Monday, February 13, 2012

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

This is my first time to take part in It's Monday! What Are You Reading, sponsored by Teach Mentor Texts.

My current audio read is Unbroken, by Laura Hillenbrand. It's been rough going the past couple of weeks, with Louie Zamperini on a raft in the Pacific and then in Japanese POW camps.

I'm not sure what my next audio read will be...Bill Bryson? The Art of Fielding? Black Swan Green (re-read/listen)?

On my to-read pile are a couple for my classroom:

I'm an avid reader of the Magic Tree House series. This one will be a quick 15-20 minute read.

One of my students read No Ordinary Day, and we compared notes on what it was like to read a book that wasn't particularly fun to read. For V., this book started out hard, but got better and happier as she read. For me (listening to Unbroken), the reading started happy and then got hard. On her recommendation, this book has made it to my TBR pile.

Another recommendation has come from my brother. He saw the play Wit and then read the script twice through, in back-to-back readings. It's been since college that I have read a play, but I'm intrigued because of David's strong recommendation. I have the movie on reserve from the library, but I won't watch it until I've read the play.

The final recommended book on my TBR pile comes from Franki -- the ARC of Wonder is tempting me, but I'm going to make myself wait to read it until I've finished the other three.


  1. The Art of Fielding is wonderful! I went from that to Catherine the Great.

  2. Many, many people are talking about Wonder. I'm looking forward to it. Don't know much about it, but will look up Unbroken, Mary Lee. Sounds interesting although you said it was difficult in content.

  3. I have been reading Valentine books for the upcoming holiday. Thank you for sharing all of your books with us.

    Misty @
    Think, Wonder, & Teach

  4. I just finished State of Wonder by Ann Patchett. Very good.

  5. Wonder looks like a great middle school book, so I'll have to find it right away. I saw Wit in London some time ago - loved it!

  6. I have been reading, "Slugs in Love" to my speech students. Our school librarian introduced me to this fabulous Valentine's Day story.

  7. I just finished The MIghty Miss Malone. Wonderful! I'm starting on The Cabinet of Earths this evening.

    Love your blog! I'll stop by again soon.


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