Class Favorites & Must Buy Books for Next Year

I've been out of school for nearly a month, and I haven't read as much as I'd like to have (I blame Kelle Moye for encouraging me to binge-watch season 2 of 13RW). Aside from catching up on Netflix series, I've been reflecting on the school year. Like many of you, I ask students to complete surveys at the end of the year. Nearly all of my students read more than last year, and the majority of them said it was because they had access to books they liked. These reflections guide not only my teaching for the next year, but the books I buy for my classroom. Below are the 10 most popular books read this year along with that author's upcoming book. 

If you were wondering, books 11-20 were:
#11-The Border by Steve Schafer
#12-Adultolescence by Gabbi Hanna
#13-Gym Candy by Carl Deukker
#14-Alone by Cyn Balog
#15-All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven
#16-Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli
#17-Time Bomb by Joelle Charbonenau
#18-Love, Hate, and Other Filters by Samira Ahmed
#19-S.T.A.G.S. by M.A. Bennett
#20-Sunny Side Up by Jennifer L. Holm

(As I type this, I'm noticing so many favorites were realistic fiction-probably because it's what I read the most. I need to be cognizant of this next year and be sure I'm book talking all genres and formats.)


It's Monday, What Are You Reading?

Hello and happy Monday! Mondays are officially okay when it’s summertime. J
We hope you are staying cool and it isn’t too hot where you’re at. However, if it is hot, we hope you are either: 
 Lounging by the pool with a book (and maybe a good drink)
  Lounging indoors in the air conditioning with a book (and a good drink)
Come tell us in the comments what you are reading and loving lately!


Father's Day Favorites Roundup

All of these are Amazon affiliate links.

 Click on the book cover to read more about the premise of the story! These were all highly recommended by either myself or a group of my nerdy book friends of amazing fathers, male figures, grandpas, family friends, etc.