Monday, April 2, 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: 

Because my sister was here for much of the week, I didn't read much. We were running around Iowa, Wisconsin and Minnesota and having a lot of fun though. Americanized: Rebel Without a Green Card is the memoir of Sara Saedi. Her family moved to the U.S. from Iran. She shares about her life and specifically about the difficulties of fleeing their home country and navigating the intricacies of the immigration system here. The Belles is a unique fantasy. It took me a while to get into it, but once I was there, I couldn't put it down. I basically read it all in one day. The Wedding Portrait is another picture book from the activist who wrote A is for Activist. It's a great look at what activism is and some of the forms it can take.

The Coming Week: 
I'm really not sure what I will be reading this week. I have Shadow Girl checked out, but otherwise, I'll need to locate a few more books to read.
Reading Challenge Updates: 
Goodreads Challenge 2018 - 62/800
Diversity on the Shelf 2018 - 38/300
#MustReadin2018 - 9/30


  1. I had the same experience with The Belles. But once I got into it, I was very intrigued! I also read your review of The Astonishing Color of After and that sounds very interesting. I'm adding it to my TBR list right now. Have a wonderful week!

  2. I noted each one, Crystal. The Wedding Portrait sounds so interesting and for younger students, too. Thanks. Glad you had fun with your sister!

  3. Americanized is sitting on my nightstand. I am really excited to read it. I met the author at ALA, and she was so, so kind. I am glad to hear you liked it!

  4. Americanized sounds perfect for our current reading theme. Unfortunately, we still don't have it in our library. :(

  5. The Astonishing Colour of After is now on my to read list.
    Sisters are the best! When I am with mine there is never any time for reading. Even at night I am too exhausted to pick up a book!