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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 started by Sheila at Book Journeys and now hosted by Kathryn at The Book Date. 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!

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

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Wednesday: Don’t Mess With Me: The Strange Lives of Venomous Sea Creatures by Paul Erickson

Thursday: Make This! from National Geographic Kids

Friday: Blog Tour with Review and Giveaway!: The Missing Piece of Charlie O’Reilly by Rebecca K.S. Ansari

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Kellee

I am in Syracuse with Trent visiting my sister and my new nephew (!!!!!) and will miss today and next Monday because of traveling.
I will be back on the 1st 🙂
Happy reading until then!

Ricki

Thanks for all of your kind comments on the blog last week! I had a bit of a rough Monday night with my pregnancy, so I didn’t get to go on all of your blogs. I sincerely apologize and promise to be back in action this week!

This week, I read The Last Last-Day-of-Summer by Lamar Giles. This book is a very middle grade book. I am going to admit now that middle grade books are not my specialty. I love to read books older and younger than this age, but for some reason, I don’t dig the middle grade humor and silliness. It’s funny—because I love working with tweens. So I don’t think I am good judge of this book. I found it to be engaging and interesting to read, but the corniness wasn’t my typical enjoyment. If you love fantasy and middle grade literature, I think this is a great pick for you. Lamar Giles is very clearly a talented writer. I am just a terrible audience for this particular age and genre combination. I gifted it to a neighbor, and I know she will love it.

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Ricki

I never read I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter by Erika L. Sánchez, and I have always regretted it. I got it on audio, and so far, it is excellent.

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Tuesday: Literacy Teachers Vlog: Kellee on Helping Struggling Readers Succeed

Thursday: Love by Stacy McAnulty

Friday: Tiger Days by M.H. Clark

Sunday: Author Guest Post!: Classroom Activities with Anything Can Happen in Mrs. Whynot’s Room by Jayne Peters

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Link up below and go check out what everyone else is reading. Please support other bloggers by viewing and commenting on at least 3 other blogs. If you tweet about your Monday post, tag the tweet with #IMWAYR!

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10 Responses to It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #IMWAYR 3/18/19

  1. Linda Baie says:

    Have a great vacation, Kellee. And sorry for the troubles, Ricki. Hope this week is much, much better!

  2. Michele says:

    Hoping for a good week for both of you!

  3. Shaye says:

    Kellee~ Happy travels!

    Ricki~ I’m so sorry to hear of your rough Monday night! Please take care of yourself. I’m glad to hear you’re now reading I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter. This one took me by surprise and I really, really liked it!

  4. Hi Ricki, Please just make sure you take good care of yourself. I adore a really well written MG novel, but those stupid silly humour ones just don’t cut it for me. I love those serious realistic fiction ones though. I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter is on my to read list. I don’t know how I managed to miss putting it on my must read list last year. Hopefully I will get to it some time this year. (If not it’s on my 2020 list already.)

  5. Oooh…I want to read I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter, too! I had forgotten about it so thanks for the reminder.

    As for MG books, I am with Cheriee up above – the really high-quality ones can be great but I’m not into the silly ones usually, either (unless they are really clever, maybe). The Parker Inheritance was great, as were City of Ghosts…and of course, anything by Alan Gratz.

    Enjoy your books this week!

    Sue

    Book By Book

  6. Earl Dizon says:

    I’ll probably end up reading I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter eventually. I’ve seen it mentioned a lot recently.

  7. The Last Day of Summer looks gorgeous! Thank you so much for hosting every week despite both your very busy schedules. 🙂

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