Sunday, August 21, 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. Cover images via Goodreads unless otherwise noted.

On the blogs:

Not much else happening as I took my youngest to college, helped my oldest move to a new apartment and got my new exchange student settled in along with training for an upcoming half marathon. Ack!

Last two weeks in books:
All three of these were for review. I had a final copy of Playing for the Devil's Fire and ARCs of Another Brooklyn and Labyrinth Lost. I'll review Playing for the Devil's Fire next week at Rich in Color. I enjoyed the story though it's a rough one. I'll review Another Brooklyn here soon. It was one that made me look to my own past. It also made me think. Labyrinth Lost was a fun adventure (see above for more) and was a great escape type of story.

My audio of the Nelson Mandela book expired for a second time and I still wasn't 3/4 of the way through so I am going to move on to something else for a while. My hold for the Chernow book about Hamilton was available so I'll try that until it expires before I can finish. I think audio books should definitely have a longer checkout time especially when they are so massively long.

The Coming Week: I've started reading A Wish Before Midnight for the Rich in Color book discussion coming soon. When I finish that, I'll move on to The Door at the Crossroads. With school meetings starting this week, that may be all I read. I'm enjoying the first one so far. Happy reading!

Reading Challenge Updates:
Goodreads Challenge - 424/550
Diversity on the Shelf 2016 - 191/225 (goal = 50% of my books by and/or about POC)
LGBTQIA Challenge - 27/31
ReadPOC Challenge - 136/125
#MustReadin2016 - 23/54
Nonfiction Picture Book Challenge - 77/100
Around the World with Books 2016


  1. I guess everyone will be having a busy week this week, Crystal. Thanks for the new titles!

  2. I wish I could get into listening to audiobooks but I can only do one thing at a time and don't have the patience to just listen. Here is what I did and read last week. Happy reading!

  3. I'm excited about Another Brooklyn. I love Jacqueline Woodson's work. Best wishes for back to school.

  4. Argh, I hate when audio books expire. I find it so frustrating. I am shelling out the dough to Audible Light right now because I can't handle the pressure of expiration dates!

  5. You have been so busy. What a whirlwind this time of year brings. Can't wait to read Woodson's new book.