Monday, April 1, 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.

#Classroombookaday the past few weeks:

Reading Last Week:

Lumberjanes: Unicorn Power! is a middle grade novel and is fun. I think I enjoy the graphic novels more though.

When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing is another very interesting book by Daniel Pink. There is a lot to absorb in this one about timing and how that can have much greater effects on us than we may imagine. There are several big sections that deal with educational settings.

The Lines We Cross is a very timely book about immigration that takes place in Australia. In it, one character really wrestles with the idea that people who are loving and seen as generally good, can still demonize others and behave in a racist and very biased manner.

The White Book was originally written in Korean and is a novel in poetry. It's very unique. It tackles grief and how a person who is gone can still be very present and affect your life without being there physically. The color white is a theme throughout.

My Happy Year by E. Bluebird is written in diary format and shares the life cycle of a bluebird. It's charming and informative.

The Coming Week: 

I just started On the Come Up and have a hard time putting it down. I also started a nonfiction book called Emergent Strategy. I have Damsel (a Printz book) and New Native Voices in Poetry checked out so may start those later this week too. Have a great week!

Reading Challenge Updates: 
Goodreads Challenge 2019 - 96/550
Diversity on the Shelf 2019 - 62/275
#MustReadin2019 - 17/30
Year of the Asian 2019 - 9/30


  1. You have so many great book on your list, Crystal! I'm looking forward to On the Come Up. I've had it on reserve for a while, but I'm finally next on the list. I hope you enjoy the rest of it!

  2. I also enjoy the Lumberjanes graphic novels better than the words only ones. I still owe Netgalley a review of one that I couldn't get into. I have added The White Book to my list of poetry to read this month. (especially because my daughter in law is Korean!) I started On the Come Up last week as an ebook, but couldn't do it. I am not a big fan of reading ebooks.

  3. I just purchased On The Come Up, will wait to start when I have a whole day available! Thanks, Crystal.

  4. Me...Jane is one of my favorite PBs--I am so glad you are sharing it :)
    I want to read the Lumberjanes books--I really liked the GNs.

    Happy reading this week :)

  5. Let me Finish is a favourite! Oh! I am just reminded that Lumberjanes would be a perfect fit for our current reading theme. :) Thank you for the lovely reminder!