Monday, December 30, 2013

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (Family Edition)

I'm joining Teach Mentor Texts and Unleashing Readers for It's Monday!  What Are You Reading? (for the first time!).

This may turn into more of a title talk when I'm on break, and it's not exactly only about what I'm reading, but my family too.  But I love sharing titles.  And this blog has given me an outlet to share what I'm reading and a little bit of accountability.  As I was breezing through our house this morning, I was looking at my unread titles.  I am (embarrassed? proud?) to say I have about 100 unread titles floating around this house.  It's time to do something about this.  

We are a family of readers.  Date night with my husband always consists of a trip to the bookstore.  My kids are starting to see the library and book store as rewards and adventures.  For myself, I would love to use 2014 as a time to put aside some distractions and read!

So this week's post doesn't have only a kid-lit focus.  It's more of a family edition.  :)  Here's what our family is reading this week.

Li'l T says, "This is funny because it (the trumpet) didn't sound right.  I caught him last night with a flashlight in bed last night. Our snuggle time was really spent reading.  (Yay!  He's growing into a reader!)

My oldest is enjoying this book.  When I asked him about it, he said it was very exciting and he loves reading it.  The teacher in me was nervous if he would truly be able to enjoy this book (read understand), but the reader in me did some backing off, and he's loving it.  

I gave this book to my Grandmother for Christmas.  As I started reading it, I really wanted to abandon it and run for something else.  But I'm going to finish it today.  Not my favorite, but it was awesome to be able to sit down with my Grandma and discuss a book together.  

I'm excited to start this book next!  Even though I have a ridiculous amount of books to read, I'm moving this one to the top, so I can read it with the rest of the world.  The Book Whisperer really changed how I approached reading at home for my students.  I can't wait to see how this text changes my thoughts as well.  

My Mr. loves reading Ted Dekker.  This is one of his newer titles.  We had the opportunity to hear Ted Dekker speak in our home town a couple of months ago.  Hearing him speak made me want to read his work.  I wasn't really interested until that point.   He has a YA series, that's on our shelf.  I may pull that out in 2014.  :)  

What have you read over break?  Next week, I'll have kid-lit titles to share as we'll be back in school!  


  1. Thanks for sharing your family reads! House Rules (as you have heard me harp about) was not my favorite Jodi Picoult, but I did think the voice was incredible!

    1. The voice was amazing in this book. The ending left me feeling completely irritated and like I was robbed of finding out what happens to everyone. But my Grandma liked it, and cool to be discussing books with her!

  2. Love Mo Willem's books. After hearing everyone's recommendations of Reading in the Wild, adding it to my 2014 must read list.Mrs. Brown Loves Bookworms

    1. I started Reading in the Wild last night. After chapter one, I'm already thinking of ways that I can do a Status of the Class with my students. I'm excited to read more. Thanks for reading our posts!