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 Blogs:
The Past Week in Books:
It was a short week so just one new #classroombookaday title - We are Grateful Otsaliheliga by Traci Sorell. It's a wonderful bilingual English/Cherokee book about gratefulness. It's beautiful.
Darius the Great is Not Okay (YA) was fabulous. I loved it tons. I expected to after I got to interview the author a while back and he recommended a tea I now love. Darius is depressed and that felt honest and real. Harbor Me was beautiful. It's a middle grade with six students finding each other and their voices in the midst of struggles. Here to Stay is a great YA with friendship, basketball, relationships, and a healthy dose of racism and bullying. The rest of my reading was what I could find in the local library's digital audio collection for my 18 hours on the road by myself getting to and from my mother's house for Thanksgiving.
Minday Kaling had me laughing in Why Not Me? I had already enjoyed a previous book of hers. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie always has interesting things to say and I really enjoyed Dear Ijeawele or A Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions. I wish I had read this early in my parenting days. It's a letter to a friend who is questioning how to raise her daughter. Astrophysics for People in a Hurry was enlightening, if a bit difficult to understand at times. Also, I like Tyson's voice.
The Coming Week: I also started a novel, I Almost Forgot About You, also on audio and have a few more hours to finish it up. It's entertaining and was great for the drive back home. I still have Binti and Voices in the Air checked out.
Goodreads Challenge 2018 - 687/800
Diversity on the Shelf 2018 - 209/300
#MustReadin2018 - 22/30