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.
My Monday posts are generally just a highlight of what I've been reading during the week so if you'd like to see all that I've been reading, follow my Goodreads page.
Happy New Year! I'm hoping that 2017 can right some of the wrongs of 2016. Over on my teacher blog, I wrote about my One Little Word for 2017.
Last week I posted about my favorite books of 2016
Last week I finished reading with my ears:
Rising Strong by Brene Brown
While I enjoyed Daring Greatly better than Rising Strong, I think that mostly had to do with the fact that Daring was my first foray into the work of Brene Brown and so I had many aha! moments while reading that book. I had fewer Aha! moments with Rising Strong, but it is not less inspiring and important work. Where Daring Greatly talks about the need to be vulnerable and stand in the arena, Rising Strong discusses another important topic: what happens when you enter the arena, dare greatly, and fail? How do we rise from our disappointments, failures, and heartbreaks?
The Crown by Kiera Cass
This series has definitely been a guilty pleasure read and I found myself enjoying this one more than the others in the series.
Picture books I read last week:
Daddy, Papa, and Me by Leslea Newman, illustrated by Carol Thompson
Thank You and Good Night by Patrick McDonnell
Before Morning by Joyce Sidman, illustrated by Beth Krommes
Currently reading with my ears:
The Tao of Martha by Jen Lancaster