When you get a chance to breathe, what's on your summer reading list? | Mentoring in the Middle

When you get a chance to breathe, what's on your summer reading list?

 I went for a walk in the park the other day and I was thinking about how beautiful the day was.  That got me thinking about how my students would beg me to take them outside to read.

 Out we'd go.  We'd spread out on the grass and read, and after a while, I'd pull them all together for read-aloud.  

Stack of books on my To-Be-Read list
That got me thinking about books that I've been reading lately.

What are you hoping to read this summer?  Any good books that I should I add to my list?
I have some recommendations! (I'll let the shock wear off your face.) Have you read any of these?  
  • The Island of Missing Trees by Elif Shafak
  • The Measure by Nikki Erlick
  • Home Front by Kristin Hannah
  • The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller
  • The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson
For middle-grade books, I have a stack I want to read.  Have you read any of these?  If so, what did you think?
  • Amber and Clay by Laura Amy Schlitz
  • Lines of Courage, and Iceberg, both by Jennifer Nielsen
  • Two Degrees by Alan Gratz
  • The Moth Keeper by K. O'Neill
  • The Many Assassinations of Samir, the Seller of Dreams by Daniel Nayeri
Comment below with any suggestions you have!

P.S. Exciting news!
I was invited to speak at the FREE virtual 2023 MSELA Summit, the virtual event of the year for Middle School English Language Arts Teachers!  It's being held from July 24-28.  
For five days, this virtual, FREE conference will bring you workshop-style interviews with dozens of teacher guest experts (and I’m one of them!) who have incredibly valuable advice to share with Middle School English / Language Arts teachers as it relates to heading back to school.
Interested?  Click here to register.  

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