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.
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Last Week’s Posts
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Last Week’s Journeys
Kellee: This week I read When I Was the Greatest by Jason Reynolds. Now that I’ve read the book, I love the cover so much! I know it has gotten a lot of publicity over its portrayal of a gun on the cover, but if you read the book, it is a perfect cover for a special book.
I also finished listening to The Family Romanov which deserves any award that is has received. Candance Fleming’s research is flawless and the fascinating story is told brilliantly with a mix of narrative about the Romanovs, information about the state of Russia, and primary sources.
Additionally, I finished reading Endangered with my students. The loved the book, hopefully as much as I did. It took us a bit to read it, but it was because they wanted to talk so much about it. They had so many questions and were so invested! I cannot wait until after spring break when we get to Skype with Eliot Schrefer. (I would like to add that the end of that book ALWAYS gets me. I cannot read it without crying. It is so perfect.) We are starting Hurt Go Happy on April 1st, and I cannot wait to share another of my favorite books with my amazing kids.
Ricki: This week, I read a professional development text—James Paul Gee’s An Introduction to Discourse Analysis: Theory and Method. I know that sounds boring, but it was actually quite interesting! It made me think about how our language reveals power relationships and our figured worlds (the ways we understand the world). I listened to two more CDs of East of Eden by John Steinbeck. I think I am on disc 11 out of 23, but I am probably wrong. I love it. It makes my rides very enjoyable!
This Week’s Expeditions
Kellee: I started Words and Their Meaning by Kate Bassett on Friday, and so far I am enjoying the voice. I also plan on beginning the audiobook of Counting by 7s on Monday. I am so excited to FINALLY be reading it!
Ricki: I am almost finished with Melissa Keil’s Life in Outer Space. I will probably be done with it tomorrow. It is delightful (Paper Towns meets Stargirl). Then, I plan to read Ann M. Martin’s Rain Reign. I am a bit behind on pleasure reading, but I plan to go crazy this summer. 🙂 I can’t wait to hear what everyone else is reading this week!
Upcoming Week’s Posts
Tuesday: Top Ten Books On Our Spring TBRs
Sunday: Author’s Guest Post!: “A Love for Reading Begets Passionate Writing” by Jake Marcionette, Author of Just Jake
So, what are you reading?
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