I came upon this great little meme while taking a stroll through the amazing Adrienne Gear's website & blog (if you aren't familiar with Adrienne Gear, you need to check out her Reading & Writing Power books. Trust me.).
Hosted by Jen of Teach Mentor Texts and Kellee of Unleashing Readers, It's Monday, What Are You Reading is the YA offshoot of Book Journey's adult IMWAYR. And wouldn't you know, I had to jump on that train! And I'm dragging Kristi along with me. I mean, we love kid lit, right? (We love adult lit too but honestly, I'd rather write about kid's books.) It really is a perfect fit!
So, from now on, Mondays = IMWAYR.
For our first IMWAYR post, I would love to share a YA series that I just ripped through (I love camping for all the reading time!) and two wonderful picture books that my 5 year old got for her birthday.
The Seven Realms series by Cinda Williams Chima was quite an enjoyable fantasy read. My best description of it is Diana Gabaldon for teens; all of the key elements are there: magic, romance, war. As with the Gabaldon series though, I felt it dragged on too long and could have been wrapped up in at least one book less. That being said, it was entertaining and kept me turning the pages.
I'm Bryn, teacher, mom, book lover, athlete. I am passionate about literacy, collaborative teaching and finding new and innovative ways to engage & motivate all kids. I hope you find something that speaks to you here on my blog and would love to hear from you too!