Monday, March 30, 2015

It's Monday! What are you reading?

It's Monday! What are you reading? is a meme hosted by Sheila at Book Journeys. Jen Vincent over at Teach Mentor Texts and Kellee Moye from Unleashing Readers decided to put a children's and YA spin on it and they invite anyone with an interest to join in. You can participate by creating your post then visit one of their sites to add your site. Finally, visit at least three participant blogs and comment to spread the love.

If you want to know more about what I am reading, visit me at my Goodreads shelf. Images via Goodreads unless otherwise noted.

The Past Week: 

Adelita and the Veggie Cousins/Adelita y Las Primas Verduritas by Diane Gonzales Bertrand is a book to use when teaching about veggies, but it isn't a riveting story. The Chicken-Chasing Queen of Lamar County by Janice N. Harrington cracked me up. The collage is well done and the story is entraining and funny. Trouble by Jane Kurtz was one that I read at the Ethiopia night I went to last week. I believe it's a retelling of an Ethiopian tale. It's lighthearted and fun too. Finally, Sybil the Backpack Fairy #1 (Nina) by Michael Rodriguez was a cute middle grade graphic novel about a girl who finds a mischievous fairy and another creature in her backpack. Trouble and Chicken-Chasing Queen were my two favorites.

Aside from finishing those four books, I am also in the midst of a few. I'm reading several at a time. I'm also listening to The Plague of Doves one more time since I know the secrets now. As soon as I finished it a week ago, I put the first CD right back into the player. :)

The Coming Week:
I'll be re-reading Gabi a Girl in Pieces and hopefully I'll finish a few of the ones that I'm currently reading. Beyond that, I'm not sure if I will finish any unless some picture books jump into my hands. Have a great week!


  1. I'm intrigued by Everything You wanted to know about Indians but were afraid to ask. The Chicken-Chasing Queen looks like a fun book to read.

    1. Everything You Wanted to Know is really quite interesting. Both are definitely worth the read.

  2. Ah! Thank you for sharing the Everything You Wanted to Know About Indians but Were Afraid To Ask title! I am Indian, so I always like to dive into books about Indians. It is always interesting to see other perspectives from people of different tribes. I added it to my TBR list!

  3. The fact that you are rereading Gabi makes me happy that I have put it out as my next novel to read! Love the cover of Trouble.