Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Teacher Appreciate Week & Book Fair Haul

This week is both Teacher Appreciation Days at Barnes and Noble and the annual book fair at my school.  In honor of these two annual events, I bought a fair few books.  I thought I would share some of my purchase with you in case you were looking for ideas for what to pick up at an event near you.

|1| Libra by Don DeLillo: I have read DeLillo's White Noise a couple of times and fell in love with the author's dark humor.  Based on my enjoyment of his earlier novel, I picked up Libra, a work I have mulled over for months.  Libra is a work of speculative fiction about alleged Kennedy assassin Lee Harvey Oswald.  I'm interested to see if Libra will have the same type of humor that White Noise did.

|2| Me Before You by JoJo Moyes: I have been on the wait list at my county library for this book for ages . . . and I am still near the bottom of the queue.  Impatience lead me to this one.  

|3| A Night Divided by Jennider A. Nielsen: I am really interested in German history and I was excited to see this young adult novel about the Berlin Wall.  When I am done reading this one I am going to put it into my classroom library.

|4|Scarlet (The Lunar Chronicles #2) by Marissa Meyer: I own and have already started reading Cinder, so I thought I would buy the second book in the series because the price was right ($4!) and I could pass it on to the kiddos once I have finished it.

|5| Sit, Stay, Love by J.J. Howard: I'm not going to lie, I bought this because there was a pug on the cover.  It.Was.Fated.

|6| Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard: I have seen this one go around BookTube and BookStagram and I have also seen a fair few of my students reading this one.  Since the book is now out in paperback I thought it would be worth reading myself and adding to my classroom library.  

What books are on your to-be-purchased list for April?  Let me know on Twitter @thelexicondev. 

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