Sunday, April 24, 2016

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.

Last Week on the Blogs:

Last Week in Books: 

Booked and Colonize This: Young Women of Color on Today's Feminism are the two that will stay with me the longest. Now I need to read some of the other novels in verse that were mentioned in Booked. I also want to read more along the lines of Colonize This. There were many authors and texts mentioned there for further reading that I am interested in following up with next. Ida Always made me cry and Puffy and Baby Dance made me smile hugely. Raymie Nightingale was a sweet story of friendship. The Land of Forgotten Girls was quite sad and emotional, but it had some hope in the end too. This is one to hand to readers who like stories where the characters are facing really tough situations. I am running out of time to write, so if you are curious about the other titles, check my Goodreads shelf. :)

The Coming Week: I just started an ARC of Lily and Dunkin (thanks to Mr. Schu!) and I have The Porcupine of Truth waiting on my shelf. Other than that, I'm not sure what I'll be grabbing. Have a great week!

Reading Challenge Updates:
Goodreads Challenge - 226/550
Diversity on the Shelf 2016 - 118/225 (goal = 50% of my books by and/or about POC)
LGBTQIA Challenge - 8/31
ReadPOC Challenge - 85/125
#MustReadin2016 - 15/54
Nonfiction Picture Book Challenge - 49/10
Around the World with Books 2016


  1. Am nearly done with Booked, but had to give it up last night in order to sleep! I'll look for Land of Forgotten Girls, Crystal. And still need to find Ida, Always. Have a great week.

  2. I am seeing Raymie Nightingale all over today. I really should give it a try. Come see what my reading week was like. Happy reading!

  3. I'm looking forward to reading Booked. I think it will arrive this week sometime. Colonize this! is on my want to read list.

  4. I remember really being on the fence about verse novels, with such unpleasant memories of poetry from high school English classes, but a few brilliant writers completely changed my opinion, and now I'm thrilled every time I see a new title on a blog! Thanks for sharing these!

  5. The Land of Forgotten Girls is one that has been popping up on blogs. I'll have to look for it.

  6. Yes! You are rocking the Diversity books. I always love to see that update on your list.
    My son is obsessed with Teeny Tiny Toady. We read it every day!

  7. I want to read Booked! I love it when one books opens the doors to many more books. I just don't know how I will keep up with all I want to read!

  8. I finished Booked this week too but haven't had time to gather my thoughts yet. I also appreciate the shout-outs to other books! Locomotion is another good one.

  9. Glad to see that you like The Land of Forgotten Girls - it is a special novel. :) I am excited to read Booked!