I have survived the first week of school, but my reading has suffered badly. Since my reading has suffered, so has looking for new, great reads. My husband says, "You already have too much to read already." I've tried to explain to him that there is no such thing as too much to read, but alas, here is what I was able to get my hands on this week.
Won from JD Nichols Writes:
My Life, the Theater, and Other Tragedies by Allen Zadoff - I was so excited to win this. It's my first win on Twitter, and I have been working hard. I have several students that I know would love this book, so I am excited to gave a chance to share it with them.
Received in the mail:
Signed bookmarks from Lisa Schroeder - Lisa was very generous with the signed bookmarks. I have a YA book club for teachers in my school as well as lots of Schroeder readers, so I wanted to surprise them with their first piece of book "swag". I am excited to hand these out at our first book club meeting in September. Oops, I hope I didn't just ruin the surprise.
Purchased from B&N:
Juliet Immortal by Stacey Jay - after speaking with my favorite B&N bookseller about this book, I decided I had to give it a try. Romeo & Juliet is taught to our freshmen, but I am always looking for Shakespearean retellings to help students connect with what they have been taught. I can't wait to dive into this and then share it with my students.
The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making by C. M. Valente - I have had my eye on this novel for a while. Last school year I was hoping to find a librarian job, so I handed over my Mythology class to someone I thought would do a great job with it. This book would have been perfect to advertise to that class, but I love stories such as this anyway, so I can't wait to give it a try. A big bonus is the blurb on the cover by Gaiman (swoon). That had me sold on the novel as well.
An exciting one in my mailbox! Have you read any of the above? Any suggestions as to what I should add next?
That's it for my IMM - what's in yours? Comment and leave me a link.
Happy reading everyone!