Monday, September 2, 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 go to my Goodreads account, you can see what I have read recently & click on the books to learn more.

Last week in posts:
Review of Permanent Record by Mary H.K. Choi 
on Rich in Color

 Last week in books: 

Fruit of the Drunken Tree was a hard book to read. It's on our adult Battle of the Books list though so I kept going. Darius the Great is Not Okay is also on our Battle list and it had been almost a year since I read it. I was happy to have an excuse to pick it up again as it's a favorite. I had heard a lot of good things about Maybe He Just Likes You, so I requested it on Netgalley. I'm glad I did. It's a really good book for upper elementary and middle school readers as it deals with consent, bullying, and gives a really good view into what it feels like to be sexually harassed as a young girl. It's all done in a very age appropriate way. 

The author of Educated is coming to our city later this month & my adult book club is reading it. It was a quick read for me and an interesting one. It's a memoir of someone who had never had formal education, the mental health issues in her family, and how she managed to get to higher education in spite of or partially because of these pieces of her life. The three picture books were nice. I gave them 4 star ratings, but honestly, I don't remember much about them a few days later. Maybe life has just been to busy to retain everything. Twinchantment was a nice fantasy about twin princesses who have been hiding that they are twins. They've been living as one child due to beliefs about magic in their kingdom. 

The Coming Week:
I am still reading Why Indigenous Literatures Matter. I am also going to re-read Merci Suarez and possibly some other books on our Battle List for our contest next week. Otherwise, I'm not too sure what will come my way other than the picture books I'll be reading at school. Happy reading!

Reading Challenge Updates: 
Goodreads Challenge 2019 - 698/550
Diversity on the Shelf 2019 - 244/275
#MustReadin2019 - 21/30


  1. I've had 'Maybe He Just Likes You' on my list, so waiting for it. It would be fun to see Tara Westover in person. I loved and hated Educated, wanted to shout to her to leave, leave! Thanks for Permanent Record, too, Crystal. And have a great week!

  2. Educated was a book I had to give up on. Maybe if I wasn't listening to it on audio book, the difficult parts wouldn't have been to unbearable for me.

  3. I am really looking forward to reading Darius the Great is Not Okay -- I may have to add it to my #MustReadin2020 list if I don't squeeze it in before the end of December. And how lovely to get to meet Tara Westover. I just checked out Educated again this last week and plan to finish it some time in September. Hope it's been a great reading week, Crystal!