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Sunday, June 3, 2012

It's Monday, June 4, and I'm Reading...

Jen and Kellee at Teach Mentor Text
Sheila at Book Journey
What I am currently reading: 
1. Sabriel by Garth Nix... Sabriel's father goes missing and now she must search for him in the Old Kingdom, where the dead refuse to stay dead.

2. The Butterfly Clues by Kate Ellison... Lo, a OCD girl  gets caught up in a mystery that may lead to answers about her brother's death.

What I am listening to:
-Day After Night by Anita Diamant... based on a true story about the settlement of Israel after WWII

What I've recently finished:
1. The Iron King by Julie Kagawa-This is the first book in the Iron Fey series which is hot, hot, hot in my library.  I read it to evaluate if I want to include it in my Nifty Fifty cart of special books.  It took me a month to read it but I did like it.

2.  Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews... Greg, at the urging of his mother, befriends a girl with leukemia. Funny and poignant.

3. The Miles Between by Mary Pearson... Destiny and her friends go on an unexpected road trip in search of a fair and just day.

4. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (Audio Book)... I shared this listening experience with my daughters.  What's not to love?

What I hope to read next: 

A Dog's Purpose by W. Bruce Cameron... my youngest daughter highly recommends this books and made it very clear that she will not read any more books that I recommend if I never read the book she does.

 What are you reading?



  1. I've read the Hunger Games but not the other two yet in the series. My favorite read last week was Emily the Strange: Dark Times by Rob Reger. Please come see what else I'm reading.

  2. Loved the Hunger Games series and I really enjoyed Sabriel. The Iron King not so much LOL.
    Have a great week and happy reading :)

  3. That sounds like a great list. Have a good week.

  4. I am really glad I've brought home Me and Earl and the Dying Girl for the summer. Only 4 more days!

  5. The Miles Between caught my eye...hope you enjoy all of your reads!


  6. Sabriel and The Butterfly Clues are both on my TBR lists. I hope The Butterfly Clues is good; I don't think there are enough really well-written mysteries for teens! LOVED Me and Earl and the Dying Girl and, of course, The Hunger Games.

  7. I like all the books on your list. I've already read HG but haven't picked up the next in the series yet.

    Love that you and your daughter share books.

  8. A dog's purpose is cute - you'll like it :)

    Happy reading this week :)
    What are YOU reading??

  9. The Hunger Games trilogy is sooo great! I let my daughter read them and she loves them. Enjoy your reads!

    What I'm reading

  10. I'm really looking forward to listening to The Hunger Games audio. I read the book back in February and am quite interested in listening to it!

  11. How are you liking The Butterfly Clues? I am intrigued, especially since I am from Cleveland! Me and Earl and the Dying Girl is also on my list, but I need to know, is is sad? I can't handle another Fault in Our Stars situation!

    1. It is not nearly as sad as the Fault in Our Stars, but is has its moments.

  12. I love that you have such an eclectic list. I'm constantly jumping around, too. I need those light reads to balance out the heavy ones. Which is why the book blogging community is so great... somebody always has a recommendation! :)

  13. My son enjoyed Sabriel.

    And I am intrigued by The Miles Between - we leave on our annual road trip soon, and I love to read books about road trips while we travel!

    Enjoy your books this week -


  14. I was just talking to a friend about The Art of Racing in the Rain which is told from a dog's perspective - it was an adult book but they adapted it for kids. I'm curious what the version for kids is like. I wonder if The Dog's Purpose might be like it? I love that your daughter gave you an ultimatum, that's awesome.

    I had the Iron King from the library but didn't read it before I had to return it. I know it's soooo popular! Maybe this summer I'll grab it again.

  15. I love that you listened to The Hunger Games with your daughters! I cannot wait until I have children of my own to have those experiences with. I try to have them with my husband, but he's not as avid of a reader as I am. Enjoy your reading!


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