It has been a summer filled with incredible stories, having read and listened to middle school and YA novels.
I haven’t met my goal of 30 books, but I still have a week!
I think my favorite is Mackenzi Lee‘s:
The narrator, Christian Coulson, completely brings this character to life!
Other books that I look forward to sharing with my students are…
Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo. It took me a few chapters to get into the story, but then…I couldn’t put it down. I always enjoy a good heist story, and this one includes kids with powers! What more could you want? I lost myself in the characters’ interesting, diverse backgrounds and realistic, yet fantastical setting.
The Inquisitor’s Tale. So far, this is my favorite for 4th grade & up. It is historical fiction, funny and magical-and GREAT WRITING. I miss the characters, so hopefully there will be a sequel. The Audible version was incredible!
The Diviners. This historical fiction fantasy is really scary & disturbing in places, so if you are easily creeped out…you might want to pass on this one! I loved the writing! I am currently reading the second book in the series, Lair of Dreams.
I will add more notes later on these middle and YA books!
I am excited to add them to my class library, and I am working to create interesting categories, inspired by this post by Amy Rasmussen
My goal this year is not only to read more but also to blog more! I don’t have a great track record with this!