What I’m (Looking Forward To) Reading


After a long, busy, work-filled weekend, I arrived home today to find these three small joys waiting for me. Three new, hope-filled books.

I love to read. I love it with my whole heart, and in addition to the act of reading, I just love the physicality of a book. I love its smells, its weight, the texture of the cover and pages, the way it looks on my shelf sitting next to other books. Libraries are magical places, and the access they give for all to share in the joy of reading is indisputable. I am working on my book-buying addition (trying to), but it is a work in progress.

These three books are a small snippet of what I’m hoping to read next. The Book Whisperer by Donalyn Miller is about how we get all of our kids reading (and excited about it) and is a recommendation from a wonderful teacher who taught an English class I took earlier this winter. The Power of their Ideas by Deborah Meier I picked up after learning more about Mission Hill School in Boston, which is doing admirable and inspiring work in the field of arts-integrated and community-centered education. And Me, My Hair, and I edited by Elizabeth Benedict is a compilation of short stories from different women about their complex relationships with their hair. As someone who considers her own hair a huge part of her identity, I have been eager to read this one for a while.

So, there is much to look forward to. What are you all reading these days? Any good recommendations? Happy Sunday dear friends. Here’s hoping that you could catch a glimpse of that sweet sun setting.



  1. I get to go hear Donalyn Miller on Wednesday when she presents to all the middle school teachers in my district. I will probably slice about it on Thursday.

  2. Interesting books to read! I really want to read Book Whisperer as I’ve heard it’s really good from a few teachers as well. I think that hair book sounds really cute! I’ve always struggled with my hair. I’m going to have to look into that book. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Love hearing about your book choices. The Book Whisperer is marvelous, as are all of Donalyn’s books. I read & review a lot of books, but retired a couple of years ago, so read fewer PD books. There are many books available recently for teachers, but also in children’s lit. The recent awards might give you a good array of titles!

  4. I’m stopping by posts about books and reading today, and there are many. I loved The Book Whisperer, filled with wonderful ideas for enticing readers. Some of my favorite recent reads are The Girl Who Drank the Moon, this year’s Newbery winner; Wolf Hollow, a Newbery Honor book; and Elizabeth Alexander’s memoir The Light of the World.

  5. These are great recommendations! I love that there is a book about, well, hair! 🙂 It sounds so interesting! I will have to take a look at the Book Whisperer. Sounds like a good one! Thanks for sharing!

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