Monday, July 23, 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.

The Past Week on the Blog:

The Past Week in Books:
I read and enjoyed The Nature Fix by Florence Williams ahead of starting an outdoor class this week. It provides many reasons for getting out in nature. There are many health benefits. I'll be at an Earth Partnership class this week and wanted to get in the right frame of mind for it. Me, Frida, and the Secret of the Peacock Ring by Angela Cervantes was a fun middle grade mystery. I'm partial to anything related to Frida Kahlo. Trail of Lightning by Rebecca Roanhorse was a great sci-fi/fantasy. See my review above if interested. I've read about 60 picture books and will continue read many each week, but there are way too many to comment on them at this point.

The Coming Week: I'm re-reading Braiding Sweetgrass and am starting to read Waking up White. Have a great week!

Reading Challenge Updates: 
Goodreads Challenge 2018 - 340/800
Diversity on the Shelf 2018 - 122/300
#MustReadin2018 - 17/30


  1. I'm hoping that students like Me, Frida, and the Secret of the Peacock Ring. They tend to prefer murder mysteries, but there aren't a LOT of those for eleven year olds!

  2. Will look for The Nature Fix, Crystal. It sounds great and I love books that talk about the importance of nature.

  3. I am pushing Trail of Lightning up on my list. I don't always gravitate to sci fi/fantasy, but it looks great! Thanks for your full review of it!

  4. The Nature Fix sounds fascinating. I might end up rereading Braiding Sweetgrass. I enjoyed it earlier this summer, but there is a lot to take in.

  5. Friday and middle grade and a mystery?! SOLD! :)

    Happy reading this week!