June 20, 2016

What I've Been Reading!

1.  The Batboy by Mike Lupica 

     This was a great book about a boy named Brian who is struggling finding who he is without his dad being present.  Brian gets a job as the batboy for the Detroit Tigers.  This book will interest anyone who has a love for baseball or is struggling with family issues.  I feel like it is a good 4th/5th grade level read.  I would give it a 5 STARS! 

2. The False Prince Series:  I love this book series. Boys and girls both will love this series.  It is also a good 5th grade level read.  Saga is the main character who is an orphan, however his fate changes. The author definitely has some surprises for the reader throughout this series!  It is a quick read!!!  5 STARS!!! 
3. A Year in the Life of a Complete and Total Genius by Stacey Matson
This book was written in letter and journal entry form.  It took me longer to read, because it was harder to follow the story line.  Arthur is struggling with the death of his mom throughout the book.  He also deals with a bully situation and of course likes a girl! I would give this book 3 ½ stars.  Not my favorite, but still a good read.

4. The Big Field by Mike Lupica
Wow! I’m loving his books! He captures me with the story plot every time.  Hutch is a baseball player that thinks he doesn’t have a good relationship with his father.  The book has a great ending.  5 STARS!!!!


  1. It was so great to spend time with you at TpTOrlando16, Lisa! I love your blog - great reading list and fun activities! Please drop by our blog sometime: itallstartedwithflubber.com

    (How is it we spent a couple of hours together and didn't even talk books? I love reading and have read some pretty great new books this summer. Be sure to check out The Think About Leftovers and Nine, Ten: A September 11 Story! I also enjoyed Lily and Dunkin and The Seventh Wish for tackling tough subjects with honesty, grace and dignity.)

  2. Yikes - silly me - The THING About Leftovers - sorry for typo! CC Payne is the author and she loves to connect with readers!