How fast this week has gone by, and now we're off for another IMM post. It is amazing how many books one can collect in a week's time without even realizing it. I am quite excited about quite a few of the books I've collected over the next week, and with school ticking ever so closer, I better get a move on reading these before it's too late.
From the library:
Come to the Edge by Christina Haag - one of my AP students read this for her final outside reading project, and through her review I decided I definitely wanted to add it to my "please read" pile, especially since I love biographies, especially ones told in unique ways.
A Tale of Two Castles by Gail Carson Levine - I loved Ella Enchanted so much that I thought I would give this one a try. Cannot wait to read about Elodie's adventures
Small Town Sinners by Melissa Walker - I have been waiting patiently for this one to arrive in stores. I've read nothing but strong reviews, and this seems like my cup of tea. Reminds me a little of Evolution, Me and Other Freaks of Nature
The Paris Wife by Paula McLain - I teach Hemingway (briefly), so I am curious to see how the author approaches this novel. I'm always looking for contemporary novels about the authors/pieces I teach to try to give students a real-world approach. You know, like now I can say, "Hey guys, did you know there is a book just published about Hemingway and his wife?"
The Other Countess by Eve Edwards - Again, this one looks right up my reading preferences. I love Queen Elizabeth I and researching that period, and this year I am going to teach a class of senior English, all Brit lit (yeah). See, here we go again with that real-world approach.
First, let me say that I am so grateful that I figured out how to get these books on my Nook and iPad. I was struggling with reading on the computer screen since I have awful eyesight.
Tris and Izzie by Mette Ivie Harrison - I've read so many mixed reviews of this novel, which was disheartening since I have been looking forward to reading it, but I'm still looking forward to reading it.
Ditched by Robin Mellom - This novel looks so amazingly cute. I cannot wait to read it.
Cold Kiss by Amy Garvey - I saw this in a lot of mailboxes last week so I researched it. It really looks like something I would enjoy. I think my students will enjoy it as well.
Witches by Cheryl Christian - I love a great witch story, and I collect children's witch books. I cannot wait to read it. The cover alone makes this seem like it will be (1) worth my time and (2) worth an add to my collection.
That's what I've got in my mailbox this week. What's in yours?