Sunday, October 21, 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.

The Past Week in Books: 
My #classroombookaday with all grades this week was Misunderstood Shark. When the book fair comes, I always pick a book from it and read that. We had already read My Heart Fills with Happiness so that was cool. Ame Dyckman had sent enough bookmarks and stickers for all or our students so they were excited to have those after reading too.

This Will Be My Undoing: Living at the Intersection of Black, Female, and Feminist in (White) America was quite an interesting book to read. It was on my #MustReadin2018 list. It was good to hear her perspective. How I Resist is a fabulous collection. I loved it and found it great for YA and We Rise, We Resist, We Raise Our Voices was similar in some ways, but seemed aimed more for middle grade. Both are worth reading. For fun and laughs, China Rich Girlfriend fit the bill. It's again over the top and the food descriptions made me drool.

The Coming Week: I started reading The Paris Architect for my book club, but I'm not sure if I will finish it in time - eek! I have also started Being the Change and am enjoying it. I may also get to A Girl Like That (on my #MustReadin2018 list) and Lucky Luna. Have a great week!

Reading Challenge Updates: 
Goodreads Challenge 2018 - 551/800
Diversity on the Shelf 2018 - 167/300
#MustReadin2018 - 20/30


  1. I appreciate your comments on We Rise, We Resist, We Raise Our Voices being aimed more for middle grade. I have a couple middle graders who might be interested in reading this one while How I Resist might be a little over their heads. How wonderful that Dyckman sent a bunch of bookmarks and stickers! I just love that! Have a wonderful reading week, Crystal! (By the way, the link through #IMWAYR was messed up. I had to find you another way, so see if that can be edited when you have a second).