Sunday, October 13, 2013

It's Monday! Here's What I'm Reading?

Jen at Teach Mentor Texts and Kellee at Unleashing Readers cohost It's Monday!  What Are You Reading?  Be sure and stop by to see what others are reading and recommending or to participate.

I am so excited to finally be able to do this!  Learning about blogging is very challenging to those of us who are "technologically illiterate."  Right before school started I figured out on my own how the get the link for Mentor Texts and the "It's Monday" button.  Believe me that was an accomplishment!  I couldn't wait to link up and share what I was reading.

Fast forward to school starting...the reading took a halt, and I have never been able to participate.

Last week my world slowed down enough for me to finally be able to read some books.  At last, I get to share!  Here is what I read last week.

Every Day After by Laura Golden

Although this book is set during the Great Depression, it is timeless.  The main character, Lizzie Hawkins could easily be one of the students in my classroom.  She's compassionate, she's driven, and she's a fighter.  I have a special place in my heart for Lizzie, because I too felt like I could never live up to my father's expectations.  You will love her!

The Boy on the Porch by Sharon Creech

This book left me wanting more.  I wanted to know more about John and Marta, more about why the boy on the porch didn't talk, and more about the ending of the story.  It's a book about different kinds of love, finding love in unexpected places, and losing love.  Quick read!

Here's what I am hoping to read this week:

Happy Reading!


  1. You read have some great taste in books. I loved the Boy on the Porch and also wanted to know what came next. The Paperboy and The Center of Everything are 2 of my favorites also. I have Every Day After, but have not been able to get to it yet. Have a great week!

  2. Great books this week! I have been wanting to get to EVERY DAY AFTER since June but it keeps getting pushed to the bottom of the TBR pile. I must get to it soon!

  3. I think all of these were nominated for the Cybils Middle Grade Fiction award! if you haven't nominated your favorites yet, you should think about it... Quickly, because they close tomorrow!