Secondhand Wishes by Anna Staniszewski Overall Review I gave this…
It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?
Last week was a really good reading week! I am starting this week out a little rough though. I have many books started and am having trouble on which ones to read first. I have two audiobooks going, which is never good because I haven’t been listening much to books now that I am not driving anywhere. But, my NetGalley Readathon should keep me focused a bit…and I need to keep going on my Lit Review Crew reads! See what I mean? I am having a hard time focusing…
Alright, let’s just skip to what I did finish last week! You can click the images to go to Goodreads to read more about the books! I am not one to really give summaries…as I hate to give things away.
The Last Lie by Patricia Forde was actually part of a series. I did not realize this until about halfway through. I was book talking with my students, virtually, and when I went to Goodreads, I noticed that there were books before this one! I felt so silly-this doesn’t happen often! But, I did finish and did enjoy it. I think I enjoyed this the most because it was a science fiction/dystopian and there are just not enough of these books for middle grade readers! We have The Giver, The Maze Runner, Hunger Games, Divergent…and some others. But there need to be more! I will definitely look into this series to add to my classroom library. I know the kids would love it.
This was an adult read and it took me awhile to read, but it was worth all the time I put into it. I have done a lot of reflecting on racism and what I need to be doing differently to be an antiracist. Again, this is an adult read, but one that it is important. I am getting ready to read a middle grade book that is on this topic and will share.
I have written about this book quite a bit, so I will just direct you here to my most recent post. Just know…I loved this book.
This book is also for the more mature reader-I would say closer to 8th grade, maybe 7th grade. It is more mature in the language and violence. However, the language and violence does match the event going on-the uprising in Warsaw Ghetto during World War II. This is a heartbreaking book, but there is hope as well.
I am really excited about all three of these books. Spaceman has been really entertaining. I think we have all found astronauts intriguing and this book taps into that curiosity. Bat is the audiobook I am reading with my daughter while we do our nightly puzzle-it is a cute story and one that I think she is getting a lot from, beyond it being for fun. Finally, My Life in the Fish Tank is my NetGalley read and I know that I am going to devour it….just like all of Barbara Dee’s books!
What are you reading? How was your reading week?