This is my first It’s Monday What Are You Reading? post and I am so excited to participate! As an avid reader, I am going to blog about both what I am reading as an adult as well as what I am reading to my own children and my students! Who knows, maybe I’ll even start posting this on my school blog since I love to share with parents what we’re reading at school.
What I’m Reading
I’m currently reading Annie Barrows’ The Truth According to Us.
I read and loved a previous book, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society which was written entirely in an epistolary format. This new book follows in somewhat the same form but not straight through. I’ll admit that I don’t love it as much as I did her first, but that could be because I have a lot of interruptions in my reading right now that I did not have when I read *Guernsey. I’m trying to figure out the point of all of the characters and what this truth is that is constantly referenced.
At the same time, I’m reading A Song of Ice and Fire: A Game of Thrones which I love.
If you’re a fan of the HBO show Game of Thrones, you know this is a beautifully written set of stories that the show emulated perfectly until the show became its own thing outside of the books.
I’m also reading, in bits and pieces, John Holt’s How Children Learn, Raising Cain by Dan Kindlon, and Masterminds & Wingmen by Rosalind Wisemen.
What I Read
I recently read and loved Donna Tarrt’s Secret History.
I read most of her book, The Goldfinch but gave it up 3/4 of the way through because I thought it was depressing. I was waiting and waiting for something great to happen to the main character but when I realized nothing was going to, I just stopped. However, the author’s prose was deeply moving. I was led to her first book, Secret History, which I absolutely loved, finding it to be a compulsive page-turner rife with rich characters and intense mystery.
What I Plan to Read
I’ve read it before, but I plan to read it again, and that is The First Six Weeks of School.
I’ll be teaching a brand new grade soon – first grade! After 14 years of teaching second graders (and loving it!), I’ve decided to change things up a bit. Ever inspirational, this book always gives me a little boost before I take my first steps back into the classroom each August.
What are you reading?? Comment below!