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Joined May 2016

HS English Teacher and avid reader. No book affects two people the same. What will your verse be?
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The Nix by Nathan Hill
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Beartown: A Novel by Fredrik Backman
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It is fiction, but based on a true event. Between 1925-1950 children were basically stolen from poor families and sold to wealthy families. This story follows one such family of children. I listen to the audiobook and absolutely loved it!

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A Spark of Light | Jodi Picoult
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My favorite author does it again. 12 hour drive home was perfect to start and finish this gem.

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The Nix | Nathan Hill
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Summer heatwave in Texas. Staying cool inside.

WanderingBookaneer I loved this one! 6mo
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Dark Witch | Nora Roberts
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Reading through this trilogy. It is a good read, but would love to see more character development and backstory.

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Summer of '69 | Elin Hilderbrand
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I have a serious book buying problem.

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The Lost | Natasha Preston
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Was a favorite author for many of my students this year. Reading her newest book.

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The Immortalists | Chloe Benjamin
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Schools out! Summer reading time! #teachersoflitsy

Lovesbooks87 Yay! You have some pretty amazing books in this stack! Enjoy! 6mo
AmyG Great books! 6mo
Shakespearience The 57 Bus is SO GOOD! 6mo
Nessavamusic Yes it‘s the greatest! 6mo
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Pieces of Her | Karin Slaughter
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Someday | David Levithan
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Have read half the book just waiting for the dr.

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Such a sweet story.

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Untitled | Unknown
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CathyJ What did you think of Pretty Girls by Karin Slaughter? I got it on sale last year but keep put off reading it. 11mo
ashley_gilman @CathyJ I LOVED Pretty Girls. Although it was very, very dark at parts, it was addicting. You should definitely read it - I‘d love to know what you think 😊 (edited) 11mo
APLitlife Pretty Girls was pretty dark and shocking, but I really enjoyed it. I “read” it by audiobook and had a hard time having to stop it. I sat in my driveway many a night after getting home to finish a chapter.😁 @CathyJ 11mo
CathyJ @ashley_gilman Thanks! Maybe I'll have to give it a try. 11mo
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Untilted | Autechre
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Sing, Unburied, Sing | Jesmyn Ward
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As a teacher, I do have get as much free reading as I would like. I missed my goal by just a few books this year, so I am setting it again at 2 books a month. Starting with one of my tbr that has been on my shelf for awhile.

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No Exit: A Novel | Taylor Adams
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Lots of twists and turns. I really enjoyed it.

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Following the lead of others. I love to see and learn about the readers I am following. I have always been a huge reader and it just seemed fitting to become an English teacher. I teach sophomores and AP Literature and am known for making quite a few readers of my students. Their favorite part of class is SSR, they love to relax and read. I have two teens and am also a basketball coach.

kspenmoll Fellow #teachersoflitsy! I co-teach freshman Hs English & am special educator 9-12 in inclusive public school.❤️📚 11mo
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No Exit: A Novel | Taylor Adams
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Book #1 of the Christmas break. Reading instead of finishing Christmas shopping.

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Purple Hibiscus: A Novel | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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Semester‘s over! Now to catch up on reading books instead of essays. #teachersolitsy

LiteraryinLititz Congrats!! 12mo
Tamra Yay! 12mo
AmyG Have a great holiday and time off! 12mo
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Christmas gift from a student. How awesome is this cup for an English teacher? #teachersoflitsy

Tamra So cool!! 12mo
Ddzmini 😍😍😍 12mo
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The Poet X | Elizabeth Acevedo
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At the ALAN conference. Amazing book haul for my classroom. #teachersoflitsy

BookishMarginalia That is fabulous! 13mo
ravenlee 😲🎉 13mo
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Ender's Game | Orson Scott Card
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Sci-fi, Horror, fantasy (although, I will pick one up here and there, I normally skip right past)

Blair_Reads Historical fiction, romance, and western. I need to be more open to grabbing something from these genres 1y
Rachel.Rencher Romance, western & science fiction 13mo
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Frankestein | Mary Shelley
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Can‘t wait to wear my new shirt to school. #teachersoflitsy

CoffeeNBooks I love this!! 1y
GingerAntics Okay that‘s just perfect. 1y
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staci.reads Love it! Where did you find this? 1y
APLitlife @staci.reads If you are on Instagram, a teacher @buildingbooklove designs and sells them. Her shirt design this year is “I read Dead people”. 1y
staci.reads Thanks! I'll check her out. 1y
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A Column of Fire | Ken Follett
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Finally getting a chance to start this one. The first two of this series, #pillarsoftheearth and #worldwithoutend are two of my most favorite books. Excited that he finally wrote a third and hope that it holds up to the first two.

Andrew65 Enjoy 😊 1y
TrishB Love these books 👍🏻 1y
Jee_HookedOnBookz Loved the series! Such a brilliant author! 14mo
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What a sad and beautiful story.

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Finished another great book in SSR with my students. #teachersoflitsy

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1984 (School & Library) | George Orwell
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Starting this next week with my kiddos. #teachersoflitsy #APreading

Samplergal 😱 1y
staci.reads 🤗 oh, the discussions that will be had 🤗 1y
GingerAntics ❤️❤️❤️ 1y
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Station Eleven | Emily St John Mandel
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Saturday is for reading something that does not have “essay” in the title. #teachersoflitsy

Slajaunie I liked this book. 1y
AmyG Great book. 1y
BookNerd9906 ❤️❤️❤️ 1y
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LiterRohde The best book I read this year. 1y
APLitlife So glad to hear it is a good one! 1y
Zelma So so so so good! 😍 1y
Nute Right on! 1y
Jee_HookedOnBookz One of my favs!! 14mo
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Wow! @CindyMyLifeIsLit I am overwhelmed with all the goodies! I am an office supply junkie and I can‘t wait to take it to school and start using it! Looking forward to some reading, too. I read along with my students during their SSR time and I was needing some new material. Thank you again so much! #Tcps #teacherscarepackageswap

staci.reads Omg..those page markers 😍 1y
CindyMyLifeIsLit I‘m so glad you like all of it!! I hope you didn‘t already have any of those books. They were all on your tbr, but that doesn‘t always mean you don‘t own them. 1y
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Starting my #bookaweekchallenge with this mystery book. Trying to work my way through my BOTM pile.

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#bookaweekchallenge Although I should be grading, I am in! Trying to set an example for my students. @TheReadingMermaid

kspenmoll 🙌🏻 1y
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Teachers Rock! | Todd Parr
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Sending this out tomorrow! #teacherscarepackageswap #TCPS

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Wonderful and heartbreaking tale of a child growing up hated by her family and ostracized by her stepmother. A true story of growing up in China. Hoping to use this thin my classroom this year. #teachersoflitsy

staci.reads We have used the original version Falling Leaves in junior English classes. I love that book! It made me so angry! 1y
Reviewsbylola I read this in high school and loved it so much. 1y
APLitlife @Reviewsbylola I am so glad to hear this. 1y
APLitlife @staci.reads I have ordered that one to read also. This one seems to be more for younger students, but still very good. 1y
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Illuminae | Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
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Books donated by a parent! #teachersoflitsy

staci.reads Nice! 1y
AmyG Wow! 1y
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Joy0201 That‘s awesome and reminds me I need to do my yearly Donors Choose begging for books for class! 1y
APLitlife @Joy0201 I would love to try Donors Choose. 1y
Joy0201 @APLitlife I highly recommend! Ive done about three campaigns so far. All got fully funded. One mostly by my friends and family, the other two from corporate donors. The only “catch” is the materials belong to the school, so you kind of have to coordinate with the library. But I‘m happy to have the books! 1y
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Hate List | Jennifer Brown
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A parent has given me this list of books, many YA, that she is donating. I can pick some or all of them to have! I have selected most of them😄 #teachersoflitsy #blessingsfromparents #60newbooks!

britt_brooke Nice!! 1y
CoffeeNBooks That's so awesome!! 1y
Lovesbooks87 That's amazing! 1y
GingerAntics Oh wow, that is awesome!!! 1y
tracey38 That's awesome! 1y
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Nice little story. Great understanding of how words and books can change lives. #myreadingbuddy

Nute This book caught me by surprise. I loved it! 1y
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Reading to see if I want to add it to my curriculum. Has anyone read it?

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There There: A novel | Tommy Orange
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Such a sobering look at identity and heritage.

juliegumdrop I want to read this for my library book club. 1y
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Pretty Girls: A Novel | Karin Slaughter
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At the AP Conference, but listening to my audio book in between sessions. #teachersoflitsy

Ddzmini I love the patern on you pants dress(?) 1y
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Pretty Girls: A Novel | Karin Slaughter
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Only halfway through this and I am floored! Along the lines of James Patterson and non-stop intensity. Not for the faint of heart, for it does deal with a serial killer and kind of violent, but but full of surprises!

tracey38 I enjoyed this one! 1y
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Using up some of my credits since I didn‘t order any books the last few months.

Samplergal The Heart‘s Invisible Furies is amazing. ❤️ 1y
APLitlife @Samplergal That is the one I am starting first! 1y
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Finishing another by audio. I liked the story, but became kind of predictable.

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Homegoing: A novel | Yaa Gyasi
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Wonderful book! Adding to my AP class reading list this year. It follows two African half-sisters descendants as one stays in Africa and one is sold into slavery. Amazing journeys. #teachersoflitsy

Tashreads I adored this book 😍 1y
Sace This was an amazing book! I hope more teachers make it part of their curriculum. 1y
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The Good Earth | Pearl S. Bck
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Doing some reading for school while camping in the Smoky Mountains. #teachersoflitsy

tracey38 Have fun camping. That's a beautiful area. 1y
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Hanging out in the 5th wheel, out of the heat. I like a book that is not predictable, this one kept me guessing and had some big surprises that were not left for the very end.

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hermyknee Thanks for the repost! ☺️ (edited) 2y
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I didn‘t think that I would like this book at first, for I am not a fan of the fantasy genre. But, after finishing it all I can say is “Wow!” and i can‘t wait for the next one! Very powerful!

jdiehr I stacked this book not being a fantasy fan myself, but reviews like this make me want to give it a whirl anyway 2y
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Summertime | Vanessa Lafaye
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Turning the alarms off for the summer! #teachersoflitsy

tjwill It feels nice, doesn‘t it? 2y
JoScho That is the best!!! 2y
APLitlife @tjwill and @JoScho , yes, it is wonderful. 2y
staci.reads 🤗 2y
hermyknee So lucky! We don‘t finish until Friday 😭 2y
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1. Working my way through some of my YA books to add to my classroom shelves.
2.Going to see Solo, spend some time by the pool and watch the Rockets 🚀
3. Shrimp and crawfish or just simply burgers and Hot Dogs. #manicmonday @JoScho

JoScho Enjoy your day ❤️ 2y
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Bone Gap | Laura Ruby
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@AmyG Thank you so much! Ken Follet! We were both on the same page there! Love Wally Lamb and have wanted to read Bone Gap for a long time. Thank you also for the note book and post-its. I have been known to kind of hoard office supplies 😄. Can‘t wait to try the tea! Love the bottle, and had to put Sadie in the picture with it😄. Thank you again for everything! #bottleandbookswap @JoScho

ElishaLovesBooks Those are some awesome books!!! Looks like a great swap package!😊 2y
AmyG Glad you liked everything! It was fun to shop for you. 😘 2y
JoScho That bottle 😍 @amyg 2y
RebelReader Awesome package of goodies and great books! I love your fur baby too! 2y
tracey38 Love the bottle! 2y
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Summer is officially here! This is where I am going to spend a lot of my time reading for pleasure. Starting with Children of Blood and Bone. #teachersoflitsy

britt_brooke Beautiful! 2y
FeatherV I just finished children of blood and bone last night. It‘s amazing! 2y
C.Perone Beautiful place to read!! Happy summer😎🌞 2y
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staci.reads So jealous! We have 2 weeks left because of all those ridiculous ice and snow days 😭😭😭 2y
staci.reads Also jealous of the gorgeous pool! Enjoy! 2y
APLitlife @staci.reads We are just lucky the State did not make us make up the 3-4 weeks we missed because of Hurricane Harvey. Our school flooded and we had to relocate. So our two snow days were not required to be made up either. 2y
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Finally received the full set of Michael Vey books. These are the most popular books among my male readers. Had to get the full set again to replace missing ones in my classroom.