A Night Divided by Jennifer A. Nielsen

A few weekends back, I was fortunate enough to be able to volunteer at an event that invited authors (and authorstrators) to present a talk and introduce some of the wonderful books that they had written, or in the process of writing. I received a book from one of the coordinators of the event called A Night…… Continue reading A Night Divided by Jennifer A. Nielsen

Finding Audrey by Sophie Kinsella

An anxiety disorder disrupts fourteen-year-old Audrey’s daily life. She has been making slow but steady progress with Dr. Sarah, but when Audrey meets Linus, her brother’s gaming teammate, she is energized. She connects with him. Audrey can talk through her fears with Linus in a way she’s never been able to do with anyone before.…… Continue reading Finding Audrey by Sophie Kinsella

A Little Something Different by Sandy Hall

I just want to start out by saying that this is one of those books that are perfect for mindless reading – a quick read that engages you through all the different perspectives it is written in and carefree enough that you do not have to commit to it. Lea and Gabe are in the…… Continue reading A Little Something Different by Sandy Hall

Reading Challenge: The War that Saved My Life

The War that Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley was another book that I read from our program’s “book club,” and I am so glad that I read this book. Once I started reading it, it was very difficult to put down – I was reading before class, during the breaks, and after class on…… Continue reading Reading Challenge: The War that Saved My Life

Reading Challenge: The Breadwinner Series

In my program, we can choose to participate in a “book club” where we get to choose books to read from great authors. Although these books are targeted towards elementary students, it is still a good idea to read them so we know the material if we choose to use it later on in our…… Continue reading Reading Challenge: The Breadwinner Series

Reading Challenge: Eligible

Eligible is a modern re-telling of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice by Curtis Sittenfeld, and it is a lot easier to read than the latter. Having read both books, I prefer the modern re-telling because it hooked me in right away, whereas with Austen’s original version, I had to pick it up again after the…… Continue reading Reading Challenge: Eligible