Monday, December 21, 2015

It's Monday! What are you reading? 12-21-15

It's Monday! What are you reading? Is a wonderful community of readers, teachers, and librarians. Hosted by Jen over at Teach Mentor Texts along with Kellee and Ricki at Unleashing Readers, participants share their reading adventures from the past week along with their reading plans for the week ahead.

I didn't get as much reading done this week as I had hoped. I'm in the throes of grading finals before we leave for Christmas break so I'm hoping this week I will go on a reading binge now that Christmas break starts at noon today.

Here's what I did finish last week:

Dumplin' by Julie Murphy

Currently (still) reading:

The Key to Extraordinary by Natalie Lloyd
The Marvels by Brian Selznik

Currently reading with my ears:

Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
Actually, this is a bit of a misnomer to say I'm reading this with my ears. I started reading it with my ears last week but quickly realized this is a book I need own and read with my eyes because I will need to annotate it like crazy. So I bought a copy and will be reading it over Christmas break.


  1. Just got Between The World and Me, too, will read soon. I'd like to find The Marvels soon, too. Hope that after today you will have a wonderful break, Beth.

  2. When I saw you were listening to Between the World and Me, I thought, "Hmm. I wonder how that would go." I read it (in the traditional paper form) and really enjoyed it. I agree that it probably works best on paper. I am glad you are enjoying it and hope it continues to go well! Enjoy your break!

  3. Between the World and Me is definitely a book that needs to be read in book form to absorb the power in its words. It's my hope when people read that it will move people to action.

  4. My adult book group is reading Between the World and Me for our January read. So excited to be in reading it. My husband listened to it and love hearing the voice.

  5. Huh, I'm afraid I'd never heard of Between the World and Me. looks like I have something to add to my January reading list. Thanks for sharing it with us.

  6. Jealous of your currently reading books! I cannot wait to read them both.

    Happy reading and holidays this week!

  7. I was a huge fan of The Marvels. I'll be interested to see what you think. I wrote tons of notes when I read Between the World and Me. It's one to make you think - a ton.

  8. I've been reading a lot about Between the World and Me and after this conversation today, I feel like I must get a copy.