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Weekly Reading Recap

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It's Monday again and time for another reading recap. I'm nearing the end of the Sci-Fi Summer Read-a-Thon, hosted by Michelle at Seasons of Reading and haven't gotten as far in the book I chose for that as I was hoping. I'll do a bit more reading tonight and tomorrow night and see if I can make it to the end. Hopefully I'll have enough time to spend reading.

What I'm reading

So what am I reading for the readathon? It's The Fifth Wave by Rick Yancey. I'm really enjoying it and excited to see how it ends. Once I finish that, I will go back to The Red Tent by Anita Diamant. Two very different books!

After that, I think I will pick up Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter, which is my June book club selection, as long as it becomes available from the library in time! 

What I'm writing

I wrote a review last week of The Secret Keeper by Kate Morton, who has become one of my favorite authors.

What my kids are reading

M, who is in 3rd grade, finished Wonderstruck by Brian Seltzner. I then picked up Who Was Anne Frank by Ann Abramson at the library because her friend just did a project on Anne Frank. She liked that one. Tomorrow, her paperback of The Land of Stories: Beyond the Kingdoms by Chris Colfer should arrive in the mail. She's looking forward to diving into that.

Carter, who is in 6th grade, read a book that I chose from the library for myself ~ Macbeth #killingit (OMG Shakespeare) by William Shakespeare and Courtney Carbone ~ and then read it that night before I had a chance to look at it. Once I did, I realized there's some language and suggestive content (although all done through emojis and things like WTF). It is pretty funny though, but a little tough for this 40-something to read. I'm guessing it would be most interesting to high schoolers who are also reading the original.

Book links in this post are Amazon Affiliate links. I'm linking up with Book Date for It's Monday! What Are You Reading? as well as Unleashing Readers and Teach Mentor Texts for the children's and YA version of this weekly gathering.

What are you reading? Please share in the comments!


  1. I'm nearing the end of "The Lord of the Rings," and since I signed up for some challenges just recently, whatever's next will be very different from that classic. Variety is good!


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