It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? –From Picture Books to YA is a weekly meme started by Jen at Teach Mentor Texts and Kellee at Unleashing Readers. This is a chance for bloggers to recap their week of reading and share their plans for the next reading adventures they will take. Visit the host blogs for a list of great blogs participating in this meme and a whole bunch of titles to add to your to-read lists.
This week I had a crazy busy time. I was able to get in my classroom to start setting things up on Monday and officially started work on Thursday. My sister and her family chose this crazy time of year to come visit from California, so they were staying with us on Thursday and Friday nights. Love the time with my nieces and my sister and her husband, but I was so exhausted by the time they left! This weekend was spent supporting my husband who is still a relatively new teacher and is struggling a little bit with designing courses and planning for four preps without spending hours and hours working. I am trying to help him streamline, but we think differently so it is sometimes bumpy. That being said, I am proud that I actually finished a book this week! It is much less than usual, but I will take it!
Books Finished This Week:
The Traitor’s Smile is the sequel to The Pale Assassin by Patricia Elliot. The books are set in revolutionary France. The main character is an aristocrat and therefore in danger during this time. Both books are full of intrigue and were interesting reads because I learned a lot about that time in history in France. I would recommend this book for grades 8 and up.
Books I am Currently Reading:
I am reading I Crawl Through It by A.S.King. I got this copy from NetGalley. I am having a hard time with this one. I really love all of this author’s books and I know I will probably love this one once I understand what is going on, but I am really confused right now.
Frankly, I have no idea what I will read next. My students start tomorrow so this week is just surviving and getting everything prepared for the first few days of school. I do know that I will be reading Rump: The True Story of Rumpelstiltskin for my first read aloud because Liesl Shurtliff is coming for an author visit later this month!
What are you reading? Do you have any recommendations? I would love to hear from you in the comments!