9.11.17 It’s Monday! What are you Reading? Back from summer

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?

{Celebrating the books we’ve read in the past week


the titles we are currently reading.}

This meme is originated by Jen and Kellee at TeachMentorTexts. Thanks!

Since this is the first post on the IMWAYR blog, I need to share my summer reads first. This is most of them.  Are you ready?


This is the sequel to Sunny Side Up. I went to middle school with a girl who is missing her brother.

{By the way, most of these pictures are what I call BOOKselfies. We’ll talk more about those next week 🙂  }

I struggled to find a reason to stay alive, until I found someone to live for.

I spent my free time picking through other peoples’ garbage looking for the most important things—this was my punishment for throwing a brick at the local garbage picker.

I killed a kid when the slap shot I took on the local frozen pond hit him in his defective heart.

I wandered in a town in Florida that gets a lot of lightning strikes and a where a new girl from a northern city comes… and tries to steal my bff.



I tried to do 65 good things in my neighborhood to make people’s lives better–even though my parents and brother had no time for me.

I learned what it was like for Shannon Hale to grow up and how she was quirky and had difficulty fitting in.

I was on the run–from the Nazis in WWII, the Cuban government, and the war in Syria.

I had a heart disease that the doctors couldn’t fix and almost died.

I went to Oregon where the crime I thought my group had solved as kids turned out to by far from over–and became much more mysterious.


I was a robot who crashed on an abandoned island and learned to live with nature; I even adopted a son.


I went to the futuristic City of Ark where, after most of the world has been destroyed by natural disasters, people are limited to 500 words.


The most recent book I finished was:

Description from IndieBound

Two Truths and a Lie is the first book in a fascinating new series that presents some of the most crazy-but-true stories about the living world as well as a handful of stories that are too crazy to be true–and asks readers to separate facts from the fakes

Did you know that there is a fungus that can control the mind of an ant and make it do its bidding? Would you believe there is such a thing as a corpse flower–a ten-foot-tall plant with a blossom that smells like a zombie? How about a species of octopus that doesn’t live in water but rather lurks in trees in the Pacific Northwest?

Every story in this book is strange and astounding. But not all of them are real. Just like the old game in this book’s title, two out of every three stories are completely true and one is an outright lie. Can you guess which? It’s not going to be easy. Some false stories are based on truth, and some of the true stories are just plain unbelievable. And they’re all accompanied by dozens of photos, maps, and illustrations. Amaze yourself and trick your friends as you sort out the fakes from the facts

The truths in this book were so fantastical that I almost didn’t believe them. It was almost impossible to figure out which of the stories was fiction. If you like reading about the crazy things that go on in our natural world, you’ll dig this book.


Did you catch my
this past week?

I’m just getting started with this one. Mrs. Nielsen is one of my fave authors!


Still searching for a new one…

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