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.
Monday, July 5, 2021
It's Monday! What are you reading?
If you want to see more of my reading, visit my Goodreads shelves here.
Books Read Last Week:
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!