Sunday, November 6, 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.

Last Week on the Blog: 

Review of Lucy and Linh at Rich in Color

Author Interview with Sonia Patel at Rich in Color

Last Week in Books:

Some Writer! is simply fabulous and is a must read biography. Barefoot Gen: The Day After was recommended by Sonia Patel and is a heartbreaking account of the day after the bomb was dropped on Hiroshima. The author was a child and witnessed it firsthand. This was a very difficult book to read.

We (me and my kindergarten and first grade students) enjoyed our latest Lauren Castillo books It Is Not Time for Sleeping and Happy Like Soccer as part of the Global Read Aloud. The Storyteller has some very unique art work. Steamboat School was an interesting look into history. The Problem with Being Slightly Heroic is a fun middle grade sequel to The Grand Plan to Fix Everything

Lucy and Linh was a great contemporary young adult book and As Time Went By was a strange little book, but nice. 

This Week in Books:
I'm reading the newest Grace Lin book and am loving it. I just got quite a few books in from the library so am looking forward to reading the graphic novel Snow White and Beholding Bee also. I wish you a great week full of reading.

Reading Challenge Updates:
Goodreads Challenge - 501/550
Diversity on the Shelf 2016 - 225/225 (goal = 50% of my books by and/or about POC)
ReadPOC Challenge - 152/125
#MustReadin2016 - 30/54


  1. I have to get to the newest Grace Lin book. It's in my stack. Some Writer is beautiful and I learned such interesting details about E.B. White's life.

  2. There's the E.B. White book again. It must be really good. I'm going to have to check it out. Rani Patel is on my TBR as well. Not sure when I'll get to it, but it sounds really good.

  3. I purchased Some Writer!, loved it very much. Looking forward to reading The Storyteller, It Is Not Time for Sleeping and the new Grace Lin book. You shared many that are on my list, Crystal. Thanks!

  4. I've just put Some Writer on hold. Charlotte's Web is the first book a teacher ever read out loud to a class I was in. I've lost track of how many times I've read that book since then. I'm sure that is why I am such a reader. I've got When the Sea Turned to Silver in my pile to read this week also.

  5. I really love Lauren Castillo's work. I always look to see what pattern pants she gives the dad :)

  6. So many great books! I've heard a lot about Some Writer, and one of my friends couldn't stop talking about Lucy and Linh. Have a great week!

  7. My copy of The Storyteller just arrived - can't wait to dig into it. I have to order Are you an Echo as well.

  8. I just read Are You an Echo, prompted by your blogpost. What wonderful poetry in a beautiful book! Now on to Some Writer. Thanks for your recommendations!