Monday, November 26, 2012

It's Monday! What are you reading? From Picture Books to YA (45)

It's Monday! What are you reading? is hosted by Sheila of Book Journey. Jen & Kellee from Teach Mentor Texts have adapted this to focus on Picture Books to Young Adult Books.

Some weeks I start a bunch of books but don't finish any or finish some and still are reading others.  This past week is one of those weeks.  I am juggling several books and a few I finished or am close to finishing.

Almost finished this past week:

Every Day by David Levithan (audiobook) - The audiobook for this one is really good.  And Levithan has proven to once again be a brilliant writer. 

Goblin Secrets by William Alexander - A very smartly written steampunk, fantasy for Middle Grade readers and the winner of the National Book Award for Young People's Literature.

Finished this past week:

I Hunt Killers by Barry Lyga - If you are looking for a well written mystery/thriller and don't mind such a serious and gruesome topic, then I would highly recommend this one.

A Certain October by Angela Johnson - I had never read anything by Johnson before and I can understand why she has been a three-time Coretta Scott King award winner.

Starting this week:

Endangered by Eliot Schrefer

I think I am in for some heavy reading over the next several weeks.  I want to finish all of the National Book Award Finalist books for Young People's literature.  Goblin Secrets won the category and Endangered was a finalist. Once I finish these two, then I will have 3 of the "heavier" (emotionally) books to tackle.

So what are you reading?