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 go to my Goodreads account, you can see what I have read recently & click on the books to learn more.
On the Blogs:
Last week in books:
Tell Me How You Really Feel was a nice contemporary YA romance with an amazing cover. Lalani of the Distant Sea is a nice middle grade island fantasy. Another middle grade, Midsummer's Mayhem, is a bit of magical realism in a twist on A Midsummer Night's Dream with a healthy dose of baking. I tried the recipe for Chocolate-Chunk Thyme Cookies with Citrus Zest and have eaten way too many cookies in the past 24 hours. I'm not super sold on the addition of thyme, but have been converted to including citrus zest in chocolate chip cookies for sure. Yum.
I Can Write the World is a fantastic picture book about sharing your voice. Party: A Mystery is super fun as far as I'm concerned, but frustrating for those who like stories neatly tied up with a bow by the end. Thanku is an excellent collection of poetry related to thankfulness. It's diverse in a few ways. It has a wide variety of authors, but also of poetry forms. I am eager to share it with students and staff.
The Coming Week:
I'm reading The Battle by Karuna Riazi and am not sure what else I'll start on, but I'm sure I'll find something fun. Have a great week filled with lovely reading.
Reading Challenge Updates:
Goodreads Challenge 2019 - 10/500
Diversity on the Shelf 2019 - 8/250
#MustReadin2019 - 1/36