It’s Monday! What are you reading? 8/12/13


It’s Monday! What are you Reading? is hosted by Sheila at Book Journeys where you can recap what you’ve read this week while planning ahead on what to read next! Jen at Teach Mentor Texts and Kellee at Unleashing Readers added their own twist by focusing on kidlit, from picture books up to YA.

Here’s what I read last week:

(Click on the book covers to add these titles to your Goodreads TBR piles)

join the club

Join the Club! by Katie Doherty Czerwinski
Choice Literacy, 2013
Professional Read
My Goodreads Review: 5/5 Stars
This title about book clubs in middle school is SO GOOD. Loved!


Fly Away (Sequel to Firefly Lane) by Kristin Hannah
St Martin’s Press, 2013
Adult Contemporary Realistic Fiction
My Goodreads Review: 4/5 Stars
Not as good as Firefly Lane, but a very good sequel and end to Tully’s story.

digital writing

Crafting Digital Writing by Troy Hicks
Heinemann Educational Books, 2013
My Goodreads Review 4/5 Stars
Loaded with awesome ideas and examples for digital writing in the classroom.

My favorite read of the week….

Join the Club! was just what I needed for the start of my school year. I am using “Choose Kind” book clubs to compliment our One Book, One School read of Wonder (You can learn more about my project at Choose Kind Donor’s Choose Project) and I thought Katie’s ideas were smart and her writing was very exact and easy to understand. Highly recommend this title if you ever plan to do book clubs in a middle (or high school) classroom.

Here’s what I plan to read this week: (Click on the cover for more info from Goodreads)


As you can see, I am going to try to cram as much reading as I can into this week as humanly possible, while still setting up my classroom and transitioning into school mode. I am thankful I have two more weeks until school starts, because once it does, reading three books a week will be a struggle. If you are starting school soon, I wish you and your students a fun start with lots of great reads!

Happy Reading!

Lesley ♥

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