This meme was started by Sheila at Book Journey. The kid's version was started by Jen at Teach Mentor Text and Kellee at Unleashing Readers.
I got quite a bit of reading done this past week. It didn't feel like I did, but I was surprised when I looked back at how much I read.
In my last #IMWAYR post I had started two books. The first is One Came Home by Amy Timberlake. Click here for a summary on Goodreads. This was a Newbery Honor winner for 2014. This book held my interest because I had to find out what happened to Georgie's sister. But I wasn't totally invested in the story. It was very well written, and I can see why it was a Newbery Honor book. I just didn't make an emotional connection to the book. This is one book that I have looked at other reviews, and I feel I missed something.
The second book that I was reading was The Shadow Throne by Jennifer Nielsen. Click here for a summary on Goodreads. I have loved this trilogy since I first read The False Prince. This book I had that emotional connection with. I wanted to make this book last as long as I could since it was the last of the trilogy. My only regret is that I didn't have time to reread The False Prince and The Runaway King before I started on The Shadow Throne. I was a bit lost at the beginning until I remembered the characters and where the story had left off. I am truly sorry to see this story end because I really enjoyed this story and the characters! This is a trilogy that I would reread again and if you haven't started I highly recommend that you do.
I also read a picture book called Never Underestimate a Hermit Crab by Daniel Sean Kaye. Click here for a summary on Goodreads. I got this book from NetGalley, it is due to be published on March 18th. I didn't know what to think of this book from the title, but I loved it! I can see it being very popular with kids. There is so much writing a predicting that can be done with this book. The kids would enjoy so much making predictions about what a hermit crab can do. The illustrations are such fun as well. This is one that I will be looking to add to my library once it is published.
There are a couple others that I've read, but I'm going to wait until it is closer to the publication date to write some reviews.
I've started A Snicker of Magic by Natalie Lloyd. Click here for a summary on Goodreads. Wow, I can't stop reading this book! I'm only on page 102, but I am so taken with this story all ready. I can't wait to get home from school today so I can keep reading!
What are you reading?