Thursday, April 24, 2014

Just grab a good book . . .

I am getting ready to begin school in about 10 days. I have all of my books for my first class but am worried that with school I won't have time to delve into my ever-growing list of *books to read in summer*. In an attempt to shorten the list I have been reading, reading, reading . . .

I wanted to showcase a few of the books I have read over the past few months.


This book is sad and haunting and utterly painful to read at times. It has stayed with me. I have found myself thinking about it on and off for the past few weeks and will sometimes catch myself crying. It has brought up things that I haven't thought about in years. I highly recommend it . . Just make sure you read something upbeat before and after it.

This is a book that I will read again and again. It is timeless and full of wisdom. Plus, I love everything she writes. When the pain of something is so deep and raw we wonder if the pain will ever stop. Lamott believes that ordinary life allows us to keep going. We keep living and in that, we build this blanket of grace, thankfulness, love, and faith that envelops and protects us, allowing us to live a full life.

I am currently reading this book. There are a lot of mixed reviews coming in. So far, I am reading it and thinking of the students in my first grade class. The stories in this book are similar to a lot of young adults around the world yet they are still so painful for the enduring teenagers. When is enough enough?

I am reading this at a very interesting time in my life . . . I am researching how to implement Smart Start at our school and this book has planted a seed. A seed I am very excited about.

And this is what's on my plate for my first class . . .

What's on your summer book list?

1 comment:

  1. I'm reading "I Got Schooled" and "Engaging Students with Poverty in Mind." Both books are fantastic. Let me know if you need any help with your Admin Courses. Stephanie from Principal Principles