It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #IMWAYR 3/17/14

IMWAYR

It’s Monday! What are you Reading? is hosted by Sheila at Book Journeys and invites bloggers to recap what they’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’ve read lately:

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

grasshopper jungle

Grasshopper Jungle by Andrew Smith
2014
Upper YA Science Fiction
My Goodreads Rating: 5/5 Stars
So. Grasshopper Jungle. Have you heard about this book? It’s all the rage on social media right now so I had to check it out. Let me tell you that this is the weirdest book I have ever read in my entire life. The writing is a total game changer as far as I am concerned. Andrew Smith is a GENIUS. Grasshopper Jungle is beautiful. Grasshopper Jungle is creepy. And you will not be able to put this book down.

shadow throne

The Shadow Throne (Book 3, The Ascendance Trilogy) by Jennifer Nielsen
2014
MG Fantasy
My Goodreads Rating: 5/5
One of my favorite MG series. The False Prince, Jaron,  and his loyal friends are really in trouble in this one and I thought that it was a great ending to the trilogy.

impossible knife

The Impossible Knife of Memory by Laurie Halse Anderson
2014
Contemporary YA Fiction
My Goodreads Rating: 4/5 Stars
A sad story about a teenager whose father has PTSD, which many students can now relate to and possibly benefit from while reading Hayley’s journey. Typical Laurie Halse Anderson book – gut wrenching, real and edgy. Very good book!

bystander

Bystander by James Preller
2009
YA Contemporary Fiction
My Goodreads Rating 3/5 Stars
The ELA department at my school is currently narrowing down choices for next year’s One Book, One School event and this is a contender. I thought it was just ok and did not care for the ending, but it does have a message about types of bullying and would be good for middle school students to hear.

into the still blue

Into the Still Blue (Under the Never Sky #3) by Veronica Rossi
2014
YA Science Fiction
My Goodreads Rating 5/5 Stars
I really, really liked the Under the Never Sky series and wish there were more books. Great characters and plot. I have read so many final books from series that I have loved lately that it’s starting to get a little depressing. Oh, reader problems! 🙂

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

  18052934 threatened city of glass

I’m down to my last library book No One Else Can Have You and then I am going to tackle my huge TBR pile at school. I’m still ahead on my Goodreads goal, but not by much!!

Happy Reading!

 

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