Monday, January 12, 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.

I'm on a roll, two weeks in a row posting! I have certainly had a great week of reading!

21991214Last week I posted about How to Outrun a Crocodile When Your Shoes Are Untied by Jess Keating. I had the opportunity to get an ARC from NetGalley of Jess Keating next book, How to Outswim a Shark Without a Snorkel. This book was as good, if not better, than the first one. Click here for a summary on Goodreads.  I love how the characters take on more depth in this book and we learn a little bit more about them. I'm hoping that there are more books coming in this series!

20575434The next book that I read was Rain, Reign by Ann M. Martin. Click here for a summary on Goodreads.  When I started this book, I wasn't sure what I was in for. But once I started reading it, I couldn't stop reading. The main character Rose different than the rest of the kids in her class. She has OCD, Asperger's Syndrome and homonyms are her obsession. This book give you a really good glimpse into the mind of a child with Asperger's Syndrome. I also have to say, I learned a lot of homonyms that I had never even thought about. I highly recommend this book!

13555073The last book that I read this week and LOVED was one that I read about on Amy B.'s Blog. Click here for a link to her blog post. The book was The Screaming Staircase by Jonathan Stroud. This is the first in the Lockwood and Co. series. Click here for a summary on Goodreads. I am so glad that I read Amy's blog because this book was wonderful! It was creepy and had lots of ghosts. I had to force myself to put the book down so I could get some work done this weekend. It does take place in London. I have already put the second book on hold at my public library. If I had known how much I would love this book, I would have put the second one on hold at the same time! Now I just have to wait! 

Don't forget about the Virtual Book Club meeting tonight at 9:00pm EST. How to Outrun a Crocodile When Your Shoes Are Untied is the book being discussed. Use #vbcbooks when on Twitter!

What are you reading?

Happy Reading!

Stacey (@libraryjo92)


  1. I can't wait to read Rain Reign it sounds fantastic! Thanks for the recommendations

  2. I'm going back and forth between the Monday blogs and #vbcbooks chat :) I so loved Croc and Shark! Ana is a fantastic character.

  3. I just bought How to Outswim a Shark this afternoon. :) I laughed my way through How to Outrun a Crocodile. It was super fun to meet Jess Keating at NerdcampMi last summer.

    I also enjoyed Rain Reign. I will have to read The Screaming Staircase. I bought it for my library, but haven't read it yet. Thanks for the recommendation.

  4. Hi there Stacey. Glad to hear your thoughts about Jonathan Stroud's series. I'm a fan of his Bartimaeus trilogy. Will try to find this one soonest. :)