Sunday, May 14, 2017

It's Monday! What are you reading? 5-15-17

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.

Last week I reviewed:

The Music of Life: Bartolomeo Cristofori and the Invention of the Piano by Elizabeth Rusch illustrated by Marjorie Priceman
If you know me at all outside of this blog, the fact that I read and reviewed this book does not surprise you one bit.

I finished reading:

Orphan Island by Laurel Snyder

I have a blog tour coming up with this book so I'll save my longer thoughts for that post, but bottom line: this book just begs to be discussed with book clubs and literature circles. 

I finished reading with my ears:

Allegedly by Tiffany D. Jackson  

This book is intense, page-turning, and wholly unsettling. An ending that will get young people endlessly talking and debating.    

Favorite picture book I read last week:

Almost Everybody Farts by Marty Kelley
You can never go wrong with a good old-fashioned fart book to get kids reading.  

Currently reading:

Saving Red by Sonya Sones


  1. Allegedly looks like an intense and twisted kind of read. Your review of The Music of Life reminded me of my two sons who both took piano lessons and continue to play it and other instruments to this day. I think sometimes there is too much a focus on using music for performance instead of just remembering the role it has in enriching our lives for all kinds of other reasons.

  2. I can't wait to hear your thoughts about ORPHAN ISLAND. I loved loved loved this book, yet I know many who didn't

  3. I can't wait to read Orphan Island. Looks like almost Everyone Farts would go well with You Don't Want a Unicorn.

  4. Jealous about Orphan Island! I don't have that one yet, and I cannot wait to read it :)
    And I loved your Music review :)

    Happy reading this week!

  5. After your words, & then Michele's, I think I need to find Orphan Island. It is on the long list! Thanks for sharing the piano book, too, Beth. Both my brother & his wife are musicians and play the piano among other instruments. They will love this.

  6. Saving Read and Orphan Island are both on my list. Now that I read Michele's comment above, I want to read Orphan Island RIGHT NOW.