Sunday, September 18, 2011

S&S Stacks - In My Mailbox version!

Happy Sunday!

I haven't done an In My Mailbox post in quite a while and since I am so excited for this next batch of books I figured I would share!

Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins - This book looks extremely cheesy to me, but I can't ignore all the positive reviews! This is the second time I have checked it out from the library, so I am hoping I can get to it this week!

Never Knowing by Chevy Stevens - After reading Still Missing and really liking it, I knew I wanted to read more by this author. I'm worried I won't get to it with my busy schedule before it's due back, but my fingers are crossed!

No, David! by David Shannon - This is a children's book (obvi) but it's such a good one! I'm not an early childhood person so I have no idea about picture books, but for my children's lit class this week we're supposed to bring a book with illustrations we love. David Shannon won the Caldecott for No, David! in 1999, and it's not wonder why! This was an easy pick for me when deciding on a book to bring!

A Nation Challenged, Young Readers Edition - Monday our class went through several books for children about 9/11. This was one of them and I didn't get a chance to really read through it in class, so I checked it out from our curriculum library. This book explains what happened, has letters to soldiers and victims from children and just explains it so well to a young reader. I can see this book being great for the upper elementary or middle school grades.

Jacqueline Kennedy: Historic Conversations on Life with John F. Kennedy by Caroline Kennedy - After watching the special on ABC Tuesday night, I knew I had to have this. It includes 8 cds that Jackie recorded after JFK's assassination. I had no idea these tapes existed and that she did this, but I think it is wonderful! It includes a book that Caroline Kennedy wrote to accompany the cds and I cannot wait to read this. I already own so many books on the former first lady and absolutely adore her. I don't agree with many things she did as a young first lady, but at the time it was the right thing to do. I admire her so much, at any age of her life, and love learning more about her.

Divergent by Victoria Roth - This is another young adult novel that I have read so many positive reviews for that I just cannot ignore! When we were assigned a "book talk" project in my children's lit class, where basically we have to sell a book to the class, I knew I wanted to read this one. The easy way out would be to choose a book I have already read, but where's the fun in that?! I'm hoping I love this one just as much as everyone else so I can rave about it to the class. ;)

The Kitchen Daughter by Jael McHenry - The only reason I picked this book up was because the main character has Asperger's disease. Considering I am studying special education and already work with people with mental disabilities, I am especially interested in books like these. I don't know how realistic this will be, or if I will even get to it, but we'll see!

The Invisible Wall by Harry Bernstein - This book is a complete and total impulse buy at Target! I always check out the books at Target, always! It's really ridiculous, but they sucker me in every time. I picked this one up and as soon as I looked it up on Goodreads and read the reviews it went into my cart. I cannot wait to read this book!

What's in your stack of books this week?


Shoshanah said...

I was at Target this weekend and couldn't believe how many books I wanted in their books selection. I swear they must have a blogger on staff because all the books they have are all over the blogs.

And I love that you're reading Anna know. I hope you love it too!!

Jessica Lawlor said...

Yay for ANNA and DIVERGENT. Both are fantastic! Be sure to let me know what you think!

Kyria @ Travel Spot said...

I have to be honest with you, I haven't read any of those! However, I have Still Missing in my library queue.

I am currently reading Girl Who Kicked The Hornets Nest. Next in line are Two Kisses For Maddie and The Hunger Games. And then Still Missing if it comes in by then.

Kelly (She Wears a Red Sox Cap) said...

No David is the BEST, seriously, just read it to the kids this week. It is definitely in my top 10 favorite kids books :) Also, BC colors are maroon and gold, so basically the color of those bright yellow superfan shirts!

Mandy said...

I haven't bought a new book in such a long time. I have so many already and then read them so quickly, its much more economical for me to get them from the library.

I am currently reading The Winter Sea. It took me a day or two to get into the novel but now I really enjoy it.

Catriona said...

Thank you for the lovely comment! I am really looking forward to posting more reviews. Next up is a huge book haul!

I have the same opinion about Anna and the French Kiss. It does seem really cheesy, but I am so tempted to read it because of the hype!