What are you reading?

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  1. MissCeliaB

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    Jul 14, 2014

    This summer I have read The Girls of Atomic City and Orphan Train. Oh, and an Orson Scott Card book, but I've forgotten the title. Still on my list is something about a Confederate spy. I feel like there was another book, as well. I think I picked out five at the beginning of the summer. I'm bringing a couple with me on vacation next week.
     
  2. Jerseygirlteach

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    Jul 15, 2014

    I just finished Divergent (YA).

    Next on my list is:

    Insurgent
    Gone Girl
    Inferno
    City of Heavenly Fire (the last book in one of my favorite YA series)
     
  3. dgpiaffeteach

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    Just finished First They Killed My Father. It was very good! The author lives outside of Cleveland. I'd love to meet her.
     
  4. giraffe326

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    I just read Arranged by Catherine McKenzie. My book club chose it for July. It is a quick, fun read. I read it today. The main character finds a company that arranges marriages. Something different.
     
  5. Maryhf

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    I'm in the middle of a mystery called The Boy in the Suitcase. I heard a review on NPR of this book written by a danish author. I don't usually select crime novels, but this is really good!
     
  6. TeacherNY

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    I just started The Black Hour by Lori Rader-Day. Really good so far.
     
  7. MrsC

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    That sounds so good, Mary. I just added it to my e-reader.
     
  8. dgpiaffeteach

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    I just finished Sold today. It was an excellent read about a 13-year-old girl sold into prostitution. It's meant to be a YA book so it's an easy read.
     
  9. MrsC

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    Another one on my list!
     
  10. Starista

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    I loved Gone Girl, but it reminded of novels by VC Andrews toward the last third of the book.

    Also loved The Other Boleyn Girl and other by Gregory.

    Right when school ended I had finished the Divergent trilogy and wanted to get started on the Mortal Instruments but can't get into them.

    I am a HUGE sci-fi/fantasy book junkie so am currently reading Joe Abercrombie's Best Served Cold.
     
  11. Teachling

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    I started reading A shade of Vampire. I wanted something different since I had just finished reading the Rose Gardner series and Firefly Beach. It's supposed to be different than the twilight series as well as Sookie Stackhouse series. It's interesting but not sure if I'll commit to reading the rest of the series. Has anyone read this series?
     
  12. MrsC

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    Finished this tonight. Definitely very powerful!
     
  13. dgpiaffeteach

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    It definitely is!

    I'm reading The Hemingway Book Club of Kosovo about an American couple who lives in Kosovo for a year in 2000. It's okay. I'm considering using it for my sophomores in a Holocaust/Genocide unit. I don't care for her voice all that much. I don't think my kids will get into it the way I think they might with First They Killed My Father.
     
  14. runsw/scissors

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    The library just notified me that the book I put on hold back in April is ready for me to collect. Has anyone read The Goldfinch? I know it was on a bunch of bestseller lists last year. It looks long!
     
  15. TeacherNY

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    I read it and I thought it was really slow in the beginning. Took me 2 weeks to read 100 pages so I had to return it to the library. I took it out again and once I really got into it I thought it was fabulous. A great story but very long so be patient in the beginning.

    I finished The Black Hour and thought it was good but the ending where they solved the mystery wasn't as interesting as I thought it would be.

    I just started Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. In the first few pages the author described a town close to where I lived so it was kind of fun since I knew the streets and shops he was talking about!
     

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