Monday, July 7, 2014

#IMWAYR July 7

It's time for "It's Monday - What are you Reading?" Link up with Jen at Teach Mentor Texts and Kellie and Rickie at Unleashing Readers to find other great summer reads.

With bible school, in-services and the holiday, I didn't make last weeks post. These are the titles I've read for the last two weeks.

Out of my mind by Sharon Draper

Loved it so much, I devoted an entire post to it! 5 Stars

Serpent's Shadow by Rick Riordan

I finally finished the Kane Chronicles - Serpent's Shadow by Rick Riordan. Loved it. Another homerun for Riordan.

Colossus Rises by Peter Lerangis
Lost in Babylon by Peter Lerangis

At the request of one of my students, I ordered the first 2 books of Peter Lerangis's series Seven Wonders. Colossus Rises and Lost in Babylon were both good reads. I really think my Rick Riordan fans will enjoy this new series. I'm really looking forward to book 3. It was published last May.  Might have to sneak that one in my cart at Amazon or Barnes and Noble. I don't know if I can wait till fall to order it.

Prodigy by Marie Lu

This is the second book in her Legend series. It moved along better than Legend. I'm giving it  4 stars. My upper grade students will enjoy this one. Not for the lower grades...

Flora & Ulysses by Kate DiCamillo

FUNNY!!! My thoughts - Scaredy Squirrel meets middle school. Totally enjoyed this one. Perfect for my middle grade students who enjoy humorous stories. 3rd grade and up

Mouseheart by Lisa Fiedler

This one will be perfect for my students who enjoy animal fantasy. Maybe a cross between Erin Hunter's Warrior series and Brian Jacques' Redwall. I liked this one much better than the Warrior series. Looking forward to book 2 next March. Thanks, Ms. Yingling!

Finally I finished Belly Up by Stuart Gibbs

This one was interesting. Funny but slightly gross. The scene about the hippo guts will have my 4th graders laughing their heads off. Great mystery for the middle grades.

Keep Reading! I'm off to school to see what I want to read next. I can't wait until my latest Amazon box arrives....


  1. I meant to comment when I saw your Out of my Mind post but I was on my phone. That one WAS good, wasn't it. She really hit a nerve. And Belly Up is hilarious. And I enjoyed Mouseheart. And the Legend series. And the Seven Wonders. I guess I need to give Flora another shot. The first time I tried reading it it was via an ebook and ... I really did not care for it at all. Totally bored. But hello, it's a NEWBERY and on our state list. Must find something I can say I liked about it. Can't figure out what it is I'm missing. I am so behind on Rick Riordan books. I have them for school, of course. But the dumb thing is I have three-fourths of a shelf devoted to his books at home and I haven't read ANY of the Heroes and only the first Kane Chronicles. I really liked them. It's that weird "if I own it I procrastinate reading it" thing.

  2. Loved Out of My Mind, still haven't read any of Marie Lu's books, although I have them. Someday! Thanks for sharing about the series too. They sound good.

  3. I'm a huge fan of Kate DiCamillo and enjoyed Flora and Ulysses. I have my eye on borrowing Mouseheart - looks interesting!

  4. Hello there Sara, I'm currently reading Flora & Ulysses with my 12 year old girl and we absolutely LOVE it. We enjoy coming up with different voices for the characters, and our evenings always end up with a lot of screaming, shrieking, and giggling, all thanks to this lovely book. So beautifully illustrated too! I've had the rare opportunity to interview Peter Lerangis here in Singapore about the first book in the series - that was such a beautiful evening with him. :)


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