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Week in Review - It's Monday! What are You Reading?

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It's Monday ~ for a few more hours at least! What are you reading this week? I attempted to do the FrightFall Readathon hosted by Michelle at Seasons of Reading last week but failed miserably so I'm not even linking up with a recap. I did finish a book, which I had already started before the readathon. And I reread a few chapters of Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs, since I was supposed to read something spooky. But that was about it. Oh well. There's always the Christmas readathon she hosts later in the year!

Here's a recap since my last week in review (mostly focused on Banned Books!).

Reviews and Blog Posts
Book Review: Ready Player One
Banned Books Week Kickoff
Book Review: Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi 
Book Review: Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
Book Club Picks: Banned Books
Book Review: The Art of Crash Landing by Melissa DeCarlo
Since my last report, I finished reading Allegiant by Veronica Roth. I also read The Art of Crash Landing, which I loved. I'm now reading The Secret Chord by Geraldine Brooks. Next up will be After You by Jojo Moyes. I'm already worried about how to review that one without spoiling Me Before You.

Carter, who is 11, finished Mark of the Thief by Jennifer A. Nielsen and Eragon by Christopher Paolini. He is now reading the next book in the Inheritance Cycle series, Eldest. M, who is 8, finished Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling and just finished the second book in the series, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets a few minutes ago. She's very excited to move on to book number three!

What are you reading this week? It's Monday! is hosted by Sheila at Book Journey. Also check out the younger version of It's Monday!

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  1. I just saw The Secret Chord at the bookstore, but I was on a mission to buy books for my sixth graders so I forced myself to walk by. I love her books, so I know I'll be reading that at some point in the future!

    What did your son think of Mark of a Thief? As much as I enjoyed it, I think I liked the Ascendance Trilogy a little better. But that may be an adult talking. It certainly had lots of action!

    1. He liked Mark of a Thief and says he would like to read the rest of the series. I don't think he's read the Ascendance Triology yet, though.

  2. I am hearing so many good things about Ready Player One. Even though it's not my usual fare, with the 80s references and being a big 80s video gamer, I think I'm going to try it. And. The Golden Chord, of course. With After You, could you write about how you relate to the characters without giving anything away? I recently had to review a book that was the 3rd in a trilogy where you sort of had to read them in order and I did the whole review with philosophical quotes I found in the book.

    1. If you were a big 80s video gamer, you will most likely love Ready Player One, even if it's not your typical genre! Thanks for the ideas on After You!

  3. We are reading the same books lately! I really liked the Art of Crash Landing and am really looking forward to The Secret Chord.

    How is your 8 year old doing with Harry Potter? I think my almost 8 year old would enjoy them, but I'm not sure what to do about the later (and darker) books.

    1. Well, she's loving them. But I will be honest that her motivation is to be able to watch the movies. She has seen the first three. I told her she can't watch any more of the movies until she reads the books. So she is determined to get through the books. I made my son wait until age 9 to read past book 4. She's probably going to get through book 4 a few months before her 9th birthday, so I'm not sure what I'll do at that point. I guess I'll figure it out soon!

  4. Your list is full of almost entirely new to me books. I do have Persepolis in a pile around here some place. I've read some of Laurie Halse Anderson, but find I have to be in the right mind and not have any other stress in my life (therefore I don't read her very often) I read the entire Roth series a couple of summers ago. I enjoyed them, but like Marie Lu's Legend series more. Happy reading this week.

    1. I may have to look into the Legend series. Thanks for mentioning it!

  5. I have yet to read The Inheritance Cycle - I do own them and have them in my shelves but their thickness is simply daunting! :)

    1. My son has had Eragon on his shelf for a couple years. He read a few chapters and then put it aside and never went back to it. He finally picked it up again and is really into the series now. He's a much faster reader than I am, so he reads much thicker books that I ever pick up!!


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