IMWAYR Aug 7-13

IMWAYR Aug 7-13

This was my last week before going back to work, so I read as much as I could. I even did a 24 hour in 48 hour readathon….and didn’t do too bad on it! You can watch more about my readathon and week of reading on my YouTube channel.

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Alright, let’s talk BOOKS!

Here are the books I read and what I hope to pick up this week. It will be a busy week, but that won’t stop me from reading at least a little each day. Plus, audiobooks will help setting up my classroom feel like a breeze.

Books I Finished

Middle Grade

My favorite middle grade I read was A FIRST TIME FOR EVERYTHING by Dan Santat. It was amazing.

City of Speed (Battle Dragons 2 )City of Speed by Alex London
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Another thrilling Battle Dragons book!

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A First Time for EverythingA First Time for Everything by Dan Santat
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Why did I wait so long to read? This was so beautiful. I teared up, laughed, and left the world feeling hope and a little wanderlust!

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Young Adult

Looks like I was on a YA kick! Out of all of these great books, I would have to say Kelly McWilliams’ YOUR PLANTATION PROM IS NOT OKAY.

The Grace YearThe Grace Year by Kim Liggett
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This was everything I hoped! Dystopian. Horror. Romance. Mystery. It was wonderful and disturbing.

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Your Plantation Prom Is Not OkayYour Plantation Prom Is Not Okay by Kelly McWilliams
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This book was full of rage and I ate it up. I think that this is an important read about the history of the land we are on and being mindful of what you do on that land. No more plantation weddings/proms!

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The Davenports (The Davenports, #1)The Davenports by Krystal Marquis
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I listened to the audiobook and I loved the multiple pop (although would have liked different voices) and also how each character developed. However…not a fan of that ending!

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Shatter Me (Shatter Me, #1)Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

What a great dystopian! So much mystery and I can’t wait to continue the series. I really like how the stream of conscious writing set the pace.

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Gemina (The Illuminae Files, #2)Gemina by Amie Kaufman
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

A great sequel with new characters!

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Obsidio (The Illuminae Files, #3)Obsidio by Amie Kaufman
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I have thoroughly enjoyed this series! They were so fun and this one having everyone come together was really great.

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Reading Challenges

I finished two books for my 30 in 3 challenge…but bad news. I did go buy some new books! I was not supposed to before reading all of these books, but there was a sale and well…I caved.

But, still trying to get these done!

How you can support me

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I am a middle school teacher who loves to read. I am part of the ARC-sharing group LitReviewCrew and a creator for the YouTube Channel Legit KidLit.

There are 3 comments for this article
  1. Ms. Yingling at 6:02 am

    Did love A First Time For Everything, Battle Dragons, and the Davenports. Glad you had such a productive week. I’m very fortunate that my public library is really, really awesome, so I never buy books! If I can’t get an E ARC, I just wait until they buy it. Hope your classroom set up goes swimmingly!

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