Friday, June 8, 2012

My Summer #bookaday Plans & TBR Piles

Donalyn Miller (aka The Book Whisperer and All-Around Awesome Person) started the #bookaday hashtag on twitter and it's now in its fourth year (the "rules" are there). It was a way for teachers to challenge themselves to read as much as possible during the summer to increase their knowledge for the following school year, and to network about what they're reading. Although I've casually tried to read as many books as possible for my students during the summers, I have yet to formally participate in the #bookaday challenge.

That all changes now (well, actually, Tuesday, but I'm posting early). This will be my first year officially participating in Summer Book-a-Day; however, since I've found that I tend to be better about meeting goals if I write them down and share them, I'm publicly proclaiming my summer #bookaday goals right here, right now.

My summer #bookaday to-be-read piles (more than I need, but I need choices, and I'm a mood reader, so these could change at any time, especially after I go to ALA, but it's a good place to start!) that I hope to get through:
Professional Books
The Book Whisperer: Awakening the Inner Reader in Every Child by Donalyn Miller!
So What Do They Really Know? Assessment That Informs Teaching and Learning by Cris Tovani
Choice Words by Peter H. Johnston
Readicide: How Schools are Killing Reading and What You Can Do About It by Kelly Gallagher
Text Complexity: Raising Rigor in Reading by Douglas Fisher and Nancy Frey
Sustaining Strategic Readers by Valerie Ellery
Comprehension Strategies for Middle Grade Learners by Charlotte Rose Sadler

Graphic Novels (lots of these because I want more variety to recommend to my students and they're quick reads to up my count!)
SIDEKICKS by Dan Santat
TEEN BOAT by Dave Roman
ASTRONAUT ACADEMY: ZERO GRAVITY by Dave Roman
ZITA THE SPACEGIRL by Ben Hatke
LEGENDS OF ZITA THE SPACEGIRL by Ben Hatke
BAD ISLAND by Doug TenNapel
BAKE SALE by Sara Varon
RESISTANCE by Carla Jablonski
SMILE by Raina Telgemeier
BRAIN CAMP by Susan Kim
FRANKIE PICKLE AND THE CLOSET OF DOOM by Eric Wight
BABYMOUSE (as many more in the series as I can) by Jennifer L. Holm & Matthew Holm

Anthologies
DEAR BULLY: Seventy Authors Tell Their Stories
GUYS READ: The Sports Pages by Jon Scieszka
GUYS READ: Funny Business by Jon Scieszka
GIRL MEETS BOY: Because There Are Two Sides to Every Story
AFTER: Nineteen Stories of Apocalypse and Dystopia

Middle Grades Books
CHAINED by Lynne Kelly
OUT OF MY MIND by Sharon M. Draper
WONDER by R.J. Palacio
GODS AND WARRIORS by Michelle Paver
THE SERPENT'S SHADOW by Rick Riordan
UNGIFTED by Gordon Korman
HOUND DOG TRUE by Linda Urban
THE STORM MAKERS by Jennifer E. Smith
THE HERO'S GUIDE TO SAVING YOUR KINGDOM by Christopher Healy
SCARY SCHOOL by Derek the Ghost
ORDINARY MAGIC by Caitlen Rubino-Bradway
ISLAND OF SILENCE (THE UNWANTEDS 2) by Lisa McMann
AUDITION & SUBTRACTION by Amy Fellner Dominy
RUSH FOR THE GOLD: Mystery at the Olympics by John Feinstein
SUMMER OF THE GYPSY MOTHS by Sara Pennypacker
FAKE MUSTACHE by Tom Angelberger
REMARKABLE by Lizzie K. Foley
THE TIME-TRAVELING FASHIONISTA by Bianca Turetsky
GOLD MEDAL SUMMER by Donna Freitas
WARP SPEED by Lisa Yee
REBEL MCKENZIE by Candice Ransom
THE CLASSROOM by Robin Mellom

Young Adult Books
UNWHOLLY by Neal Shusterman
EVERY DAY by David Levithan
DAIRY QUEEN by Catherine Gilbert Murdock
THE PULL OF GRAVITY by Gae Polisner
THE SKY IS EVERYWHERE by Jandy Nelson
THE CATASTROPHIC HISTORY OF YOU AND ME by Jess Rothenberg (a student loved this book and told me I must read it.)
THE LOST CODE (The Atlanteans #1) by Kevin Emerson
ENDLESSLY by Kiersten White
A BAD DAY FOR VOODOO by Jeff Strand
PERCEPTION by Kim Harrington
THE NEAR WITCH by Victoria Schwab
POSSESSION by Elana Johnson
SHIFT by Kim Curran
TAKING OFF by Jenny Moss
A MIDSUMMER'S NIGHTMARE by Kody Keplinger
THRONE OF GLASS by Sarah J. Maas
BURN FOR BURN by Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian
MEANT TO BE by Lauren Morrill
EXPOSED by Kimberly Marcus
COLD FURY by T.M. Goeglein
52 REASONS TO HATE MY FATHER by Jessica Brody
NO SAFETY IN NUMBERS by Dayna Lorentz
MONUMENT 14 by Emmy Laybourne
STRUCK by Jennifer Bosworth
SHADOW & BONE by Leigh Bardugo
BORN WICKED by Jennifer Spotswood
EVE & ADAM by Katherine Applegate and Michael Grant
THE DROWNED CITIES by Paolo Bacigalupi
THE BOY RECESSION by Flynn Meaney
CURVEBALL: The Year I Lost My Grip by Jordan Sonnenblick
BOY21 by Matthew Quick
NOW IS THE TIME FOR RUNNING by Michael Williams
LOVE AND LEFTOVERS by Sarah Tregay
ROCK ON by Denise Vega
SECRET SATURDAYS by Torrey Maldonado
AU REVOIR, CRAZY EUROPEAN CHICK by Joe Schreiber
BLOOD RED ROAD by Moira Young
BETA by Rachel Cohn
ORIGIN by Jessica Khoury
RED GLOVE by Holly Black
BEAUTIFUL CHAOS by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl
DARK EDEN by Patrick Carman

My personal #bookaday challenge will run from June 12th-August 26th, so my goal will be 76 books this summer. I don't know if I'll make it, but it sure will be fun trying! Will you be joining us this summer?

5 comments:

  1. We have so many books in common that I can't even list them all here. And yay for joining the challenge!

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  2. Wow, that is a LOT of books. I seem some really amazing titles on there though. I hope you enjoy them, have fun with your challenge and meet your goal. Good luck! :]

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  3. That is so awesome! I don't think I would've able to do this be I have a full time job and commuting but I am trying to reduce my tbr pile this summer. :) it think img going to do monthly summaries and month long tbr goals and hope that I read more books than I take in. Good luck with your challenge. I will be back to see ow you are doing and to cheer you on!

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  4. Like Lea, I have a lot of the same books on my list. I need to make an "official" list for at least June...I know I'll fall behind if I don't have something in writing.

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  5. Oh my! That is an ambitious list! I think the most I've read over a summer is 40.

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