What have you been reading?

This week on days 5 and 6 (Friday and Monday), we’ll be thinking about independent reading. Not only is independent reading fun, it’s also good for you! Today, you’ll update your old reading log (if you have one) and turn it in via Google Classroom. Then you’ll down load a Semester 2 reading log, fill in what you read over the break, and add a comment to this blog about the most interesting thing you read.

I’ll get you started with an example. Over the break, I read several books. Since I don’t have a reading log, I’ll share them below; I’ve listed the authors first, and then the name of the books.

  • Adil Jussawalla, I Dreamt a Horse Fell From the Sky
  • John Ashbery, Where Shall I Wander
  • Keki N. Daruwalla, Under Orion
  • Kenneth Koch, Sun Out
  • R. Parthasarthy, Ten Twentieth Century Indian Poets

All but one were collections of poetry. My favorite was I Dreamt a Horse Fell From the Sky by Adil Jussawalla, in part because it was a mix of poetry, fiction and non-fiction essays. It is rare to see that kind of variety in a book. It was a just right book for me, which means it wasn’t written for middle schoolers. Although I chose the book for the poetry and fiction, which were great, what I loved most were the essays. They made me think about many things that I’ve never thought about before.

What about you? What was the most interesting book you read over the break–and why? Please write a couple of sentences in the comments below.

42 thoughts on “What have you been reading?

  1. I read pax. I liked it because it was fun and exciting to read about a boy struggling to find his fox. I also liked it because I like foxes.

  2. My favorite book that I read over the break is CHERUB book 3 which is a series of lots of books. I like this series because it is an action adventure book about a boy in a secret agency and he goes on a lot of missions.

  3. My favourite book that I’ve read over the winter is The Great Gilly Hopkins. I like this book because it’s easy to understand what they telling us about. This book also is one of the popular book.

  4. I read a chapter book over the summer name friend for life, ireally like that book because its instersting and it very chalenching for me and its a fiction book i dont uselly read fictoin book but i like this book

    • I’m glad you liked Friend for Life. Fiction is fun to read; you should try it more often! Maybe there is something similar in the library…

  5. I read lone survivor because I saw the movie and I was really interested in reading the book when I got my hands on it I read it every night and I loved it. It’s about 4 American navy seals who go to afganistan and get spotted by local villagers under the control of the taliban who they manage to get them tied up but can’t decide whether to leave them, kill them, or free them because they might inform the taliban soliders.

  6. I read Stargirl over the break and I didn’t get to finish it because I always had to play with my friends or sisters. I sort of like Stargirl because it’s a bit about friendship and betrayal

  7. I read Diary of a Wimpy Kid no.1 and I really liked it! I saw the movie and really loved it so I decided to read the book as well. I also read Tom Gates no.1 even though I a, not done yet.

  8. I read about an adventure books!!! And it’s so funny and a good books, the writer is Thea Stilton and the character is mouse ???.

  9. The best thing that I started to read was Alex Rider Stormbreaker the wrighter is Anthony Horowitz, it’s a really good book about this 14 year old kid that does some really cool stuff.

  10. I read diary of a wimpy kid,double downs by Jeff Kinney. It was a really funny book because I got to look at pictures and visualize more.

  11. I read one book over brake and started another. I finished “The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F***” and witch I quite enjoyed. Then the book I started was “The Great Gaspy” witch I’m not so sure about it.

  12. I read Diary of a Wimpy Kid the Long Haul over the break. I really enjoyed the book because it is one of my favorite books in that series.

  13. I read CandyFloss, I liked the book because when I started the book I thought that it wasn’t going to be a good book but it became interesting.

  14. I read Divergent over the break but I didn’t enjoy it very much. I started a new book called The secret ingredient and I am enjoying it very much.

    • What was it called? I wonder if it’s been translated into English. Knowing two languages means you can read twice as many books, btw, which is really cool.

  15. I read “Au revoir crazy european chick” and i enjoyed reading it because it had lots of good scenes and i like action books.

  16. My favourite book I read over the break was ” 1,111 facts that you wouldn’t believe”. It was my favourite book because it was filled with interesting facts about pop culture, food, the universe, the sky you name it.

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