|Slice #19 of 31 for the Slice of Life Story |
Challeng sponsored by Two Writing Teachers.
Last week I wrote along with the It's Monday! What Are You Reading? meme. This Monday, I thought I'd take a minute to reflect on the books I recommended to folks today.
To a student in class who just finished I Hunt Killers by Barry Lyga, I recommended Susan Kuklin's No Choirboy and Gail Giles' Shattering Glass or Dead Girls Don't Write Letters. I'd given her a Cooney mystery over the weekend. She returned it today, read, but I had to chuckle when she said, "I read it, but it wasn't the book I was looking for."
To my massage therapist who just finished The Hunger Games trilogy and is reading Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card, I recommended Divergent by Veronica Roth, Delirium by Lauren Oliver and The Maze Runner by James Dashner.
To a good friend who is coming out of a hard eighteen months, she's read Westerfeld's Uglies series and the Hunger Games, loves C. S. Lewis and dabbles in art, so I recommended The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern, Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver and Looking for Alaska by John Green.
There were more--just a few--I also took pictures of books at the bookstore while I waited to meet my dinner-date friend. I will show the pictures to pertinent parties tomorrow. And over lunch or during before school breakfast, I will start conversations with "have you read..." or "I saw this book and thought..." and I will delight in all that follows.
Happy reading Monday!
PS: I'm finishing Death Curse tonight even if I'm up until morning!