What are you reading?

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  1. MissCeliaB

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    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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    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.
     
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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!
     
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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!
     
  16. dgpiaffeteach

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    We were supposed to read Goldfinch for our book club. It didn't sound interesting to me and I can't make the meeting anyways so I'm skipping it.
     
  17. runsw/scissors

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    Just finished What Alice Forgot. It was enjoyable! Not a heavy read at all, but it kept me guessing and made think about how I would react in a similar situation. I was finished with it in only a few days.
     
  18. Go Blue!

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    I just finished We Were Liars (good, quick YA read) and I reread The Giver (which I do often) because the movie trailer made me think I was crazy and couldn't remember the story.

    Currently reading Gone Girl and Maze Runner.
     
  19. runsw/scissors

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    That trailer has me wondering the same thing. How far off is it from the story line? I haven't read the book in a while.
     
  20. Lynn K.

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    I've been on a major book binge! In the last week I've read:
    • Conversion by Howe
    • Flora & Ulysses by DiCamillo
    • Absolutely Almost by Graff
    • The Candymakers by Mass
    • The Crossover by Alexander
    • The 13 story Treehouse by Griffiths

    (all YA/Tween fiction)

    a dozen or more picture books
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    Getting Rid of Bradley by Cruisie
    Fever by Abbott

    And now, I'm off to the library to find something else. Six days until school starts!:eek:hmy:
     
  21. Upsadaisy

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    I'm worried that the movie of The Giver will be far off from the book. From the trailer I saw, Jonas looks too old. I'm not going to see it if they veer far off from the book; I love the book too much to do that.

    I'm reading Anansi Brothers by the guy who wrote Coraline, the kids book; Anansi is an adult book.

    Wow, good for you, Lynn.

    Anybody want to recommend some books good for grade 6/7 (female student I will be getting)?
     
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    The Husband´s Secret. I´ve just started using my Kindle app for the iPad and my laptop so I have the ebook version. I also joined a book club with some teacher friends for this upcoming year and this is the first book I need to have read by the end of August before our first meeting. I usually like to read books from the early 19th century, so this is much different than what I am used to but I am enjoying the book so far.
     
  23. runsw/scissors

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    I've heard that book is good Tamij. Let us know what you think.
     
  24. Roobunny

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    I've read SO many good books this summer! I'm proud of all the reading I did, as it's hard to read for 9 months out of the year (although I WILL change that this next school year!). Books I've finished this summer:

    Unbroken
    The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind
    The Invention of Wings
    The Girl with all the Gifts
    Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls
    Bad Monkey
    The Light Between Oceans
    The Kalahari Typing School for Men
    Me Before You
    In Cold Blood
    The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
    From the Mixed up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler
    A Dog's Purpose
    I am Malala
    When you Reach Me

    I'm currently reading Born Standing Up, which is Steve Martin's autobiography.
     
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    I know it was a project of love for Jeff Bridges who bought the rights in the early 90's and has been trying to get it made ever since then. Originally he wanted his father to play the part he's playing. Fingers crossed that he will do it justice.

    I read a really amazing memoir called She Left Me Her Gun. A journalist researches her mother's life before her after she passes. Very poignant and witty.

    I just finished If I Stay which I am also afraid to see the movie of, I think it will be hard for them to get it right.
     
  26. MrsC

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    I need to reread that this summer; with the movie coming out, many of my students will be reading/watching/talking about it in the fall. I've been putting it off, though, because I cried so much the first time.
     
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    I'm about to start Three to Get Deadly by Janet Evanovich. It was in the bargain bin at Books-a-Million
     
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    I enjoy Evonovich's series. I read #1-13 quite eagerly and loved them! I still read the new ones, but I don't think they are quite as good as the first ones. Enjoy!
     
  29. ecteach

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    Wings of Fire with my 9 year old son. Where the Red Fern Grows is next! What fun!! :cool:
     
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    So far I am really liking it! It´s weird because I like older novels, but this one is really good. I think I am only about 100 pages in, but it´s a good sign that I am 100 pages in and like it. I´ll definitely report backkwhen I´ve read it in its entirety. :)
     
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    Blood of Toma by Lauren Lee Merewether
     
  32. dgpiaffeteach

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    I just finished Smartest Kids in the World. It was excellent. I highly recommend it!
     
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    I just finished the three Robert Parker books in the Sunny Randall series. They are so funny and easy reads. I can read one a day. Happily.
     
  34. runsw/scissors

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    I had to return The Goldfinch to the library. That book is long, and there is no way I'll get it finished before Monday. I'll have to purchase it on my Kindle at some point.
     
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    If you are reading to review, there is a 'Read Now' that I picked up and started yesterday that I'd recommend. I'm actually not far into it, but I read a previous book by this author that I really liked. I like her style a lot. Anyway, the new book is called Stay With Me by Sharla Lovelace. (The other one, which I highly recommend, is Don't Let Go.)
     
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    I had to check it out of the library twice to finish it. I actually had a small fine by the end LOL
    If you end up liking the book then read that author's other books. The Secret History was really good.
     
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    I'm reading Killing Lincoln
     
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    The next book my book club is reading is Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie. Has anyone read this one?
     
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    Just downloaded the 3rd and final book in Deborah Harkness series Discovery of Witches.
     

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