Monday, May 29, 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.

If you want to know more about what I've been reading, visit my Goodreads shelf.

Last Week in Books:

The Radius of Us will likely be the book I review for Rich in Color later this week, so I won't say much except that I read through it in one sitting for the most part. It was compelling. 

The Inexplicable Logic of My Life was a gorgeously written book. I loved the characters and wanted to stay in that space with them. Benjamin Alire Saenz is such a fabulous author. His characters are living and breathing and above all his writing can be so incredibly beautiful.  

Stand Up and Sing! is a great picture book bio of Pete Seeger. It gives readers a sense of the man and his motivations.

The Coming Week: I recently got an ARC of #NotYourPrincess by the editors of Dreaming in Indian and Urban Tribes. I will read it slowly so it may take more than a week. It's a collection of essays, artwork, and other submissions so it's nice to take it a bit at a time. I'm still reading Miles Morales in fits and starts. It's on my phone so it's my emergency book right now. I'm enjoying it, but I hate reading on my phone for long periods of time so it's slow going. I am likely to start When Dimple Met Rishi because it finally comes out this week!!! We have two more weeks of school, but I am getting super excited for Summer #Bookaday. Here's a great post about it from Debbie Ridpath Ohi. I'm getting my list of books ready for some great reading this summer. I hope you have a great week!

Reading Challenge Updates:
Goodreads Challenge 2017 - 255/550
Diversity on the Shelf 2017 - 117/225 (goal = 50% of my books by and/or about POC)
#OwnVoices Challenge - 67/125
#MustReadin2017 - 14/24


  1. Oh, I'm glad to hear you enjoyed The Inexplicable Logic of My Life, I haven't read it yet, and I was hoping it lived up to Aristotle and Dante!

  2. I agree with you completely about The Inexplicable Logic of My Life. I am both inspired and intimidated by the brilliance of Benjamin Alire Saenz' writing.

  3. I'm really looking forward to DIMPLE too! I've heard some great things about it.

  4. Wow, three new titles to look for, Crystal. I may never catch up. Thanks for sharing each one.

  5. Ahhh! I can't wait to read #NotYourPrincess! I absolutely loved Dreaming in Indian.
    The Inexplicable Logic of My Life is at the top of my list. It is on my nightstand, and I am mad at myself for not reading it yet.

  6. My word! The Radius of Us was so wonderful, and When Dimple Met Rishi is one of my top 2017 reads. Enjoy all your books.
    Sam @ WLABB