Monday, January 24, 2022

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

Past Two Week's Reading: 
The cover of the three books in the paragraphs below.

I have been spending a lot of time studying Korean and Spanish which has left me with much less reading time. But I did finish listening to the YA book Aristotle and Dante Dive Into the Waters of the World. Like the first book, the reader is Lin Manuel Miranda and I enjoyed the reading and loved Ari and Dante. And seriously, their parents are so awesome. 

Have We Met? is an adult romcom that was light and fluffy fun with a bit of magical realism. It wasn't my favorite romcom, but it was entertaining and brought me some smiles.

The Bear and the Nightingale was a fairytale retelling about Vasilisa set in the cold of Russia. It's back in time though so it wasn't actually called that yet. I had to drive two hours through a snow event the night I started reading and we got even more snow the next day while I was finishing the book so I shivered with the characters as they tried to stay warm. Brrr. We never got over 15 degrees this weekend so I shuddered thinking about not having central heat. I was reading this for a Young Adult for Adults book club. It seems a little less Y and a bit more A. Not because there is any particular content, but a lot of the story was narrated from an adult perspective. My library had it in the adult section, but Vasilisa is a young woman by the end of the book. It's one of those that is not totally one or the other, but both. 

Reading for Next Week: I'm still reading My Grandmother's Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Mending of Our Bodies and Hearts. I am not sure what else I will pick up. The ALA Youth Media Awards may have some sway over my reading. As always, I am excited to see the winners. I wish you a great week. 

1 comment:

  1. I reviewed the Aristotle and Dante sequel this week—it might have touched my heart even more than book 1, which I didn't think was possible! (The two books have definitely cemented themselves as favorites of all time for me.) Have We Met? sounds like a fun read—anything that brings a few smiles is worthwhile! And The Bear and the Nightingale sounds intriguing as well. Thanks so much for the wonderful post, Crystal!