It’s Monday, what are you reading?

I have a lot of material I want to get read over the next two weeks so I have my fingers crossed for a snow day tomorrow so I can get that done! I’ve been reading a lot in particular for my YA literature class.

What I finished last week: Forever by Judy Blume
– A very exciting premise (promoting healthy teen young adult sexuality) with really unexciting execution.

This week I hope to finish Little Brother by Cory Doctorow and Winter by Marissa Meyer. I also hope to read Heaven by Angela Johnson and, for homework I have to read two graphic novels, which I will pick up tonight. One of the ones I would like to read is American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang.

Between this potential snow day tomorrow and my spring break next week (during which I’ll be spending at least 8 hours on a bus!) I should be able to get plenty of reading done!


TBR for the semester – YA lit

This semester I am taking a young adult fiction class and will be reading tons of YA. I haven’t planned out all the titles I will read yet but I wanted to give you a sampling of the titles I already know I will be exploring throughout the semester.

  1. I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson
  2. March by Joh Lewis
  3. Drowned City: Hurricane Katrina and New Orleans by Don Brown
  4. Red Kayak by Priscilla Cummings (instructor assigned)
  5. What I Saw and How I Lied by Judy Blundell (instructor assigned)
  6. Heaven by Angela Johnson (instructor assigned)
  7. Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz (instructor assigned)

In addition to this list also need to choose two books from two different genres, one title that focuses on multiculturalism, a graphic novel, and pending my final project topic, a few books all centered around one theme. Please let me know if you have any suggestions! I am looking forward to completing this list and in general leaving this class with a better understanding of the scope of YA lit and how to evaluate and recommend books for different students.