Monday, October 8, 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:

Where To? (A post about YA books involving travel)

The Past Week in Books: 
Kindergarten - Second Grade:  My Heart Fills With Happiness by Monique Gray Smith illustrated by Julie Flett (for Global Read Aloud)
Kindergarten - Tougi the Toad Finds His Smile by Gaonou Thao illustrated by Sally Johnson

Third grade -  The Rooster Who Would Not Be Quiet by Carmen Agra Deedy illustrated by Eugen Yelchin
Fourth grade - The Raven and the Loon by Rachel Qitsualik-Tinsley, Sean Qitsualik-Tinsley illustrated by Kim Smith
Fifth grade - The Artist Who Painted a Blue Horse by Eric Carle

I finished reading Bruja Born (sequel to Labyrinth Lost) by Zoraida Córdova in preparation for seeing her at a local library. She had a wonderful presentation and was great with the young people. 

I really enjoy watching Trevor Noah and finally got his book Born a Crime. I'd been on the waiting list for quite a while. It was funny and eye-opening about some aspects of South Africa.

I was happy to discover some names that were new to me in Brazen. This is an interesting collection of women. I'm not sure that I always liked the way the stories were presented, but I was happy to meet new people that haven't had as much said about them as some others in the world.
The Coming Week: I just started reading There There by Tommy Orange. It's certainly intriguing so far. I have quite a few books on my shelf this week, but will be most likely to read How I Resist and This Will Be My Undoing.

Reading Challenge Updates: 
Goodreads Challenge 2018 - 513/800
Diversity on the Shelf 2018 - 156/300
#MustReadin2018 - 19/30


  1. Wow, I had not heard of Born a Crime -- definitely adding this one to my list. Thank you for sharing, Crystal, and have a wonderful reading week!

  2. Every one in the senate needs to read The Rooster Would Not Be Quiet, ha! I did love that book. Thanks for sharing the Trevor Noah book & Brazen. There are a few books out about women, happy to see them. Thanks, Crystal!

  3. I just got Born a Crime on Audible; I cannot wait to have him read it to me--I've heard only amazing things like above.

    Happy reading this week :)

  4. A writer friend showed me a copy of Brazen - now I really super want to get my hands on it. I think it will be perfect for our upcoming 2019 reading theme as we do A Year Of Women Reading Women. :)