Monday, January 5, 2015

It's Monday!! What Are You Reading?

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.

Wow, this is my first #IMWAYR post since July 28, 2014! It feels good to start the routine again! 

Since it is just the beginning of 2015, I haven't had time to read a lot yet. I've finished one book and have started another!

18691014The first book that I read was The Family Romanov: Murder, Rebellion, and the Fall of Imperial Russia by Candace Fleming. Click here for a summary on Goodreads. I am such a history buff, in college I was one of eight students in a class on Tudor/Stuart England history. I was captivated by this book. I knew the story of the Romanov family, but not the details. I never realized that there was so much going on in Russia during this time period. I am also in awe of the amount of research the Candace Fleming does to make sure that her work is accurate. I highly recommend this book. I've read quite a few of her pictures books, which I love! I also highly recommend Amelia Lost: The Life and Disappearance of Amelia Earhart. As I looked at the list of Fleming's books I found some other books about historical figures that I need to get a hold of.

18509680The book that I'm currently reading is How to Outrun a Crocodile When Your Shoes Are Untied by Jess Keating. Click here for a summary on Goodreads. I am LOVING this book! I can't believe it has taken me so long to read it! This book was so great that I finished it in one day! I just love Ana because all the feelings that she expresses, most are the same ones that I felt growing up. All of Keating's characters were very true to life. I'm also excited to read it because this book is the first in the line up for the Virtual Book Club (#vbcbooks) on Twitter on January 12th at 9:00 pm EST. Can't wait to discuss this book. Below is the list for the rest of the year! Try to join the chat. There is also a sequel coming out very soon (January 6th) called How to Outswim a Shark Without a Snorkel. I've heard it is as good, if not better than the first! Can't wait to start!

Happy Reading!!

Stacey (@libraryjo92) 


  1. Thanks for the reminder about #vbcbooks! I'm going to pull How to Outrun a Crocodile off the shelf today and start reading. Family Romanov is one I hope to start soon too. Hearing such great things about it. The subject doesn't interest me very much, but I have liked all of Fleming's other books that I've read.

  2. Glad I was able to remind you about #vbcbooks. I really enjoyed How to Outrun a Crocodile. The sequel as good, if not better than first. Thanks for stopping by!

  3. Oh wow very interesting concept of a virtual book chat via twitter! I haven't really explored Twitter that much yet - but I do have google hangout book chat with friends. I'd definitely check out #vbcbooks - very interesting titles.

  4. The virtual book chat is a lot of fun. Especially for me because most of my friends that live around me don't read kids books. So it is fun to "chat" with like-mind people.