Monday, July 12, 2010

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

Happy Monday!  I hope that everyone had a great weekend.  While I spent most of yesterday nursing a summer cold, I did get to spend Friday night and Saturday at a youth leadership event, where I got some good insight into the kinds of books that teens are reading right now.  I was telling them about the children's lit class I'm taking, and it started an hour long discussion on books they like or don't-very interesting stuff.  Reminded me why I've spent so much time reading young adult literature for this class.  These kids are dying to read good books that speak to their actual lives (though most of them also love sparkly vampires).

That event ended up being the perfect way to end a week of reading young adult stuff.  Here's what I got done this week:

Almost Perfect, by Brian Katcher (Review coming soon!)

Hello Groin, by Beth Goobie (Review coming soon!)

This coming week I get to go back to reading some adult titles as well, since my major book project is due today for my kiddie lit class.  I am hoping to get to:

Another Thing to Fall, by Laura Lippman
Wild Seed, Octavia E. Butler

I will also get to the following YA titles:

Bait, by Alex Sanchez
Ten Things I Hate About Me-Randa Abdel-Fattah

Have a great reading week, everyone!


  1. The View From Saturday was on my summer reading list a few years ago, but I think I dismissed it as "boring". Maybe I should give it another shot?
    And thanks for visiting my blog, and following! I'm now a new follower! And if you want, I can design a blog button so I can link to you!
    I look forward to a bunch of awesome posts! thanks!


  2. I've been meaning to get around to making a button for this blog, just haven't found the time yet. I have one for my other blog...maybe after class tonight when my major project is safely turned in.

  3. Rainbow Boys looks good -- I really enjoyed The one Alex Sanchez novel I read.

  4. Another Thing to Fall, by Laura Lippman is one I would love to read as well! Have a fantastic week!