The books I've finished in the past week are:
- Charlie Joe Jackson's Guide to Extra Credit (this was an ARC - thanks to the kind folks at the MacMillan booth at NCTE for sharing) - this book is not due out until August 7, but it is a great follow-up to Charlie Joe Jackson's Guide to Not Reading
- Kindle reading -- I'm a huge fan of spy and intrigue, so I finished Kill Shot by Vince Flynn. Please don't judge me by the title :) , but I love the main character, Mitch Rapp. This type of book and romance books are my once in a while guilty choices when it comes to reading.
- Max Quick: The Pocket and the Pendant - this is fantasy/mystery for children. I really enjoyed it and hope there are more to come. Thanks to Susan Dee for the recommendation!
- And as our committee had to make the final decision about which nonfiction picture book for this year's Cybil Award (to be announced Feb. 14!!), I reread the wonderful books in this stack. Each book brings a different gift to nonfiction reading and writing, and are definitely books you should know!
So, that's my list for the past week and a half, but I am practically salivating over time to read next weekend. After reading the first chapter of The Fault in Our Stars by John Green, I knew it demanded every ounce of my concentration, so I needed to wait for the perfect time. Next weekend is that moment. It's loaded on my Kindle and just calling my name. I can't wait!!