Sunday, March 4, 2018

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.

Past Week on the Blog:
Review of The Serpent's Secret
by Sayantani DasGupta

by Adam Garnet Jones

Celebrating the Sun

Last Week in Books:
Be a King is an inspirational picture book that encourages service and kindness to others.
So You Want to Talk About Race is a very informative book about tools for people to use when they have discussions about race. I found it quite helpful and even took some notes. She is writing for anyone, but some of it is aimed directly at White readers who may not have much experience talking with POC or Whites about race. This is one that was on my MustReadin2018 list.

Our Heroes is a collection of brief biographies of children around the world who have made positive contributions to our world. It's a nice way to show children that anyone can make a difference no matter what their age or backgrounds. 

Fire Song is a contemporary YA novel about teens on a reserve in Canada. Warning - this one involves suicide. It's a tough one to read, but is ultimately hopeful. To find out more, read the review linked above.

The Coming Week:
Today I started the book When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir. This is also on my MustReadin2018 list. It's fantastic so far. I wish you a great week filled with books.

Reading Challenge Updates: 
Goodreads Challenge 2018 - 45/800
Diversity on the Shelf 2018 - 28/300
#MustReadin2018 - 8/30


  1. I've just started The Serpent's Secret, will read your review later. Fire Song sounds like an important read, but sad. I finished Gae Polisner's new book about teen struggles, sounds similar. Thanks, Crystal!

  2. When They Call You a Terrorist must be such an emotional read. I am going to look for Fire Song. I hadn't heard of it until just recently.

  3. I added Fire Song and So You Want to Talk About Race to my list. I look forward to reading what you have to say about When They Call You a Terrorist.

  4. I found Fire Song deeply moving - it's a tough read, for sure, but you're right, there's a real hopefulness to it, too.

  5. Thank you so much for talking about When They Call You a Terrorist. This really looks like something I will enjoy! I cannot get The Serpent’s Secret review to open, but I’ve heard very good things in the blogosphere. I’m looking forward to reading that one, too. Have a great week!

  6. I really like the look of Our Heroes and Be a King - both would fit very nicely in our upcoming reading theme in April-June. :)