Sunday, March 11, 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:

Last Week in Books:
Ms. Marvel is a fun comic series and I really enjoyed reading Super Famous. In it, Kamala is finding it difficult to balance school, family and being part of The Avengers. I can totally relate - at least to the balancing thing, not the super hero thing. Betty Before X is a great middle grade historical fiction story featuring four years of the life of Dr. Betty Shabazz. It's a nice view into her life. Poverty and Hunger is a nonfiction title that attempts to explain these terms and some of the issues and effects of both. When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir was not easy to read. It is truly a memoir and gives some context to the Black Lives Matter movement and what types of events and situations led Patrisse Khan-Cullors and others to stand up and say enough. I am Enough is an inspirational picture book that encourages the belief that we are enough as we are. The Poet X was a re-read for me as I prepare to write up a formal review. I loved this novel in verse and want to share it with others. It's a story of identity, family and faith among other things.

The Coming Week: I started reading Furthermore by Tahereh Mafi. I also need to read Big Little Lies for a book club. I went to see A Wrinkle in Time (made me cry multiple times) so I may also re-read that. Have a great week!

Reading Challenge Updates: 
Goodreads Challenge 2018 - 51/800
Diversity on the Shelf 2018 - 32/300
#MustReadin2018 - 9/30


  1. I would like to read Poet X soon, have read several reviews lately & it sounds great. Thanks, Crystal!

  2. Wow, what powerful books. When They Call You a Terrorist sounds like a great companion to The Hate You Give.

  3. It sounds like you had a heavy kind of reading week Crystal. There are many on your list I will be looking forward to, especially The Poet X.

  4. I'm looking forward to reading When They Call You a Terrorist, but I know it's going to be tough. We also went to see A Wrinkle in Time this week and combined that with another couple fun family "wrinkle" activities. Such fun making family reading memories. <3 Have a wonderful week!

  5. Kudos to you on reading When They Call You a Terrorist. My daughter has had a few friends called that. It was horrible to hear that.

  6. I want to read Poverty and Hunger but for some reason I want to read all the books in the series all at once.

  7. Whoa. Some heavy reads. Love hearing your thoughts on all of them.

  8. I am especially taken by I am Enough - I have stacked it in my Goodreads - it's not found in our libraries here in Singapore as yet.