Sunday, June 14, 2015

Did someone say READING????- Another great LINKY party!

One of the things I love about blogging is the great ideas other bloggers come up with as a way for each of us to connect and learn from one another. Today in my feed I came across a blogger who was doing a Summer Reading Linky. What fun! I love summer and reading is #1 on my list of things to catch up on over the summer (in addition to sleep and working on my tan, lol!).

So thanks Lucky to Be in First for this great Linky opportunity!

I literally start my Summer Reading list at the end of Spring Break. Like all of us teachers, breaks form school are sacred and I really try to devote them to "me time." Summer is a little different but I definitely devote time to catching up on my reading! 

Here are some of the books on my "To Read List" for this summer.....several all are from the SC Junior Book Award nominee list. I am starting my second year of  Masters in Library and Information Science in preparation to become a School Media Specialist. This Fall I will be interning at a Middle School Library so I figured I had better brush up on the nominees. The others are books friend shave suggested or I came across on GoodReads.  There really are so many more on my these are really just a few.

The President Has Been Shot!: The Assassination of John F. Kennedy by James L. Swanson

Prisoner B-3087 by Ruth Gruener

Here are a few books that I have read (and re-read) that I think you might enjoy! Feel free to drop back by here after you have read them and let me know what you think!

Summer Sisters by Judy Blume- 1st book I read this summer. It is AWESOME!!

The Essential 55 by Ron Clark- Who DOESN'T LOVE RON CLARK!!! This is my classroom management BIBLE!

Teach Like a Pirate by Dave Burgess- One of my favorite books on teaching. Such great ideas and inspiration. My dog-eared copy is always on my desk!

Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell- Yeah its Teen Lit but it is a great love story set in the 80s so if you grew up in that decade, you will appreciate the pop culture references!

How to Steal a Dog by Barbara O'Connor- I have been reading this book to my 5th graders for the last 4 years..they love it and so do I. Check it out!

So what is on your Summer Reading List, and what have you read lately that you think other teachers would enjoy reading this summer. Go to Lucky to Be in First!'s blog and grab the blank images and create your own list. And don't forget to link up so others can see your summer reading suggestions!

Happy Reading!


  1. I loved Prisoner B-3087 and The Boy on the Wooden Box. Amazing reads! :)

  2. Oh my gosh - I loved Summer Sisters and Ron Clark is just the best! I need to check out the rest of your suggestions too!!! Thank you!!

    ☘ Molly
    Lucky to Be in First