October 19, 2009

What I'm Reading Monday +extras

This is a weekly meme hosted by J. Kaye's Book Blog. Each week on Monday we tell what we read the previous week and what we plan to read in the upcoming week.

Ok this week I finished Defenders of the Scroll by Shiraz.  Watch for my review later.  I'm still listening to Wednesday Wars and Wintergirls (wow that one is interesting!) Watch later today because I'm going to post a What I'm Reading from my students since this is Teens Read Week!

I'll be starting The Dopple Ganger Chronicles: The Secret of Indigo Moon by G.P. Taylor.  I received this one for review.  Looks interesting.  A mix of regular and graphic novel. 

I'v decided that on Mondays I'll also share a few books coming out this week that I think my follwers (and me of course) might like. 

The Day of the Pelican by Katherine Paterson.
Released Monday Oct. 19

From Amazon
Meli Lleshi is positive that her drawing of her teacher with his pelican nose started it all. The Lleshis are Albanians living in Kosovo, a country trying to fight off Serbian oppressors, and suddenly they are homeless refugees. Old and young alike, they find their courage tested by hunger, illness, the long, arduous journey, and danger on every side. Then, unexpectedly, they are brought to America by a church group and begin a new life in a small Vermont town. The events of 9/11 bring more challenges for this Muslim family--but this country is their home now and there can be no turning back

Katherine Paterson is a long-timer in middle grade lit.  She has written some fantastic books including: Bridge to Terabithia and Jacob Have I Loved

Goth Girl Rising by Barry Lyga
Released Monday Oct. 20

This one just sounds interesting and the cover has me captivated! Warning: it doesn sound way more Young Adult that Middle Grade!

From Amazon
After six months in the Maryland Mental Health Unit, Kyra Sellers, a.k.a. Goth Girl, is going home. Unfortunately, she's about to find out that while she was away, she lost track of more than time. Kyra is back in black, feeling good, and ready to make up with the only person who's ever appreciated her for who she really is. But then she sees him. Fanboy. Transcended from everything he was into someone she barely recognizes. And the anger and memories come rushing back.

There's so much to do to people when you're angry. Kyra's about to get very busy.


  1. Goth Girl Rising is the sequel to The Adventures of Fanboy and Goth Girl. Did you read that one yet? It is definitely YA.
    All these books sound great. Happy reading!

  2. The Day of the Pelican looks interesting. I think I've read some of Paterson's other books... years ago.

    I've got an award for you here.