I feel like I've been in a bit of a reading rut, but I'm sure that some of that is due to the fact that I have been reading things that I HAD to read (for book club, for the state awards next year, etc) instead of just picking up the next book in my #TBR stack. So, goal for myself this week and in the month of May: read what I want to read! (again, this is something that I preach for the students in my building and my own kids at home because of all the resources out there, but it's a good reminder for myself as well)
So, without further ado, my #IMWAYR stats:
I read Slacker and Garvey's Choice because they are nominees for our state award list for 2018-19. They are in the Chapter Book category (aimed at 3rd-6th grades) and, in my opinion, were just OK. Full disclosure, those grade level books don't always appeal to me. BUT, that being said, Slacker's main character was just NOT likeable. For more info, check out my reviews on Goodreads.
Spill Zone on the other hand was one I just picked up for myself on a whim. And man am I glad that I did. It was really good. My only complaint: book 2 isn't out yet. Highly recommend if you like graphic novels or are a fan of dystopian literature/Science Fiction. Very good.
Coming Up Next
I am in the midst of Little Fires Everywhere since it is my book club's pick this week (have to finish by Thursday!). Then I'm going to dive in to these two new eARCs I have waiting for me. Contagion and The Second Life of Ava Rivers. I'm very excited to get into them! I'll try to update you next week. :)
What are you all reading? Anything good that I should add to my list?