Monday, August 27, 2012

It's Monday! What are You Reading? 8-27-12

Originally hosted by Sheila at Book Journey, Jen and Kellee  over at Teach Mentor Texts also host a kidlit version of It's Monday! What are You Reading?

So I've been absent from "It's Monday!" for a while. My husband and I took a two-week road trip where we drove from Michigan to Florida. We had tons of fun, ate lots of great food, and saw lots of awesome things. I will definitely be writing more about our trip in the days ahead, but here is a small preview:
 Yes, that's me with our very own Kellee Moye from Teach Mentor Texts. Oh how I love meeting my Twitter friends and fellow Nerdy Book Clubbers in real life. :)

I figured, to get back on track, I'd post the books I read over my two week vacation and then start back up with my regular routine next week.

Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry (read my review here)
Sugar and Ice by Kate Messner

Eat the City by Robin Shulman
Around the Reading Workshop in 180 Days by Frank Serafini

Love and Leftovers by Sara Tregay
Bright Young Things by Anna Godbersen

Deeper Reading by Kelly Gallagher
Turtle in Paradise by Jennifer L. Holm
(I actually re-read Turtle in Paradise because I listened to the audiobook earlier this summer but then I realized this would be the perfect book to re-read in Key West since that's where it takes place and am I ever glad I did! I actually found the very street where Turtle lived in the book which I'll be posting more about later.)


  1. I love that you reread Turtle in Paradise in Key West! What fun! I just put Sugar and Ice near the top of my TBR pile. Think I have many past students who would love this book and want to book talk it with them. What did you think of Deeper Reading? I just read Readicide this summer.

    1. Deeper Reading was AWESOME! Great book to read to better teach whole-class texts.

  2. Yay! I made your post!
    I am also reading Deeper Reading- I love Kelly Gallagher. He has such an insightful look into teaching reading.
    I've read most of Holm's books, but not Turtle in Paradise. Maybe I'll have to visit Key West to read it too :)

    Happy reading this week!!!