have to agree but I'm only a third of the way through it and I am enjoying the storyline.

2. Brain Rules: 12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving at Work, Home, and School by John Medina

Let's just say I'm reading this for my brain.

Currently Listening to on Audiobooks:

A Hat Full of Sky by Terry Pratchett

I am reading this as part of my yearly challenge to read the ALA/YALSA Book Award winners. Mr. Pratchett won the award this year for the author making an outstanding contribution to children's or young adult literature.  This book is very clever and funny.

Recently finished:
A Time of Miracles by Anne-Laure Bondoux

A beautifully crafted and touching story of love and war.  I read this book also as part of my challenge to read the ALA Book Award winners of the year. This book won the award for the best YA book translated from another language (French.)

What's Next:
The Boy Who Couldn't Sleep and Never Had To by D.C. Pierson

An Alex Award winner for the 2011.  I'm also reading this book for the above mentioned challenge.  I've already read one chapter and know I'm going to love it.

What's on your reading list?


  1. I've only read some of the Discworld book which I did like. I tried Wee Free Men on Audio and gave up. I don't think it was the book though. I think Audio is just not for me.

    Love the cover of the the boy who couldn't sleep.

  2. I have read the Wee Free Men. And I really should read a hat full of sky :)

  3. The Boy Who Couldn't Sleep looks very intersting.

    Here's mine this week:


  4. Hopping by~
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    Great list! I love Anna and The French Kiss! Happy Reading

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  5. Hey Anne,
    I haven't read any of your books but A Time of Miracles sounds intriguing.

    My Monday post and a giveaway is here.

  6. I just finished Anna and the French Kiss the other day and thoroughly enjoyed it!

  7. I've heard great things about Anna and the French Kiss. Hope you enjoy your reads!!

  8. Looks like a great week! I've heard a lot of good things about Anna and the French Kiss :)


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