It’s Monday, what are YOU reading?
I’ve had a few days to myself recently and decided to hit my YA TBR pile. I knew I’d put aside some real gems and I wanted to give them the time they deserved and I am so glad I didn’t rush any of them. I’d signed our school library up for BookTrust’s School Library Pack and these are three from that box. I am currently using them with our Year 7s & 8s for our new book club, Battle of the Books, which I mentioned in my last post. My reviews are on the right but if you want to read what other people think, click here for Booked and here for Running on the Roof of the World and here for The Bone Sparrow
After reading three Realistic Fiction novels I decided I needed a break from reality. The Bone Sparrow in particular reminded me of how we humans are capable of great inhumanity to each other and my heart lurched between immense anger and gut-wrenching pain. I needed a break. I know I am lucky to be able to take one, many around the world do not have that luxury.
Fantasy also has its fair share of trauma but it is fabulous escapism when life gets too much or you just want to go on an adventure. Looking over our library shelves I spotted a series that was in my previous library but I’d never got around to reading so I thought now’s the time. We have plenty of students who love reading Fantasy and who have read the usual suspects, Harry Potter etc. I thought I’d read The Wind on Fire trilogy by William Nicholson in the hope that I can connect some students with it. I noticed that he also lives in Sussex….wonder if he does author visits…?