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It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? From Picture Books to YA!

It’s Monday! What are you Reading? is a meme hosted by Sheila at Book Journeys. It is 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 the next “must-read” book!

Jen Vincent, of Teach Mentor Texts, and Kellee 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 support the blogging community by visiting at least three of the other book bloggers that link up and leave comments for them.

Last Week’s Posts

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Last Week’s Journeys

Kellee: I read exactly what I had planned this week which is always nice. I finished the Unsolved Mysteries from History by Jane Yolen and look forward to reviewing them over the next 3 weeks. I also finished Stained by Cheryl Rainfield which I’ll review this week (with a fun giveaway!). It was such an intense book; I finished it in just over a day.

Ricki: This week, I finished listening to Enchanted by Alethea Kontis. It is a fun story that reads like a fairy tale. As I read it, I kept flashing to Cinderella. I think this book would be great to read to children before bedtime. I also read All Our Yesterdays by debut author, Cristin Terrill. This is a great time-travel science fiction, and I suspect it will be extremely popular with students. It is the first book in a series. I recommend checking this one out! I’ll be reviewing it on Thursday and will be sure to include some teacher tools for navigation. This would make a great literature circle text or book club book.

This Week’s Expeditions

Kellee: I started The Real Boy this weekend and am loving Anne Ursu’s writing just as much, if not more, in this novel. She just knows how to put words on a page! After Real Boy I have Spartan & the Green Egg by Nabila Khashoggi to read as well as Anubis Speaks: A Guide to the Afterlife by the Egyptian God of the Dead by Vicky Alvear Shecter which I KNOW I’ll love because I am fascinated with mythology.

Ricki: It seems to be one of those times in my life where I am reading too many books at once. I am listening to Annexed by Sharon Dogar. This book tells Peter van Pel’s perspective (from The Diary of Anne Frank). I am enjoying it thus far and will keep you posted. I am also reading The Spectacular Now in preparation for the movie release, and I also want to start Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock by Matthew Quick. I wouldn’t be surprised if I end up straying to a fourth book…or a fifth…

Upcoming Week’s Posts

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 So, what are you reading?

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24 Responses to It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? 9/23/13

  1. Linda Baie says:

    Great to see all your plans & to hear about some new books, Kellee and Ricki. I have read The Real Boy – love Anne Ursu’s books – but the others are new to me.

  2. […] from Teach Mentor Texts and Kellee and Ricki from Unleashing Readers and share all of the reading you have done over the week from picture books to young adult reads! […]

  3. Debbie - Styling Librarian says:

    Ok, shall begin listening to Enchanted, thanks! I’ve just begun Sold. Pretty fascinating. Curious about Unsolved Mysteries from History. Happy reading week you two!

  4. Kristen H. says:

    I love the look of Crankee Doodle – sounds like a great readaloud! Have a great reading week!

  5. Natalie @Biblio Links says:

    Kellee, I read an ARC of Real Boy earlier this year, and the writing really is gorgeous. There are enough twists and turns to keep you reading! Ricki, I’ll be interested to see what you think of Annexed–I haven’t read it, but what a great concept. Thanks for the reviews, both of you!

    Natalie

    • Ricki Ginsberg says:

      It is a really neat concept. I was really excited to get a copy of the book at NCTE, and I never got to reading it because I had so many books to read for the book award. When I saw it on audio in the library, I knew I needed to snag it. 🙂 I will keep you posted. I am on disc 3 of 8. 🙂

    • Kellee Moye says:

      The writing is gorgeous. It is just so amazing how some authors can just make words sing off the page.

  6. Carrie Gelson says:

    Cannot wait to read The Real Boy! Enjoy. I really must read something by Michael Quick – I still haven’t and hear so many great things. Happy reading to you both!

    • Kellee Moye says:

      I’ve only read Boy21 by him and loved it, so I highly recommend that one.
      The Real Boy is wonderful! You will so love it!

    • Ricki Ginsberg says:

      SORTA LIKE A ROCKSTAR was an Walden Award finalist. It is my favorite, I think. I’ve read three of his books (love him), and I have Forgive me, Leonard Peacock on my nightstand right now. I am excited to read it.

  7. Hannahlily Smith says:

    I, too, cannot wait to read The Real Boy! Also, I’m really interested to hear what you think of Leonard Peacock. I liked it, but it’s the first of Quick’s novels I did NOT give 5 stars to.

  8. Crystal Brunelle says:

    I enjoyed The Real Boy and just reviewed it over the weekend. I have heard a lot about Leonard Peacock. I will have to get to it sometime. I have the e-book of Enchanted and look forward to reading it. I enjoy fairy tale novels.

  9. Earl Dizon says:

    K- Have you read the Theodosia series by R.L. LaFevers? You might enjoy it since it has a lot of Egyptian history if not necessarily mythology. R- My boss enjoyed Leonard Peacock. And I’m with you with starting the umpteenth book without actually finishing any of them first.

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