April is one of my favorite months because it is…
The last few weeks have been a rollercoaster. I find times where I can focus and read for long periods of time and then I’ll be unable to focus. I have been able to continue reading at night before bed, so I have made some good progress! How are you holding up and how is your reading life? It’s okay if it looks different. Our life looks different right now. But books can be a great coping mechanism and can also be a way to connect to others and the world. Stay connected. Take care of yourself. Alright, so what did I read and what am I reading now?
Books I Finished
These four books were all amazing.
I listened to Dancing Hands and the audiobook was beautiful, with music that really brought the story to life.
You might think I am out of my mind for reading Station Eleven during this time, but it became available on my Library app and I had to read it. I am glad I did. There were a few parts that I skipped or read quickly, but I loved the hope in this book. The good. It was truly wonderful.
Go With the Flow is a graphic novel about empowerment, taking action, speaking up, and periods. Yes, periods. This is a book I wish I had had when I was in middle school and I am glad I won this book in an indie book crawl! I can’t wait to add it to my classroom library.
Finally, I finished Lauren Wolk’s newest, Echo Mountain. I loved Wolf Hollow, but I think Echo Mountain might have taken over as my favorite by her. I loved the connection with history, nature, and animals. I loved how the main character was unpredictable and hard to figure out. It comes out April 21, so go preorder!
Forever Glimmer Creek is my Lit Review Crew. It will be published TOMORROW! I am so thankful for receiving this book early.
Another early book I am thankful to have access to is Ways to Make Sunshine. I love Renée Watson’s Piecing Me Together and Watch Us Rise. I am thankful for NetGalley and Bloomsbury for the early copy. Look for this book coming April 28!
Stand Up, Yumi Chung is my audiobook, thanks to Libro.fm and I am reading House Arrest to my students (virtually of course).
What are you reading? Let’s stay connected, through books. Take care.