Vacation Books- What Am I Reading?

I will be heading to Ireland this summer and my iPad is ready to travel with me.  As most readers know, I am a paper books gal.  I love paper, the smell of a new book, and the feeling of holding a book in my hands.  However, I am a fast reader.  I can’t carry enough books to keep me happy when I fly, so my iPad is used as an e-reader whenever I travel.  It’s perfect.  I can log onto the wireless network anywhere I travel and play games on the iPad.  But I can also carry lots of books with me!

Here are some of the books I will be “carrying” when I travel to Ireland:

Sisterhood Everlasting: A Novel (The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants) by Ann Brashares- I was a huge fan of the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants books and I just found out about this adult companion to the novels.

The Geeks Shall Inherit the Earth: Popularity, Quirk Theory, and Why Outsiders Thrive After High School by Alexandra Robbins- I have read all of Robbins’ books and this topic is close to my heart.

What Happened to Goodbye by Sarah Dessen- I don’t miss a Dessen book. I’m shocked that it’s been out for almost two months and I haven’t read it yet!

The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie: A Flavia de Luce Novel by Alan Bradley- Recommended by a friend, I am looking forward to trying this series.

Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins- Yes, I am behind. Yes, every blogger has recommended this one to me!

Juliet: A Novel by Anne Fortier- This has been on my list for a while and I look forward to reading it.

 

What are your vacation reading plans this summer?  Do you carry paper books with you or carry an e-reader?

Vacation Reading (continued)

I’m excited for vacation reading!

I am going to be reading Home of the Brave by Katherine Applegate and Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.

What did your class decide to read? Post the ideas please!

 

A sampling of some of the titles my students plan to start working on during winter break:

The Angel Experiment (Maximum Ride, Book 1)
Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire
The Secret Language of Girls
Cirque Du Freak #5: Trials of Death: Book 5 in the Saga of Darren Shan (Cirque Du Freak: The Saga of Darren Shan)
Life As We Knew It
The Twilight Saga
I’d Tell You I Love You, But Then I’d Have to Kill You (Gallagher Girls)
The Luxe
A Wrinkle in Time
Maniac Magee
39 Clues: One False Note
The Trouble With Magic
Cracker!: The Best Dog in Vietnam
Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life

Vacation Reading

Inspired by an article over at Choice Literacy, today my students and I planned out vacation reading.  We filled out a questionnaire about what we were looking forward to reading, when we would have time to read, and planning some general fun reading.  While my students were a little upset with me at first because I reminded them that I still expected them to read over break, we had a lot of fun with our planning!

 

After sharing our ideas and the books we were looking forward to reading, I booktalked a few of our Battle of the Books choices and a few Cybils nominees.  When they left, every student had  a list of books and magazines they planned to dive into over break and they knew what I was planning to read.  We even discussed trying out some audio books for those who get car/motion sickness!

If I can keep them reading over break, I will have less to rebuild when we get back after the New Year!  :)

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