It's Monday! What Are You Reading? is a meme hosted by Book Journey with a children's version at Teach Mentor Texts.
This week, I started by finishing The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen, the August book for Teen Reads. Guys, I'm about to blaspheme, but I don't think I get all the Sarah Dessen love. It was okay, but I spent way too much time being angry at the main character for her lack of a spine and none of the other characters seemed very well developed. I'll probably try another of her books, because this could just be a bad reader-protagonist match, but I'll be waiting a bit before that happens.
Next, I read A Mutiny in Time, the first book of the Infinity Ring series. The whole series is plotted by James Dashner and he wrote this first one. It seems to be poised to take the 39 Clues mantle, but not having read that series (yet), I can't really make a comparison. I can say it's a fun little intro to what has great potential as a larger plot. There's a cool alternate timeline setting that I wasn't expecting at all and a lot of potential for curriculum tie-ins with the visits to history (although it's far from 100% historically accurate).
My copy of A Mutiny in Time is an advance readers copy provided by Scholastic.
Finally, I started The Maze Runner, the first book in the trilogy of the same name, also by James Dashner. It's been on my reading list for quite some time, and the school visits we'll be doing with him in September are giving me a great excuse to finally start. So far, I'm really enjoying it.
Next week, I'll be continuing with the Maze Runner Trilogy with The Scorch Trials.
What are you reading?