April: A Book to Improve Your Connection with Education
Not Quite Burned Out, but Crispy Around the Edges by Sharon Draper
As I've said in previous posts, Book Bunch is for us all individually. If you need to skip a month, do it. If you need to skip a few months, that's fine, too. Just pick up when you can and don't be too hard on yourself. The idea is to keep growing and improving, not trying to live up to an unrealistic expectation. That being said, my April selection is still sitting on my shelf and I plan on finishing it by the end of the summer! Going into my ninth year, this is definitely something I can relate to.
May: A Book Written for Your Students' Age Group
Little Brother by Cory Doctorow
This novel was recommended to me by our Media Specialist as a potential novel to teach for next school year. I love Doctorow's witty writing style and the plot line here is absolutely gripping. I was quickly hooked on this novel and I found myself rushing through the pages to see what would happen to Marcus. If you're interested in technology, rebellion, and action, you should dive into this one.
June: Wild Card!
Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
I knew what I was getting myself into before I picked this one up, but I had to, I was intrigued. Admittedly, I ugly cried through at least half of this novel. Sometimes a book breaks your heart in the most beautiful way and this book is no exception. I loved the palpable chemistry between the main characters, Lou and Will. I thought Lou was incredibly well-written and even translated well on the big screen. (Her outfits, though, right?) If you haven't had the pleasure yet, sit down with this one.
July: A Book to Grow You as an Educator
Unshakeable: 20 Ways to Enjoy Teaching Every Day... No Matter What by Angela Watson
I've had this on my "to read" list for a while now, so I'm excited to finally have an excuse to read it. Who doesn't need some inspiration for improving enjoyment in the classroom? I've heard great things about this, so I am hoping it's as helpful to me as many others found it.