Monday, April 22, 2013

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

Here are some wonderful books that I have read recently...

Eight Keys by Suzanne LaFleur

Eight Keys

The story of a girl who starts middle school.  She encounters a bully and a mystery surrounding eight keys her father left for her.  As she solves the mystery, she also discovers the importance of friendship, family and believing in herself.

City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau

The City of Ember (Books of Ember Series #1)

A mystery about two children who try to figure out how to save their the city from darkness.  The ending leaves you wanting to read the sequel.

The Great Wall of Lucy Wu by Wendy Wan-Long Swand

The Great Wall of Lucy Wu

Another story about a middle school girl, a bully and dealing with unexpected circumstances.  The main character has an authentic voice and comes to understand the importance of family.

I am currently reading...

The False Prince by Jennifer A. Nielsen

The False Prince (Ascendance Trilogy Series #1)

Next Up...

Stick Dog by Tom Watson

Stick Dog


  1. Hi Kristen,

    Would Eight Keys be appropriate for 4th graders? I know you say it is about a middle school girl, and I haven't read it yet. I absolutely LOVED Suzanne LaFleur's first book, Love, Aubrey. Have you read that one? It is so powerful. Once I book talk that one the girls go nuts with it. Some good reads this week!

  2. The False Prince is fabulous!! As soon as I finished it, I was ready for book 2, The Runaway King!