It’s Monday! What are you reading? #IMWAYR 6/2/14


Bam! Two weeks of #IMWAYR in a row! Summer is so close and I am back to blogging on a much regular basis. I read a lot of great books this week, so check them out!

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)

Please excuse the formatting issues in this post! WordPress and I are apparently not getting along, and I will figure it out before next week. Thanks!


one came home

One Came Home by Amy Timberlake
MG Historical Fiction Mystery
My Goodreads Rating: 5/5 Stars
I picked up this book at the spring book fair solely on the fact that it takes place in my home state, Wisconsin. I was pleasantly surprised that this book is AWESOME! It takes in the late 1800’s, and there are tons of pigeons nesting in the town of Placid (love that name). Weird, right? The main character Georgie is a sure shot with a rifle and speaks her mind, almost to a fault. Love this main character, the mystery surrounding her sister’s whereabouts and the journey she takes to find her sister. I plan to read this aloud to my students next year for sure!!
alice in zombieland










Alice in Zombieland (White Rabbit Chronicles #1) by Gena Showalter
YA Fantasy / Horror
My Goodreads Rating: 4/5
Two things you should know about me – 1. I don’t like anything zombie related. 2. I have never been a fan of Alice in Wonderland. This is another example of a book I wasn’t expecting to enjoy, but I picked it up because it looked like it had major student appeal. I ended up not being able to put it down and read it in two days!  It reminds me a little bit of the Shiver series, but with zombies. While there were a couple lines of cringe worthy dialogue from a teacher’s perspective, this is a great story and will be a hit in my library. I have already requested book #2 from my local library and plan to purchase it before school starts up again.

just one night











Just One Night (Just One Day 2.5) by Gayle Forman
YA Realistic Fiction
My Goodreads Rating: 5/5 Stars
I’ve had mixed feelings about this series. I loved Just One Day  and thought Just One Year was just ok, but was very happy that Just One Night wrapped up this series very nicely. It was pretty much the perfect ending that a reader hopes for in a series like this. Good stuff! Well worth the 99 cents.


city of heavenly fire











City of Heavenly Fire (The Mortal Instruments #6) by Cassandra Clare
YA Fantasy
My Goodreads Rating 5/5 Stars
It is with a heavy heart that I include this book in this week’s post, because it means that the series is over. I can’t believe it! I have said before that I never ever thought I would like this series and had the first book in my TBR pile for months. Once I dove in, I could not get enough of Clary, Jace, Simon and the rest of the memorable characters and storyline that Cassandra Clare has masterfully constructed. City of Heavenly Fire is 725 pages long and is 725 pages of awesomeness. Seriously. I plan to write a post on my love for this series very soon.

Here’s What I Plan to Read Next:

clockwork angel

prisoner b-3087

through the zombie glass










Now that I’m finished with the TMI series, I plan to read the prequel series – The Internal Devices. There are 3 books in the series. I also have a few books in my summer TBR pile already, and Prisoner B-3087 is one of them. I also hope to pick up Through the Zombie Glass early this week, too.

Happy Reading, everyone!