It's Monday! What are you reading? From Picture Books to YA - 9/30/13

It's Monday! What are you reading? is hosted by Sheila of Book Journey.  Jen from Teach Mentor Texts and Kellee from Unleashing Readers have adapted it to focus on Picture Books to Young Adult Books.

This is going to be an unusual "What are you reading?"  Last week was a bit insane for me.  I had several evening meetings and was super busy prepping for a training that I organized at work and a presentation that I did for the Southern California Independent Booksellers Association (SCIBA) so even though I was around books and reading I did not have much time to actually read.

However, while at the SCIBA event, I did pick up a number of 2014 Advanced Readers.  Here are some Middle Grade and YA titles that came highly recommend that you might want to add to your TBR pile for the first quarter of 2014.

January 2014

Ophelia and the Marvelous Boy by Karen Foxlee (Knopf Books)

The Impossible Knife of Memory by Laurie Halse Anderson (Viking)

February 2014

Tin Star by Cecil Castelucci (Roaring Brook)

Grasshopper Jungle by Andrew Smith (Dutton)

March 2014

Under the Egg by Laura Marx Fitzgerald (Dial)

The Last Wild by Piers Torday (Viking)

Half Bad by Sally Green (Viking)

April 2014

Noggin by John Corey Whaley (Atheneum)

So, what are you reading or most looking forward to reading?