Ok, ok. I messed up. I have a review for Siege and Storm ready to go but I don’t have it today.
You see, I thought I would have time last night to get a review put together, but I got home from my first day back to school — YES! I get to see students in a little less than a week! — and I was just so beat I didn’t know if I could form actual thoughts about Siege and Storm.
So the plan: I will write the review on Friday night, when I’m home and less tired, and set it to publish for next Friday. I would say Wednesday, however, I’m really excited for the top five Wednesday.
Anyway, I’ve been in total teacher-mode lately and one of the things I find myself doing a lot is thinking about possible books I can read with my students. Alas, this post was born. Here are five books that I want to read on my own, or with my students, this school year.
The Witches by Roald Dahl
I’m becoming known for my love of Roald Dahl. My students read Charlie and the Chocolate Factory last year, and I really debated having them read The BFG this year. The only hangup was that my school doesn’t have any class copies.
A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle
This is a book I have wanted to read for a long time that I’ve yet to get the opportunity to read. Hopefully I can couple this with The Witches and try to play them off of each other as a lesson. Who knows. It may be a terrible idea.
Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine
Ok. I saw the movie when I was 11 and I thought it was amazing. Fast forward to Eden at 25 and I still love this movie. Obviously the book is amazing if the movie is good. Right?
The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
This list is looking rather tragic. I’m sure right now many of you are asking, “How has this girl, a book blogger, never read The Secret Garden. Well, I’ll tell you. I hated reading as a child and this was another book that I thoroughly enjoyed the film adaptation to.
The Little Prince by Antoine de Sainte-Exupery
I have this book in my classroom and all of my students fight over it when we do independent reading. At first I thought it was because it was the shortest book and they were looking for something small, but I later found out it’s because all of them think it’s an awesome story. If the kids love it, I’m sure I’ll love it.