It’s Monday! What are you reading? 8/5/13


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)


Legend (Legend #1) by Marie Lu
Putnam Juvenile,  2011
YA Science Fiction / Dystopian
My Goodreads Review: 5/5 Stars
Fast paced first book in an awesome series!


Super (Daniel Corrigan #2) by Matthew Cody
2012, Knopf Books for Young Readers
MG Fantasy
My Goodreads Review: 4/5 Stars
Marvel Super heroes meets The Goonies. Very fun read!


Relatively Famous by Jessica Park
Kindle Version, 2010
YA Realistic Fiction
My Goodreads Review 3/5 Stars
Meh. Definitely not my favorite Jessica Park book.

My favorite read of the week….

Legend is a fast paced, can’t-wait-to-see-what-happens-next kind of book. I loved the premise of Day being somewhat of a teenage Robin Hood and loved how his and June’s two stories intertwined. Lu’s writing is very lean and I love it. Not a lot of fluff or extraneous stuff getting in the way of the heart of the story and all of the action. I am hoping to pick up a copy of book #2, Prodigy, this week!

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

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This week I am planning to read two professional development books about topics I am very interested this year – book clubs and digital writing. Both come highly recommended. Fly Away is going to be an ongoing read I’m afraid. I love Kristin Hannah’s writing and it takes place in Seattle so I am savoring the descriptions of the Emerald City and Bainbridge Island.  It’s a super busy week for me with meetings, a trip to the Scholastic warehouse, and my last paper (cross your fingers!) for my gifted endorsement program. Hoping to sneak in a little me time though and get some reading time in. Let’s see how it goes.

Happy Reading!

Lesley ♥