Hi all, I'm doing (another....) Linky Party--this time courtesy of Jodi at Clutter Free Classroom.
Her question: What are you going to read this summer?
Well. If there's anything I can talk about for hours on end....well, it's coffee. BUT SECOND IS BOOKS! :) I am a readaholic in every sense of the word. Books to me, are better than almost anything else :)
My summer reading list is about a mile long--chock full of both fluffy reading and fun professional reads. That being the case, I shall share both lists.
Fun Professional Reads:
1. The Book Whisperer by Donalyn Miller
This has been sitting next to my desk now for MONTHS. It's all about "awakening the inner reader in every child" and all I have to say is if this book can teach me how to do that, I am all ABOUT it. :)
2. The Daily 5
This is one I like to read again...and again...and again....I always seem to be able to pull something new from it with each additional read--plus, it's something I can usually put right into my classroom.
3. Educating Esme
An oldie, but a goodie. I was introduced to this book during college in one of my education classes and it has been an absolute favorite ever since. If you have not read it--I highly HIGHLY recommend it. For serious.
Fluffy Reads (Where to even begin....):
1. Sacre Bleu by Christopher Moore
Christopher Moore cracks. me. up. I loved his book Lamb so much that I adapted it for the stage in college! Long story short, I'm pretty pumped to read his new book.
2. Gathering Blue by Lois Lowry
I loved The Giver so much, and with the last book in the series coming out this year I really need to catch up!
4. The Likeness and Faithful Place by Tana French
She wrote this crazy good mystery book In the Woods that I just loved. I hope her other two books will be just as fantastic.
What about you guys?? Any other book crazy teachers out there who just can't wait to dive into their summer reading lists? :)