ending June with some good books…

“The Ozarkers” by Blevins – good book to prepare me for my trip to Mizzou – except I ended up not going:(

“The Hate U Give” by Angie Thomas – good – not a book I’d put in the middle school library, but a good high school YA

“On the Come Up” by Angie Thomas – good – a high school YA – i wasn’t thrilled with the first 100 pages or so, but it picked up and was great later

“Concrete Rose” by Angie Thomas – the most explicit of the three – but I probably liked this one the most – it was a prequel for THUG

“Shoutin’ in the Fire” by Dante Stewart – comes out this fall – is an excellent, excellent book – recommended it when I was in SC book club

“Becoming Elisabeth Elliot” by Vaughn – good book – at the local library – enjoyed reading it

“Hail Mary” by D’Arlangelo and Cretaz – professional football for women – the history of it – lots I didn’t know

“Mister Impossible” by Stiefvater – recommended to me – meh…

“The Baseball 100” by Posnanski – really great book – 843 pages long – which I read in four days b/c I love baseball:)

Summer 2021

Empire of the Air by Lewis – good book – re-issued from 20 years ago – about the early history of radio

“The Future of Us” – a re-read – enjoyed it yet again – very clever book for YA

“Aftermath” by Isler – tough read for a YA audience – good, but a tough read

“The Way of the Father” by Michael W. Smith – really enjoyed this one – and gave me something to talk to my sister about

“Let them Lead” by John U. Bacon – disappointing book about his time as hockey coach – so glad he did everything right (eye roll)

“Dusk Night Dawn” by Lamott – went out of my comfort zone for this one – I’m ready to be back in my comfort zone:)

“Breath” by Nestor – good book – plenty to think about in terms of running – tried to share some of the advice with my students – not sure they listened:)

“Make the Right Call” by Mark Richt – excellent book – enjoyed it – and my cameo in his life at the 2012 SEC Championship game

“Undaunted” by Jackie Speier – great book – really amazing life she’s led – and a very courageous life