Monday, July 5, 2021

It's Monday! What are you reading?

Square that says #IMWAYR 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 want to see more of my reading, visit my Goodreads shelves here

Recent Blogpost:

Books Read Last Week: 
Three book covers. Not Here to Be Liked has a young woman leaning on a desk. Over her shoulder is a young man at a desk who is glancing back at her. Polo Cowboy has a young woman with a polo mallet and a young man wearing a cowboy hat. The Forest of Stolen Girls as the title in red and illustration in black and white. It has many leaves and two young women facing away from each other and mostly hidden by the leaves.

I really enjoyed the ARC of Not Here to Be Liked. I read this young adult novel so I could prepare interview questions for the author so that is something to look forward to. It's a romance, but also has a lot to say about feminism and gender discrimination. Look for it in September. 

The Forest of Stolen Girls is a historical mystery set on Jeju Island in Korea. Girls have been going missing and a detective who was investigating has also disappeared. One of his daughters makes the journey to see if she can find out where her father has gone. It's intriguing throughout and the suspense made me push through fairly quickly. 

Polo Cowboy is the middle grade sequel to Ghetto Cowboy or as they have retitled it for the Netflix movie, Concrete Cowboy. I read the first book quite a few years ago, but luckily the publisher sent a copy of the first one with the ARC so I could remind myself of what happened before. This is a great story about friendship, and maybe a little more. It's also about family, love, loss, and of course polo. I didn't know much about the sport, but that knowledge isn't necessary for understanding the plot. Look for this one in October.

I've slowed down significantly on my reading. I have been doing a lot outside. I've been busy in the school garden, kayaking, hiking, riding my bicycle, and visiting with friends. I've also started studying Spanish. It feels like my summers are way busier than the school year sometimes. 

The Coming Week: Alta California is still in progress. I didn't get to Arsenic and Adobo, but maybe this week it will happen. 

Have a great week!

1 comment:

  1. It looks like you've been reading some great books lately! Not Here to Be Liked sounds like an excellent story, and I'm interested to hear about your interview with the author. I'm glad you've been enjoying yourself over the summer—reading is obviously great, but it's wonderful that you're branching out into all kinds of different hobbies! Thanks so much for the great post!