Monday, January 28, 2019

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:

Kindergarten: Below

Reading at Home

Not My Idea: A Book About Whiteness is a picture book that would be very useful to open discussion with children about Whiteness and how to talk about it. What if It's Us (one of my #MustReadin2019 books) was a cute contemporary romance. It isn't my favorite, but did provide laughs. I couldn't always pick out the voices so I was often re-reading to see whether Ben or Arthur was the one talking. Logically, I knew their personalities, but their voices just weren't distinct enough. It was pretty cute though. Crush is a pretty adorable middle grade graphic novel. Smile fans are sure to love it. I was glad it's okay for upper elementary. It's going on my purchase list. We Are Not Yet Equal is a tough read. There are some heartbreaking and horrifying stories of our nation's past.

The Coming Week: 

by Cornelius Minor, Tilly by Monique Gray Smith & The Radical Element (a collection).

Reading Challenge Updates: 
Goodreads Challenge 2019 - 29/550
Diversity on the Shelf 2019 - 22/275
#MustReadin2019 - 6/30


  1. Great reads this week, Crystal! I'm hoping to get to Crush before too long. I currently have Awkward checked out, so it'll take a little time. :) Have a wonderful reading week!

  2. What a great round up, again so many of the books you've shared are new to me.

  3. Your list looks like my TBR list. I wasn't aware of Not My Idea: A Book About Whiteness, though. Thank you for sharing that one with me. <3
    Do you ever go to NCTE? I'd love to meet you!

    1. Hi. No, I haven't been to NCTE, but maybe someday we'll be in the same city at the same time. I'd love to meet you too. ;)

  4. Will look for Not My Idea: A Book About Whiteness & We Are Not Yet Equal, Crystal. Thanks for those, new to me. I liked Sonia Sotomayor's Turning Pages very much. Thanks for all!

  5. I loved Crush. I think it is my favourite in the series. We Are Not Yet Equal reminds me of some of the Ta-Nehisi Coates that I've been reading. It is all hard to read, but so important to understand. I am happy that my library has Not My Idea: A Book About Whiteness, so I could put a hold on it. I love that there is a long list of people waiting.