This weekly meme is hosted by Sam at Taking on a World of Words. It’s open to all to participate. Why not join in and let us know what’s on your reading list this week…
To join in, just answer the following three questions…
- What are you currently reading?
- What did you recently finish reading?
- What do you think you’ll read next?
I am Currently Reading…
David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants – This one comes recommended from a friend I work with and since we are reading it in her English class after spring break, I thought I should check it out before the students start reading it.
I Recently Finished…
Everything Everything by Nicola Yoon – If you have not read this one yet, I highly recommend it. It is beautifully written and will shock you in the end.
A Girl’s Guide to Moving On by Debbie Macomber – a light refreshing story that gives hope for those who have struggled with love.
I plan to read next…
Red Rising by Pierce Brown – This one has been recommended to me by several students and teachers. I finally picked it up from the library and can’t wait to see if I agree with all of their reviews!
Darrow is a Red, a member of the lowest caste in the color-coded society of the future. Like his fellow Reds, he works all day, believing that he and his people are making the surface of Mars livable for future generations.
Yet he spends his life willingly, knowing that his blood and sweat will one day result in a better world for his children.
But Darrow and his kind have been betrayed. Soon he discovers that humanity already reached the surface generations ago. Vast cities and sprawling parks spread across the planet. Darrow—and Reds like him—are nothing more than slaves to a decadent ruling class.
Inspired by a longing for justice, and driven by the memory of lost love, Darrow sacrifices everything to infiltrate the legendary Institute, a proving ground for the dominant Gold caste, where the next generation of humanity’s overlords struggle for power. He will be forced to compete for his life and the very future of civilization against the best and most brutal of Society’s ruling class. There, he will stop at nothing to bring down his enemies… even if it means he has to become one of them to do so.
Hurricane Kiss by Deborah Blumenthal – I am spending spring break trying to catch up on all of the Advanced Reader Copies that I have received so graciously from NetGalley. Once I finish Red Rising, this will be next on my list.
For sixteen-year-old Jillian McKay, the threat of Hurricane Danielle means a long car ride with her neighbors–including River Daughtry, the former star quarterback of Harrison High. The guy who was headed to glory until suddenly he disappeared to a West Texas juvenile detention center. Once cocky and flirtatious, he’s now silent and angry. When their evacuation route is gridlocked, River is the first to recognize the danger they’re in. Together he and Jillian set out to seek shelter in their abandoned high school. As they wait out the storm, they confront the past and realize survival is about more than just staying alive–it’s about fighting for yourself.