Think Abut It Thursday-What are You Reading This Summer?

What a busy week it has been!  I keep thinking I'll get time to catch my buddy, Emily's Mentor Monday link up  or Collaboration Cuties', but I have been swamped.  Our son is graduating in two weeks, so we've got home projects and the end of the soccer season taking up a lot of time.  Even so, I definitely wanted to get this post up for those who've been enjoying linking up.

This week, the topic is on Summer Reading.  I have a few blogging buddies who are going to be leading online book groups, so I thought this would give them an opportunity to share the plans for them, but it also gives us the opportunity to share really great books we want to recommend to others. Let's face it.  Summer gives us the time to read and catch up on "me" time.  

This summer, I have two books lined up.  The first one is going to be part of an online book club for the book, Teach Like a Pirate .  Tara Looney has lined up leaders for each chapter, and I had hoped to lead a chapter, but just could not get the book finished before the end of school.  Looney's Lit Blog is her blog, so be on the look out for the details to come..  (She may be able to share some details for those who might want to join in.)  

Another on my list is Falling in Love with Close Reading by Chris Lehman.  I heard him speak at the reading conference this spring, so I want to work through that one this summer too.  

Finally, I'm looking forward to reading Sing You Home by Jodi Picoult and Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd.  I love both authors, and my son got them for me at Christmas.  They've been calling me from the shelf for a month...just no time!  

What are you reading professionally or for fun?  Share what you've enjoyed and what you're looking forward to and link up below. 

I have one more announcement before you go.  Beginning at 8 PM Central Time, a group of 28 bloggers will be joining together for...
To start at the beginning of the hop, you can visit Teaching With Nancy.

Have a wonderful and restful Memorial Weekend, and be sure to link up your summer reading ideas.  

Until next time, happy reading!


  1. I read a lot of upper elementary books over the summer, so I have good titles to suggest to my students in the fall. Here are a few to get me started:
    Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library by Grabstein
    Wide Awake Princess series by Baker
    Counting by 7s by Sloan
    11 Birthdays by Mass
    Navigating Early and Moon over Manifest by Vanderpool

    Love getting new book names! Thanks for the post.

    1. Typo-- should be Grabenstein


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