Monday, June 3, 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 on the Blog:

Last Week in Books: 

Like a Love Story is a YA book that is set during the AIDS crisis. It is a coming-out story, but is also about family, activism, and friendship. I'll be reviewing it on Rich in Color later this week. Zen Happiness has twelve wise sayings that are inspirational. I think you could read one each day or each week and think about them for a long time. It's not one to rush. It seems like a gift book. My Name is Not Chief is a the story of one Ho-Chunk man's life including the struggles and triumphs. Somewhere Only We Know was just what I needed after a particularly exhausting week. Maurene Goo's YA books are always filled with humor and fun. This one is about a young K-Pop star and a photographer who chases celebrities. It is a modern Roman Holiday, but has its own twists.

The Coming Week:

I'm reading The Future is Feminist and The Happiness Trap right now and will likely start a few more since the final day for students is this Wednesday.

Reading Challenge Updates: 
Goodreads Challenge 2019 - 160/550
Diversity on the Shelf 2019 - 100/275
#MustReadin2019 - 20/30
Year of the Asis an 2019 - 12/30


  1. Thanks for each one, Crystal. You always add to my list of good books to read! I love the zen books, look forward to reading this new one!

  2. I appreciated your post about Dr. Ebony Elizabeth Thomas. After reading I Believe in a Thing Called Love, I became a fan of Maureen Goo. I need to get caught up on her books.

  3. I'm so excited to read Ebony's book! Thank you for highlighting it :)
    Happy reading this week!

  4. Thank you so much for your post on The Dark Fantastic. I'm adding this one to my list and am looking forward to it! I'm also hoping to get my hands on Somewhere Only We Know. Thanks for sharing, Crystal!

  5. I just borrowed The Dark Fantastic from our library and really excited to read it. Seems so dense and academic, though. I wasn't expecting that.
    Have a great reading week!