Monday, November 30, 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.

Last Week in Books:

For relaxation over break, I read quite a few romances. The Worst Best Man was my favorite of the bunch with The Happy Ever After Playlist a close second. I almost didn't keep reading 99 Percent Mine. It was okay, but had issues. 

I read two YA books. The Suprising Power of a Good Dumpling dealt with mental health issues and was more serious than I expected. I enjoyed it as a family story with a bit of romance. It was one of  K-pop Confidential was a good look into the world of K-pop much like in Shine by Jessica Jung. The storylines are different and are both worth reading, but this just also points out some of the high pressure of the training for K-pop personalities. 

I also finished the adult nonfiction collection Freedom is a Constant Struggle: Ferguson, Palestine and the Foundations of a Movement by Angela Davis. This is a collection of speeches that she has delivered over the years. It is truly interesting to see the many connections between these movements and causes that are truly all working toward full freedom. 

The Coming Week: 
I'm listening to The Fountains of Silence and just started reading The Thirty Names of Night. I have a few other audio books on deck, but am not sure what else I will get to this week. I wish you excellent reading!

Reading Challenge Updates: 
#MustReadin2020 - 28/36
#YARC2020 - 69/55
Muslimshelfspace - 26/30


  1. I've noted Freedom is a Constant Struggle and added it to my possible #MustReadNonFiction list for next year.
    Happy reading this week.

  2. I enjoy Ruth Sepetys' books very much and loved The Fountains of Silence. Freedom is a Constant Struggle is new to me, will look for it, Crystal. Thanks!

  3. The two YA books you mention sound great! This is somewhat random, but the covers of the 3 romances you read look really nice next to each other, almost like 3 books in one series! Freedom is a Constant Struggle sounds great as well—I have learned some about Angela Davis, but I have never read any of her work. Thanks for the great post!

  4. One of my daughter's best friends is a head-over-heels K-Pop fan and I was trying to figure out whether she'd like Shine or K-Pop Confidential for Christmas. I understand both are the first books in new series, so that's pretty neat! I have The Fountains of Silence on Hold and I've heard such great things about it. Hope you have a fantastic reading week, Crystal!

    1. These two also had a bit of romance, but were pretty serious and really seemed to give a view into the hard work and difficulties that k-pop stars endure.

    2. Thanks for letting me know, Crystal. I’ll pass this info on to my daughter. ❤️