Monday, March 16, 2020

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.

On the Blog:

Last week in books:

On Friday we learned that WI schools will be closing at the end of the day this coming Tuesday. This has meant a lot of stress. The biggest issue at this point is all of the unknowns. We have no idea how this will be going. My mind has not been in the best state for sitting and holding a book, but I have been listening to books a little. I finished listening to Tigers, Not Daughters today via's teacher account. It's a unique and haunting family story. Go, Girls, Go! is a cute picture book showing girls in various modes of transportation. Kitten Lady's Big Book of Little Kittens is flat out adorable and way more informative than I suspected. The Kitten Lady is apparently a well-known online personality and this book is about how she fosters kittens. I've been doing a lot of indoor rock climbing so I grabbed Buster Climbs the Walls. It's okay, but nothing noteworthy. Two different podcasts I listen to had featured Number One Chinese Restaurant so I wanted to see why. It's an interesting family saga revolving around the restaurant. Motivations are interesting, but I found it a little meh. Others got more out of it. I have already read My Papi has a Motorcycle, but this week I also listened to the audio which is read by the author. It was awesome. 

The Coming Week: I'm listening to Stand Up, Yumi Chung! and I have several books from Netgalley and Edelweiss that I need to get to. I also checked out a rather large pile of books from the public library as I suspected they would be closing in the near future. They will also close on Wed.

Reading Challenge Updates: 
#MustReadin2020 - 13/36
#YARC2020 - 19/55


  1. Stand Up, Yumi Chang sounds like a cute book. I read Tigers, Not Daughters last week as well. I agree, it's a very stressful time. My kids have been out of school since Friday, and I'm still trying to figure out how to keep my preschooler occupied so my oldest can do school work online. Stay safe and have a good reading week.

  2. I'm hearing about Tigers, Not Daughters and look forward to getting to listen to it as soon as it comes in. It has been a stressful last week, but I'm hoping thing settle down once our local grocery stores get restocked so that families can get more staple items. If some people do not have what they need, in place, they're panicked about being stuck at home for a few weeks. Let's hope there can be more peace from this point on out as we all look out for one another! Have a great week, Crystal!

  3. It has been stressful and unfortunately, I'm expecting it to get more so. Tigers, Not Daughters sounds like a fascinating and creepy read. Thanks for the heads up about it.