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Monday, July 23, 2012

It's Monday, July 23 and I'm reading...

Sheila at Book Journey

Jen and Kellee at Teach Mentor Textt
Currently Reading:

  • Friends with Boys by Faith Erin Hicks--- a graphic novel about a girl just starting out in high school.
  • Jerk, California by Jonathan Friesen---a boy with Tourette's Syndrome is misunderstood by teachers and peers.
  • Emma by Jane Austen---Still plodding along in this book. It is my back up to my back up book.  In other words I only read it if I don't have anything else with me.
I'm listening to:
  • Ready Player One by Ernest Cline---this book was written for all techno-geeks out there.  Love it.
  • Still Alice by Lisa Genova---is on hold.  I had to abandon this audiobook because Ready Player One came in for me at the library and I can only have it for three weeks.  I'll come back to this book audiobook later this summer.
What I've recently finished:
  • Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein---Young Adult historical fiction. I just finished this YA, historical fiction gem this morning. Review pending.
  • Dying to Know You by Aidan Chambers---this book deserves all the accolades it has received.
  • A Greyhound of a Girl---a bit young for my target population

What I hope to read next: I have only 7 more days to complete my 20 books in July challenge, so I'd better read short books now, don't you think? Here are some possibles:
  • The Difference Between You and Me by Madeleine George
  • A Bride's Story #1 by Kaoru Mori
  • Stotan by Chris Crutcher
  • The Year of Beast by Cecil Castellucci and Nate Powell

 What are you reading?



 

3 comments:

  1. I'm hearing so many good things about Code Name Verity and I just got Dying to Know You from a friend so looking forward to reading it. Happy reading this week, good luck with finishing the 20 books in July!

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  2. Friends With Boys looks really good! I added it to my list to pick up from the library the next time I go. I have seen lots of people talking about Code Name Verity! It's time I request it from the library, too! :)

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  3. I enjoyed Ready Player One and Stotan! I feel overwhelmed by my Google Reader since I am on vacation!

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