2020 Goal Reflection & 2021 Reading Goals

One of the few highlights of the horrible year that was 2020 was how much more I was able to read than usual. I accomplished all of the literary goals I set for myself and discovered many new favorite books (as well as some least favorites, but I’m trying to forget about those just like I’m trying to forget most of 2020).

After my most impressive year of reading thus far, here are my reflections and updated goals for the new year!

Beginning of the Year Read-Alouds

As a teacher, the first week of school is an exciting, insane, and busy time (especially when beginning the year virtually!). It’s a time for getting to know new students, building classroom community, practicing routines, and establishing expectations. One of my favorite ways to accomplish all of these things is through picture books…

What to Expect

In the future, there are several kinds of posts you can expect to see as I get this blog up and running. Book Reviews Of course, the main purpose of this blog is to review books. Therefore you can expect to see posts with reviews of books that I have just finished reading. That beingContinue reading “What to Expect”

Windows and Mirrors

When I was in graduate school pursuing my Masters in Teaching, there was one concept in particular that really stuck with me. That concept was “Windows and Mirrors.” The idea is that books can be windows and/or mirrors. When a book is a “window,” that means it is a window into another world, life, orContinue reading “Windows and Mirrors”

Mission Statement

What is the purpose of “C.A. Hughes Book Reviews?” What do I hope to accomplish by starting this blog? My hope for this blog is this: To spark thoughtful conversations about the books we read and why we read them, as well as to inspire passion for reading in others through sharing insights, themes, andContinue reading “Mission Statement”