Monday, September 3, 2018

The RAHM Report for 9/3/18

What I Finished Reading

  • Read and Gone (ARC) by Allison Brook ⭐⭐⭐
    This was a decent cozy mystery, on par with the first book of the series, Death Overdue. I'm still not sure of the purpose of the ghost character, but I did enjoy gaining more insight into Carrie's relationship with her jewel thief dad.
  • Reading Together by Diane W. Frankenstein ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
    This is a book everyone who reads with kids should find immediately! The author succinctly summarizes everything you could possibly need to know about reading aloud in a few short sections and then provides dozens of recommendations for books to read with kids of all ages, along with great questions, quotes, and ideas to spark discussion. 
  • Reading in the Wild by Donalyn Miller and Susan Kelley ⭐⭐⭐⭐
    I liked this companion to The Book Whisperer even more than the first book. It made me think a lot about my own reading habits and the habits of lifelong readers that my young daughters already exhibit.

Did Not Finish

  • Ignore It!: How Selectively Looking the Other Way Can Decrease Behavioral Problems and Increase Parenting Satisfaction by Catherine Pearlman, audiobook read by Christine Williams
    I wanted to read this, but my library only has the audiobook and I just don't like listening to parenting books. If I can find an ebook or a physical copy, I might revisit it in the future. 

What I'm Currently Reading

  • Bury Your Dead by Louise Penny 46% 
    I started out listening to the audio book but my mind kept wandering and I had a hard time following the changes in scene and time period without seeing character names in print. So I downloaded the ebook from the library and things are going much faster. I am especially enjoying how the story revisits the murder from the previous book.  
  • Montana Sky by Nora Roberts 2%
    Two people are waiting for this book after me on Open Library and it's due back in 4 or 5 days. I've been wanting to read it for a while, so I think I might just try to power through it tomorrow. I have a cold and have mostly just been resting so I should be able to do it. 
  • Come Back to Me by Sharon Sala, audiobook read by Amy Rubinate 44%
    I wanted a quick, light audiobook and this was was a new featured audiobook on Hoopla. It's been much easier to listen to than Bury Your Dead and so far, and I'll probably finish it in another day or two. 
  • The Vanderbeekers and the Hidden Garden by Karina Yan Glaser 5%
    I realized I didn't read any children's novels this week and quickly got this one going. I'm just starting out, but so far it seems very much like the first book (which I enjoyed so that's good!) 
I'll be linking up today with Unleashing Readers/Teach Mentor Texts and Book Date for It's Monday! What Are You Reading?


  1. I often thought that the "ignoring" helped a lot, with parenting & in the classroom! And I loved Reading In The Wild, too. It is full of ideas & just fun to read.

  2. I hope I can get a copy of The Vanderbeekers and the Hidden Garden when it's released. I enjoyed the first book and hope to re-enter their world very soon. Thanks for all the shares this week, Katie! Have a wonderful reading week!

  3. I enjoyed Montana Sky and hope you find the time to read it before it has to go back. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

  4. I've been meaning to read Donalyn Miller's books for awhile now.

  5. I have the first Vanderbeekers book on my TBR shelf. My weekly updates

  6. Have a great reading week! I hope you can stop by:


  7. I want to read the Vanderbeekers. Hope you enjoy it. I didn't read any childrens books last week either. Only got through 3 chapteres of Redwall with my kids.

  8. I loved Reading in the Wild and recommended it to two of my keynote speeches last week. Donalyn Miller is awesome.