Sunday, April 23, 2017

It's Monday! What are you reading?

It's Monday! What are you Reading? is a meme hosted by Kathryn at Book Date. It's a great way to recap what you read and/or reviewed the previous week and to plan out your reading and reviews for the upcoming week. It's also a great chance to see what others are reading right just might discover your next “must-read” book!

Kellee Moye, of Unleashing Readers, and Jen Vincent, of Teach Mentor Texts decided to give It's Monday! What Are You Reading? a kidlit focus. If you read and review books in children's literature - picture books, chapter books, middle grade novels, young adult novels, anything in the world of kidlit - join us! We love this meme and think you will, too. We encourage everyone who participates to visit at least three of the other kidlit book bloggers that link up and leave comments for them.

If you want to know more about what I've been reading, visit my Goodreads shelf.

We finally moved into our new house. We are loving it, but are exhausted and are short on time. I haven't done an update for a few weeks. I also missed the #MustReadin2017 update in the chaos. Here are the posts that happened in the meantime and a few screenshots of what I've been reading in between packing, cleaning and unpacking.

Last Week on the Blogs:
I didn't work on any true blog posts, but I have been posting spine poems all through the month of April over on my instagram account. Here are a few:

Kelly Jensen (veronikellymars) had the idea to do spine poems every day for Poetry Month and I am glad she challenged people to join in the fun. It's been a great addition to my day.

Last Week in Books: 

I loved A Prayer for World Peace. It's beautiful and was perfect for Earth Day. One Last Word: Wisdom from the Harlem Renaissance was an excellent collection of poetry. Radio Silence was a nice relaxing young adult novel that made me smile more often than not. The rest of the books were also nice, but those three were the standouts.

The Coming Week:
I'm reading Miles Morales (A Spider-Man Novel) by Jason Reynolds from NetGalley and am enjoying it so far. I also started reading Emotional Agility - an adult nonfiction book. I'm not sure what else I'll dive into, but I am sure to read lots of picture books.

Reading Challenge Updates:
Goodreads Challenge 2017 - 189/550
Diversity on the Shelf 2017 - 97/225 (goal = 50% of my books by and/or about POC)
#OwnVoices Challenge - 54/125
#MustReadin2017 - 14/24


  1. I have heard good things about Radio Silence. Glad to hear it made you smile. Those are the kind of books I tend to like.
    Sam @ WLABB

  2. I'm glad you're settling in, Crystal and love your book spine poems, especially that last one and the line (book) "Where On Earth?", so apt for moving to a new place. Thanks for taking time to share. I've noted the books, have One Last Word to read soon.

  3. I was just saying this on Jane's blog - I'm so impressed with everyone who dabbles with poetry. Finding the words I am looking for is so difficult... I get frustrated easily! Love your spine poetry.

  4. I echo what others here have said. I love the spine poetry. I'm glad you are getting settled into you new house.

  5. I love the spine poetry!! It's such a fun project to do with students, too. :-)

  6. The sight of so many picturebooks stacked together gives me such a profound sense of peace. I think I am a librarian at heart. The Jane Goodall book caught my eye - I MUST have it! :)

  7. Some Things I've Lost looks really intriguing to me. I hadn't seen that one before, so thank you for sharing!