Book Journey, Jen over at Teach Mentor Texts along with Kellee and Ricki at Unleashing Readers also host a kidlit version of It's Monday! What are You Reading?
Woa. 2014 is almost upon us. Wasn't it just 2007? Like, how is it already almost 2014?
I had quite a productive final reading week of 2013. I finished 101 novel-length books and I am only a few picture books away from having 500 books total read for the year. I will make the 500 mark before midnight on January 1st. :)
Speaking of books I read in 2013, here is my list of favorites for the year.
Last week I reviewed:
Every Day After by Laura Golden
Recipe for Adventure: Paris! by Giada DeLaurentiis
I also finished reading:
Sold by Patricia McCormick
Sold is both beautiful and horrifying at the same time. Told in sparse
prose, almost as if its a novel in verse, Lakshmi's story of being sold
into prostitution at the age of 13 will haunt me for a long time.
I finished listening to:
The Tragedy Paper by Elizabeth Laban
There were things I both liked and disliked about this book, but ultimately it was a satisfying listen. It kept me from being completely bored to tears while my husband and I painted our home office last week. :)
I'm currently reading:
Golden Boy by Tara Sullivan
I'm currently listening to:
Hattie Big Sky by Kirby Larson
Oh my goodness! I'm not that far into this but I'm already spellbound. Kirby Larson's writing is simply exquisite.
Current giveaway (ends tomorrow):
Pug Hill by Alison Pace
Other posts from last week:
Why you should travel/study/work abroad
Making a case for the Mockingjay soundtrack