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 now...you 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.
The Past Week on the Blog:
#Classroombookaday booksWhat If... by Samantha Berger, illuatrated by Mike Curato
We Don't Eat Our Classmates by Ryan T. Higgins
The Day You Begin by Jacqueline Woodson illustrated by Rafael López
The Big Umbrella co-written by Amy June Bates and Juniper Bates
I finally finished An American Marriage. The audio was a little annoying, but it was my only option if I wanted to read it for our Battle of the Books competition coming up at the end of the week. The story is intense and a heart-breaker. It's one I'm glad I read though. The 57 Bus is also intense. These were both on our Battle list and both worth the read.
Another book I read (as a re-read) for Battle was The Birchbark House. I love this book of family and survival.
Finally, I read the Digital ARC (via Netgalley) of American Road Trip (another #MustReadin2018 book) which comes out next week. I loved Patrick Scott-Flores' book Jumped In, so I was really looking forward to this one. It did not disappoint. I'll review it later this week for Rich in Color.
The Coming Week: I'm re-reading The Latehomecomer by Kao Kalia Yang because she will be in town later this week and it's also the monthly pick for our neighborhood book club. I have her book The Song Poet too, so may get to that. I'm also re-reading American Panda for our battle on Friday. I hope you have a great week!
Reading Challenge Updates:
Goodreads Challenge 2018 - 455/800
Diversity on the Shelf 2018 - 143/300
#MustReadin2018 - 19/30