Monday, December 1, 2014

Breathing and Reading

I tell my kids that we read every day we need to breathe, so I'm here to share what I've been reading.  October was a busy month, but I made up for it in November.  A week off for Thanksgiving helped a lot.  I hope you can find something here that looks worthwhile.  


Sarah Addison Allen writes wonderful stories.  I loved this one.

This isn't my favorite by Allen but it's still a good story.

An interesting read but not a feel-good one for sure.

I rarely read memoirs.  This is an engaging one.


This book had a few slow moments, but I would still recommend it.

I loved Ivan, Stella, Bob, and Ruby.  Great story.

I feel bad saying this, but I was a little disappointed.

Everyone must read this YA.  I loved the story and the message.

I didn't embrace this YA.  

This is either YA or slightly younger and so enlightening.

This wasn't a waste of my time, but it wasn't my favorite either.

The essence of the story is a good one, but I wouldn't recommend it.

I found this in the juvenile non-fiction section of my library, but it felt older than that.  It's beautifully written.

I was hooked from the first page.  I liked this YA a lot.

This was an enjoyable YA for sure.

I enjoyed Stargirl much more than this one.

There were moments that drew me in and others I trudged through.  Now I need to see the movie.

I enjoyed this Christian historical fiction novel.

Does anything catch your eye?  Here's to some breathing and reading.  :)

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  1. We read Out of My Mind in our 4th/5th grade book club a few years ago. The kids LOVED that book! They really seemed to empathize with the main character.
    Conversations in Literacy

    1. Lori, I'm glad to hear the 4th and 5th graders empathized. It's such a great book for teaching that trait.

  2. I am still in awe of how much you read!!!! :) I have Apple-Tree Yard in my pile right now-glad to see what you think of it. I didn't like the Giver at all-which surprised me because I really thought I would. I'm going to catch up with you over Christmas break! :)

    Not Just Child's Play

    1. Miss Trayers, I'm curious if you'll enjoy Apple Tree Yard. It's definitely not a light read. (Glad to know I wasn't the only reader who didn't love The Giver.) Yes, catch up with me and then let me know what you read!