Monday, August 15, 2022

It's Monday! What are you reading?

It's Monday! What are You Reading? information on this image is in the first paragraph on the blog.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. The lists of the books in the images below may be found at Goodreads. 

The Past Two Weeks in Books:  

20 book covers that may be accessed at my Goodreads page linked above. These are the twenty books read most recently for the 2022 reading challenge.
Cover of Eyes that Speak to the stars

I have a bunch of work to do tonight and professional development days begin tomorrow at both of my schools so I am going to keep this brief. 

I have been reading as much as I can fit in around my training at the public library (to be a substitute/extra help librarian) and preparing at the private school where I will co-teach humanities with 3rd-6th graders half-time and at the public school where I will be the half-time teacher librarian. It's going to be fine once it all gets rolling, but right now I am pulled a few directions with odd scheduling. 

Some of the books I really enjoyed were:

Picture books
Graphic Novels
  • Heartstopper (YA) - the whole series was relaxing & often made me smile - then I had to watch the series of course 
  • Rabbit Chase is a fun middle grade Indigenous retelling of Alice in Wonderland
  • Silk (YA) is a super hero I hadn't met before, but I enjoyed getting to know her
Middle Grade Novels
  • Operation Sisterhood was a delightful story of family and friendship and dealing with change
  • New From Here is a story from COVID times that closely mirrors that of Kelly Yang and her children and I couldn't put it down
As always, I am also grabbing many short Korean board books and picture books (not all are on Goodreads so I don't record them all there) and am finding better luck understanding what I'm reading--yay!

The Coming Week: 
I will be preparing for the school year, but I also need to finalize my reading list for the What's New in Children's Lit class I will be teaching through UW-Madison in October. That means I may be re-reading or grabbing some new titles to round out the list. I wish you a great week of reading!

1 comment:

  1. Some great titles that I am familiar with and a few that I am not. Good luck with your reading list, that sounds like so much fun. Have a great week!