Summer reading, had me a blast! Summer reading, happened so fast! I read way more in the summer than I do during the school year and this summer was no exception.
This was what was beside my bed for most of the summer. The latest addition was Rethinking School Leadership, which I acquired at the Alberta Teacher’s Association Summer Conference. I have also been looking for a book to use for a leadership book study, hence Teaching the Digital Generation, Visible Learning for Teachers and Shifting the Monkey. At the bottom is an assortment of school leadership books and ASCD books that I get with my membership. Everything in my stack is worth reading. Some are easier reads (Shift the Monkey) than others (Visible Learning) but I have taken a little something from each one and incorporated it into my teaching practice.
All my personal reading is done on my kindle. I honestly cannot remember the last time that I could not find a digital copy of a book that I wanted to read. My best summer reads….
- Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn, an excellent book with twists and turns. Subsequently I read Sharp Objects and Dark Places is on my wish list. I will see if I can get to it before Summer 2013.
- World War Z – at my brother’s insistence and knowing that Brad Pitt was starring in the upcoming movie, I finally picked it up and couldn’t put it down.
- What Alice Forgot a great read about how we end up where we end up and what would you do if you had the chance to do it all over again.
- Just for fun reads: Guilty Wives, The Vow and Summer Island.
Young Adult Fiction
I like to say I read these to know what my students are reading, but to be honest, I really like juvenile fiction. Since the Hunger Games I have been on the hunt for other dystopia’s and when I came across this, it made it super easy!
- Divergent and Insurgent by Veronica Roth: the third book is due out later this school year.
- Delirium and Pandemonium by Lauren Oliver: again the 3rd book due out later this year.
- The Declaration by Gemma Malley, there is a sequel but I haven’t read it yet.