Sunday, November 18, 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 in Books: 

Kindergarten and first grade students read The Moccasins by Earl Einarson illustrated by Julie Flett along with We Sang You Home by Richard Van Camp and also illustrated by Julie Flett. Second grade students finished off the Global Read Aloud with Dolphin SOS by Roy and Slavia Miki illustrated by Julie Flett. Second grade also read Gracias/Thanks by Pat Mora illustrated by John Parra. Some kindergarten classes were also able to read Wide-Awake Bear by Pat Zietlow-Miller illustrated by Jean Kim. Fifth graders read They Say Blue by Julian Tamaki. It was a good week of reading.

I really enjoyed Lu, the last installment of the Track series by Jason Reynolds. I love the running (though there is less of that here), but the relationships and personalities are what make the books so excellent.

Short story collections can be hit or miss. I enjoyed most of the stories in Unbroken. It's a unique collection since it focuses on main characters with disabilities. I think we definitely need more stories like that.

The Coming Week: I'm reading and loving Darius the Great is Not Okay. I also still have Binti and Voices in the Air checked out so will try to read them this week.

Reading Challenge Updates: 
Goodreads Challenge 2018 - 672/800
Diversity on the Shelf 2018 - 201/300
#MustReadin2018 - 22/30


  1. I sure hope we get a copy of Lu here, locally. I've enjoyed the first three books -- it seems that each new book becomes my new favorite, so I cannot wait to see what Reynolds has done with this final installment. And I'll look forward to hearing your thoughts on Darius the Great is Not Okay. I haven't read this one, yet, but it's been on my list. Have a great week, Crystal!

  2. Someday I'll catch up with Jason Reynolds' Track series, but not soon. I have so many books on my list, but am sorry to have missed it so far. I love Gracias Thanks by Pat Mora, glad to see this on the list. I'll look for Unbroken, Crystal!

  3. I have a reserve on the audiobook of Lu. I read most of the series but listened to the last one and loved it. I'm hoping this will be as good.