Sunday, January 1, 2017

It's Monday! What are you reading?

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 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.

Last Week on Blogs:

My foray into #booktube - I'm at 16:44-18:01 talking about Another Brooklyn

Last Two Weeks in Books: Here are my favorite books from the past two weeks as I was traveling and visiting with family. I read many others, but these are the standouts.

You may find links to the books on my Goodreads shelf. As has been typical lately, I don't have enough time to write about each one here.

Next Week: I'm reading Bad Indians right now. I got A Torch Against the Night and am eager to start reading. I also have Walking on Water: Reflections on Faith and Art by Madeline L'Engle through ILL so I will need to read that one soon.

Reading Challenge Updates:
Goodreads Challenge 2016 - 596/550
Diversity on the Shelf 2016 - 264/225 (goal = 50% of my books by and/or about POC)
ReadPOC Challenge - 182/125
#MustReadin2016 - 39/54


  1. You've done so well with your reading challenges this year, you've inspired me to up my reading game in 2017!

  2. I put some of these on my list, Crystal, new titles! I loved The Storied Life of A.F. Fikry, a good way to start the year. Happy New Year!

  3. I have The Hate U Give on my list as well as History is All You Left Me. Both of these sound really wonderful. Happy New Year!

  4. I read A POEM FOR PETER over the weekend. Wasn't it wonderful?

  5. the Hate U Give and History is all you Left Me are on my must read in 2017 list. Wasn't One Native Life an inspirational read?

    1. Yes! I want to get a copy of One Native Life because I had to use ILL for it and I want to read it again.

  6. I hear you on the finding time to write about what we read. I need to start making my IMWAYR posts briefer so that I can try and do other writing and more reading!

  7. I'm jealous of how much reading you got in. I did not do well over break. Just too many other things to get done!
    So glad you enjoyed The Hate U Give. I think it's going to be an important book in 2017.

  8. You've done a great job with your challenges this year! The Hate U Give is a book I just read about earlier this week. It sounds like something to add to my TBR List. Thanks for sharing!

  9. I loved A Poem for Peter! Your reading challenges are impressive!

  10. Ahhh! I really want to read Silvera's new book! I am jealous you read it! Happy New Year!

  11. Happy New Year! Glad to hear you still have time to read even while traveling - kudos to you. I have to check out booktube - sounds really fun. Hope is a Girl Selling Fruit is a true standout for me as well. :)

  12. You are such an inspiration! You read so much and your diverse reading is so extensive. Thank you for always sharing! And congratulations for doing so well in so many of your challenges.
    History is All You Left Me is on my #mustreadin2017 list, so I look forward to it :)

    Happy new year, and happy reading this week!