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 now...you 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 in Books:
Here are the standouts from my reading this week: Other Words for Home is a middle grade treasure. Jade and her family are going through some seriously difficult times, but they are survivors. A Plan for Papa is a sweet picture book. The Benefits of Being an Octopus was a tough one to read, but I think we need more books showing that economic challenges are something many children deal with on a daily basis. The Happiness Trap didn't end up being exactly what I had imagined. It really focuses on mindfulness and choosing how to react to what is going on in our lives rather than just letting emotions control us. I found some helpful recommendations there. Winnie's Great War made me cry. It's a lovely story told well. Hello, Crabby! and Bunny Will Not Smile have similar story lines, but I found Crabby to be more fun. Both will be a great addition to emergent reader collections. I enjoyed quite a few poems in A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, but I see it as one adults will like more than children.
The Coming Week:
I am loving The Good Immigrant: 26 Writers Reflect on America and will likely finish it the evening. I have quite a pile from the library, but I'm not sure what I'll pick up next. I wish you a great week full of reading.
Reading Challenge Updates:
Goodreads Challenge 2019 - 194/550
Diversity on the Shelf 2019 - 112/275
#MustReadin2019 - 20/30
Year of the Aisian 2019 - 15/30