Sunday, October 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.

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

Last Week on the Blog:
Last Week in Books:

You Bring the Distant Near is a fabulous story of family, love, and identity. I loved the getting to know the characters and it was cool to read a story spanning multiple generations.

The picture books were mostly great. I really enjoyed Red Again. Manjhi Moves a Mountain is quite a book. It shares the story of Dashrath Manjhi who spent twenty years clearing a path through a mountain to connect his community to a larger place with essential services to improve their lives. His story is pretty amazing.

The Coming Week: I'm in the middle of Warcross by Marie Lu and am loving it. I will likely finish it in less than 24 hrs. After that, I'm not sure what I will grab. Have a great week.

Reading Challenge Updates:
Goodreads Challenge 2017 - 549/550
Diversity on the Shelf 2017 - 200/225 (goal = 50% of my books by and/or about POC)
#OwnVoices Challenge - 112/125
#MustReadin2017 - 21/24


  1. You Bring the Distance Near sounds interesting. Thanks for sharing!

  2. I always add many books from your list, Crystal. Thanks for the many good books shared!

  3. Interesting books! I need to check out the banned books on that list!

    Here’s my It’s Monday! What are You Reading?!

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog

  4. Neither of these picture books are available at my library - not yet at least. After reading about You Bring the Distant Near, I am excited that it is on order, and I am 2nd in line!

  5. I've got You Bring the Distance Near on hold at the library! Looking forward to reading Warcross. I've had that to read since ALA, but with all the middle grade I've needed to read, haven't gotten to it!