Monday, October 21, 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.

My favorites of the week were YA: When You Ask Me Where I'm Going by Jasmin Kaur (see review above) and The Downstairs Girl by Stacey Lee (I'll review that on Friday at Rich in Color). Stacey Lee has done it again with a great historical novel that had me in thrall. Slay was fun and we'll have a discussion about it soon over at Rich in Color. I enjoy books that involve gaming and tech once in a while. This one was certainly intriguing.

The Coming Week:
I'm about to start the youth edition of Trevor Noah's book. I also started Troublemakers by Shalaby. I'm still reading Mindful of Race and Waking Up White. Have a great week!

Reading Challenge Updates: 
Goodreads Challenge 2019 - 769/550
Diversity on the Shelf 2019 - 273/275
#MustReadin2019 - 21/30


  1. I really must read The Downstairs Girl! I love Stacey Lee's other historical fiction. I'm also curious to hear more about your thoughts on Slay.

  2. Your review of When You Ask Me Where I’m Going was fantastic. And somehow I missed that the sequel to Dragons in a Bag was coming out this month. I need to make sure I have this one on my list. Thank you for sharing, Crystal!

  3. Ooh I love Trevor Noah on the Daily Show, so I'am also very curious about this book. I hope it's good.
    Nina@Adventurous Reader

  4. After reading your reviews, I have added many of these books to my want to read list. My library didn't have The Dragon Thief, but it does have Dragons in A Bag. Guess I'll be starting with that.