Monday, March 26, 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.

Last Week on the Blog:

Last Week in Books: 
Nina is a very unique picture book biography. There aren't a lot of details, but it gives readers a glances at the life of Nina Simone. The Astonishing Color of After is gorgeous. I loved the use of color and art. Suicide is a major topic and had me somewhat emotional due to personal family experience. I'll review it over at Rich in Color later this week, but I definitely recommend it.

These were some of the books I shared with classes this week.

The Coming Week: 
I have just started Americanized: Rebel Without a Green Card, but my sister is coming to town and I'm not sure just how much reading I will accomplish. I wish you a wonderful week!
Reading Challenge Updates: 
Goodreads Challenge 2018 - 60/800
Diversity on the Shelf 2018 - 35/300
#MustReadin2018 - 9/30


  1. The Astonishing Color of After seems like one I need to read, and like you, because it touches my family, too, Crystal. Thanks for sharing it. Enjoy your sister's visit!

  2. I'm working on a post too celebrating young people! They have been constant inspirations lately

  3. I might have to purchase a copy of Nina if my library doesn't bring it in. I'll definitely make a purchase recommendation for it. I will also be looking for The Astonishing Color of After. It sounds like a challenging read emotionally, but well worth it.

  4. Whoa. The Astonishing Color of After looks incredibly deep and painful. I haven't heard of this one, yet, so thank you for sharing. Have a great reading week!

  5. We're going to have a memoir/biography reading theme soonest, so I am taken by Nina! I have to find that one soonest!