Book Snap #26:

Title: Before I Let you Go

Author: Kelly Rimmer

Date read: September 11, 2018.

One Snap.

The love of two sisters is stretched to its ultimate breaking point. I have a brother, perhaps I didn’t connect, or the author didn’t quite take me there. I liked, but didn’t love.

Book Snap #25:

Title: This Is Not A Love Letter

Author: Kim Purcell

Date read: September 5, 2018.

Two Snaps.

A long, beautiful, heart-breaking love letter… an amazing YA novel. One I book-talked with my young readers.

Book Snap #24:

Title: The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly

Author: Stephanie Oakes

Date read: August 29, 2018.

Two Snaps.

Amazing YA novel! Two very loud snaps! I was riveted to this story. My students also loved it. A painful and harrowing story about the dangers of blind faith—and the power of having faith in yourself.

Book Snap #23:

Title: Bloodletting and Miraculous Cures

Author: Vincent Lam

Date read: August 19, 2018.

Two Snaps.

Another compelling story. Written by a physician– an interesting slant on the medical profession.

Book Snap #20:

Title: Educated              

Author: Tara Westover

Date read: July 24, 2018.

Two Snaps.

I was held captive by this memoir. It arrived from Amazon in the mail, I literally read it all day. Utterly fascinating. Unbelievable!

Book Snap #19:

Title: Sh*t Show! Author: Charlie LeDuff

Date Read: July 18, 2018

Two Snaps.

Tough-talking, in-the-trenches reporter, Charlie LeDuff, writes an irreverent but compelling analysis of Trump’s improbable success. Great read! Thanks, Matt Savage, for the loan!


Book Snap #17:

Title: Amsterdam Author: Ian McEwan

Date Read: July 9, 2018.
One Snap.
I wanted to like it. Maybe, but not really. I sort of cared about the characters, but I found them hard to relate to.

Book Snap #18:

Title: 180 Days: Two Teachers and the Quest to Engage and Empower Adolescents

Author: Kelly Gallagher and Penny Kittle

Date Read: July 16, 2018.
Two Snaps.
The rock stars of English Language Arts teaching bring it in spades. This professional read had me very excited about planning for next year’s teaching! I was excited to discuss it with my English team this year too! A constant companion throughout the year as I reflected on good teaching and thoughtful planning.