Monday, April 16, 2018

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.

Last Week in Books:

I had a great week of reading even though I didn't read a ton. I read For Every One by Jason Reynolds ahead of seeing him later this week. It's a great inspirational book that will have you wanting to jump up and go chasing some dreams. Jabber-Walking is by Juan Felipe Herrera & is a seriously quirky poetry book that encourages readers to get out on a walk and create poetry while out there. Of course, I had to get my jabberwalking boots on and get out there in spite of the somewhat ridiculous but beautiful snow we got this weekend. *rolls eyes at snow again*


Mommy's Khimar is a gorgeous book that I won through the #muslimshelfspace giveaway from earlier this year.

The rest of the books were those that I read at the CCBC Choices presentation I attended this week. The CCBC is based at UW-Madison, but they travel around the state to share books. You may have heard of them as they compile some excellent statistics about diversity in childrens and YA publishing industry each year.

My last bookish item was while watching my most recent Korean drama My Love From a Star, I caught sight of The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane.

The Coming Week: 
I'm still reading Dread Nation (really loving it) and have a whole pile of books from the library. I still need to read Hillbilly Elegy and Far From the Tree for two different book clubs that meet next week. Happy reading to you!

Reading Challenge Updates: 
Goodreads Challenge 2018 - 78/800
Diversity on the Shelf 2018 - 47/300
#MustReadin2018 - 10/30


  1. I shared Jabberwalking a few weeks ago and love that you did it, too, and in the snow! Wonderful poem, love that robin cursing!

  2. Oh I love your winter jabberwalk poem! We've had the back-forth weather here. It's shocking to go from 78 degrees to a blizzard!

    I saw Dread Nation is available in my library and just almost grabbed it up. I'll be anxious to hear what you think of it!

  3. I've got a hold on Mommy's Khimar, I can't wait to put it up on display!

  4. Jabber Walking was so quirky, but also so much fun!
    And I cannot wait to read Jason's newest--I just love how he writes.
    And I cannot wait to read Dread Nation--that cover is epic!

    Happy reading this week!

  5. I'm glad you liked A Girl Called Echo. I was working in a library last week where the students were studying aspects of Canadian history. One boy was looking at the fur trade and the conflict between the two fur trading companies. I asked him what he knew about the Pemmican Wars. Unfortunately they didn't have this book, but I did find some other resources for him to read about the role of the Metis.

  6. A Girl Called Echo looks powerful! Hillbilly Elegy sounds perfect for our current reading theme - will wait to see how you find it before I search for it in our libraries. :)