|Sheila at Book Journey|
|Jen and Kellee at Teach Mentor Textt|
- The Housekeeper and the Professor by Yoko Ogawa...a housekeeper assigned to assist an old professor who has a head injury that allows for only 80 minutes of memory. So far I've found it charming.
- Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers...one of my Mock Printz selections. So far I haven't read enough to form an opinion.
I'm listening to:
- The Diviners by Libba Bray... a good selection for Halloween month since it falls into the horror genre. My husband and I had to work pretty hard to get this book downloaded onto my new iTouch so he is invested in listening to it, too.
What I've recently finished:
- Still Alice by Lisa Genova...a book club selection about a woman diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer disease. Very touching and thought-provoking.
- The Difference Between You and Me by Madeleine George---billed as good GLBT lit I think this book goes beyond that. It really addresses issues that relate to what makes a good friend and what we can do to foster and or harm our relationships.
- Legend by Marie Lu...an exciting dystopian novel very popular with my students. I listened to this on audiobooks.
- My Book of Life by Angel by Martine Leavitt...set in Vancouver, BC about a girl living the life of a prostitute but is worried about the man who is preying on others in her trade. Very well-done.
What I hope to read next: I am frantically trying to finish reading all the books on my Mock Printz list, yet all the books are checked out to my students right now so I need to see what the public library has available. Here are a few a still need to read:
- Seraphina by Rachel Hartman.
- Aristotle and Dante Discover the Universe by Benjamin Saenz.
- A Certain October by Angela Johnson.
A Confusion of Princes by Garth Nix...I decided to drop this book from my list after a student returned it saying he thought the book wasn't well-written. He told me he thought if he wrote a book it would be this quality. Hmm... not a good recommendation.
- Brides of Rollrock Island by Margo Lanagan.
What are you reading?