It’s Monday! What are you reading?
I have been sharing a weekly reading photo of the week each week but because of winter break, I haven’t been with my students. So I decided to share a favourite from last January. It makes me excited to remember how keen the students are the first week back to dive into our classroom library!
Join Jen from Teach Mentor Texts and Kellee and Ricki from Unleashing Readers and share all of the reading you have done over the week from picture books to young adult novels. Follow the links to read about all of the amazing books the #IMWAYR community has read. It’s the best way to discover what to read next.
I read A LOT of picture books (fiction and nonfiction) last week trying to meet my 2014 Goodreads goal. Some were okay, a few were terrible but thankfully, many were fantastic.
I am able to type a little better than a week ago but resting my arm (serious pinched nerve issue in my neck) in anticipation of work tomorrow so sharing only covers, not details.
Here are my 10 favourites:
I also read two novels:
Wake Up Missing by Kate Messner
Whoa – so much suspense. Hard to put this title down.
Glory O’Brien’s History of the Future by A.S. King
Everything A.S. King writes is so unique and makes me more of a fan. This is a wild ride. Glory O’Brien has some voice.
A final update on my 2014 challenges:
Reading Goal Updates:
2014 Chapter Book Challenge: I finished 89 novels. My goal was to read 100 novels
Goodreads Challenge: My pledge was to read 650 books. And . . . at around 11 p.m, thanks to a picture book binge I completed 651 titles!
#MustReadin2014: 25/30 complete
Nonfiction Picture Book Challenge: I wanted to read 65 titles. My final total was 146 nonfiction books!
My reading goals for this year come down in numbers in certain places, up in others and reach out in terms of range. I know I will be reading many books regardless – these goals help ensure I read widely.
2015 Reading Goals:
2015 Chapter Book Challenge: 1/80 complete
Goodreads Challenge: 5/415 books read
#MustReadin2015: 1/24 complete
Nonfiction Picture Book Challenge: 0/100 titles
Diverse Books in 2015: 0/50 books read
For anyone out there who would like to participate in the #MustReadin2015 challenge, read here for more information and to check out the lists being shared. Create a list and send it to me and I will include it!