I love books. Love love love books. I read way too often, sometimes as a form of procrastination. So, I'm joining up with Jodi at Clutter-Free Classroom for her summer reading linky party.
This year, I've read a lot of good books on both the personal and professional side. Most of my teacher-y books were on teaching reading: Guided Reading: Good First Teaching for All Children, The CAFE Book, The Daily 5, Literacy Work Stations, and so on. I think everyone has read those, really.
On the SpEd side, I picked up The Out-of-Sync Child, which I am still struggling through. Do not read that one as an e-book, the formatting sucks. I also read Journal of Best Practices and Aspergirls, which were both lovely but not necessarily geared towards teachers.
I read a bunch of personal books, but the ones that all my teacher friends are buzzing about are the Fifty Shades of Grey Trilogy. I read them forever ago, but didn't say anything until the first grade team leader asked me (I was embarrassed!!!) They're great, but a little dark and twisty.
I'd recommend any of the above for summer reading, except with the caveat that you shouldn't get The Out-of-Sync Child, on your Nook or Kindle.
Now, for what I'm reading this summer. . .
After we leave school this week, first on my list are Math Work Stations, rereading all of the Harry Potter series (thanks, Pottermore!) and Gabriel's Rapture. My first-grade-teacher-friend also said I'd like The Marriage Bargain. I have 45 more books on my to-read list on Goodreads, so let me know if you want any more recommendations.