Monday, September 6, 2021

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 Blogposts:

Books Read Last Week: 

Ahmed Aziz's Epic Year is a fantastic middle grade book about being the new kid, family, identity, friendship, and reading. I enjoyed how literature was woven into the story, but do wish that some newer titles had been used as texts in Ahmed's class. The book was one that I read all in one sitting and it made me laugh and also cry so I'll definitely be recommending it to young readers.

The First Blade of Sweetgrass is a quiet picture book about a grandmother and grandchild harvesting sweetgrass. I am happy to have this as it's a great way for students to learn more about this important plant. Our school is on Ho-Chunk land and this is one of the medicines that is used by the Ho-Chunk people. It's also a lovely book about being with and learning from grandparents. 

The Coming Week: I'm still listening to Up All Night and am still working my way through ARCs. Next up is a YA - It All Comes Back to You. Have a great week!


  1. Thanks for the heads up about The First Blade of Sweetgrass and Ahmed Aziz's Epic Year.

  2. Ahmed Aziz's Epic Year and The First Blade of Sweetgrass both sound like wonderful reads! I'm glad you've had the chance to enjoy some great books lately. Thanks so much for the great post!

  3. Ahmed Aziz is a new title to me and is one I definitely need to check out!
    I just entered a giveaway for Pahua--it sounds so good! And Rick Riordan Presents books are so popular in my library; it makes me so happy!

    Happy reading this week :)

  4. I'm glad to learn about Ahmed Aziz's Epic Year as it's not familiar to me. I'll be on the lookout for this one. I also need to go check out your review of Pahua and the Soul Stealer. Thanks for the shares, Crystal!