Monday, March 18, 2013

Spring Reading Thing 2013: My List

Spring Reading Thing 2013: My List

In past challenges I’ve had a list of 25 – 30 books.  This year is going to be different. This year I have extra duties at school.  Since I am one of two testing coordinators at the school, who also teaches six full classes, and since testing will be upon us in the next 3-4 weeks. I’ve got to keep my list simpler.

My goal is to finish the three  books I have been reading.  Yes, I always have more than one book going at a time.  I will be reading several children’s books and a few books for review.  If time allows I will add books as I get to them.  My plan is to have one day each week for sustained silent reading in my classroom.  This way my students and I can work on this challenge.  I also plan to use my weekends to read more.
April 29 – May 5 is Screen Free week and I am encouraging my students and others to turn off their TV’s and read.

Books to Finish:
The Musicians – Liam McAuley
The Hunt – Andrew Fukida

New Books to Read:
A Time For Everthing – David Bond
At Drake’s Command – David Wesley Hill
Babel's First Light – Sherry Chamblee
Brain on Fire – Susannah Cahalan
Children of the Fog – Cheryl Kaye Tardif
Dead Man’s Hand – Eddie Jones
Beholding Bee – Kimberly Newton Fusco

Children’s Books:
Adventures of Blue Ocean Bob – Brooks Olbrys
Alphabet Anatomy – Linda Ann Jones
Candy and the Cankersaur - Jason Sandberg
Circle and Square - Ms. Sally O. Lee

I've linked each book Amazon.  Please check out the other participant's lists.  Happy Reading.  You can find them at the original launch post.


  1. Sometimes simple is best! (Then you have more freedom and flexibility to add stuff in at "liesure".)

    I've not heard of a single title on your list. Another reason I like Spring Reading Thing: I find out about all sorts of different titles!

    I've got my post written up and all ready to go!

  2. Great list! Thanks again for hosting this year, I'm looking forward to getting in lots of spring reading!

  3. I like being able to add a book here and there rather than having a super rigid list. Sounds like you are really busy but I love how you still make time for reading.

  4. I'm completely unfamiliar with any of those selections, which is why its so much fun to see what everyone else is ready. I really like the idea of a screen-free week. But at my house, we might need to try just a day first.

  5. Susanne I'm lucky to have a group of students this year who love to read so I get some extra time there. Reading is how I relax.

    S this will be the first time we try the screen free week. It is to get families to read more, and to do more together instead of just sitting in front of the TV. We'll see how it goes.

  6. I too always have more than one book going at a time. ;) Good luck with your list!

  7. Ah, yes, The Hunt! I have that one on my TBR list as well! I haven't read any of those on your list, but I hope you have fun!