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May TBR Challenge: Read a Book that is NOT a Novel!

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Happy May everyone!

I can’t believe that is May already. Time is flying by. A new month, means it is time for a new TBR challenge. I have been doing well with completing the monthly challenges. This month, I pulled: read a book that is not a novel. This means something like a nonfiction book, a book of poems or a book of short stories. I say this about all of the months, but I am excited about this month. I read mostly fiction novels. I like to read different types of fiction, but I usually stay within that genre. To be truthful, I do not even own many nonfiction books. I just got back from New Jersey and they had a huge Barnes & Noble next to my hotel. I picked up two nonfiction novels (along with some other things :)) that will meet this challenge.

Here are the books that I am going to try and read this month.

1. The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl by Issa Rae: I picked this book out when I was just browsing through the Barnes & Noble in New Jersey. The title caught my eye. This is a memoir of Issa, who is an introvert and sometimes awkward and black. After reading the synopsis, I have many things is common with Issa. I am interested to see what she has to say. I will be reading this right after I post this blog. 🙂

2. We Should Hang Out Sometime by Josh Sundquist: Josh Sundquist is a Youtuber and I have been watching his videos for a while. I love his math nerd videos. If you have not seen one, you have to check them out. In this memoir, Josh goes back to all of his past relationships to see why they did not work out. Being a math nerd, I love how he incorporated graphs and diagrams into the memoir.

3. I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai with Patricia McCormick (young readers edition): I originally got this book when it first came out. I have the adult version, but I have not read it yet. I often look for books that I think will be good in my classroom library. When I saw this, I thought it might make a good addition to my classroom library. My fourth graders can see how children can make a difference in their world too. I have also mentioned Malala to them when we were discussing the freedoms that we have in America that other countries do not. I am going to read it first to make sure it is appropriate, but I think my students will be excited to read this book.

I am really looking forward to reading from a genre that I am not used to. What are you reading this month? Let me know in the comments below.

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