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.
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Last Week’s Posts
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Monday PM: Special Announcement!: All American Boys by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely Wins the 2016 Amelia Elizabeth Walden Award | Finalists: All the Bright Places by Jennifer Nevin, Challenger Deep by Neal Shusterman, Out of Darkness by Ashley Hope Pérez, and Wolf by Wolf by Ryan Graudin
Tuesday: What a Beautiful Morning by Arthur A. Levine
Wednesday: Picture Books 10 for 10: Ten Must-Have Picture Books for the Secondary Classroom
Thursday: The Memory of Things by Gae Polisner
Friday: Still a Work in Progress by Jo Knowles
Sunday: Author Guest Post: “The Pressure to Rhyme” by Tammi Sauer, Author of Mary Had a Little Glam
Last Week’s Journeys
Well, this week back has been… a week. The kids start on Monday, so I know that will remind me why I go through all of this stress, but right now it seems excessive. I preface with this because, well, I didn’t finish anything this week. I’ll share below what I am reading.
I absolutely loved Kids of Appetite by David Arnold and look forward to writing the full review. As I said in a previous post, it is a bit like The Outsiders, but the crew is older. Also, it has some mystery to it. This one comes out in September, and I suspect we will be hearing about it a lot. I think it will be a favorite for readers.
I absolutely loved Knockout Games by G. Neri. I put it on my #mustreadin2016 list because I never got around to reading it. I never knew what the knockout games were until I read this book, and I feel like I was in the dark. Someone that I knew was a victim of the knockout game, and this made me want to learn more about it. G. Neri’s writing is very engaging—I felt physically ill when I listened to some of the sections. I listened to the audio, which I recommend, but I also think this would be great to read in print form, too.
This Week’s Expeditions
Now that I am back at school, I can listen to audiobooks on a regular basis now–yay! The first one I chose was Upside Down Magic: Sticks and Stones because I loved the first audiobook, and I’ve been waiting to listen to the second. I’m almost done, and I find it as thought-provoking yet funny as the first.
When I read The Cursed Child, I realized I hadn’t read a lot of Rowling’s other stories like Fantastic Beasts, Quidditch, and her Pottermore writing, so I decided I need to fix that. I only haven’t finished this because of time because if I had the time, I would have devoured this humorous Rowling text.
After I finish Fantastic Beasts and before I move onto Quidditch, I am going to read Bruce Hale’s newest in preparation for a future review. I love Hale’s work, so I am sure I’ll enjoy this one.
I have been focusing some future research on Muslim/Islamic literature, and I Love I Hate I Miss My Sister by Amélie Sarn will be my fifth book that I read to prepare for the research. So far, I really enjoy it. It’s about two sisters living in France who share very different religious values. We learn from the very beginning that one of the sisters is dead. I’ll be finished with this one next week because it is short, and I am deeply engaged!
Upcoming Week’s Posts
Tuesday: Top Ten Tuesday: Diverse Books I Wish More People Would Read to Build Understanding and Empathy
Wednesday: National Geographic’s 125 Wacky Roadside Attractions
Thursday: Selfies in the Wild by C.L. Murphy
Friday: The Uncorker of Ocean Bottles by Michelle Cuevas
Sunday: Author Guest Post
So, what are you reading?
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15 thoughts on “It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #IMWAYR 8/15/16”
Happy Monday!! I Love I Hate I Miss My Sister sounds interesting! Are you enjoying it so far? It’s YA?
Here’s my post!
I just finished it and loved it! It made me very reflective!
You guys have some great posts coming up this week. I can’t wait to read Uncorker, it’s on preorder! Tomorrow’s post looks very relevant.
Ricki, I asked for Kids of Appetite on Edelweiss but I haven’t heard back yet! Still hoping to be approved for it.
Have a good week. Kellee, good luck with kids this week!
Thank you, Michele 🙂
Ah! If I wasn’t using it for a presentation, I would send my copy to you! I’m sorry!
Kellee, Good luck as you start back with kids. I know you have lots of good books to share with them.
Rikki, the Sarn book looks good.
Thank you, Kay!
It was very good! I really enjoyed it. I can’t wait to share about it next week! 🙂
Well Kellee, some weeks are just like that. Good luck this week. I’m excited about Sticks and Stones since I also enjoyed the first in this series. I only wish our library had it as an audiobook.
Ricki, I put a hold on Kids of Appetite, but after reading about Knockout Games think I’ll pass on that one. I Love I Hate I Miss My Sister looks like an interesting read. Have you read anything yet by Randa Abdel-Fattah?
I’m really looking forward to reading The Uncorker of Ocean Bottles. I’ve heard such great things about it.
It is very good 🙂 Looking forward to sharing it!
It’s a lovely book. I felt swept away when I read it!
I super love the look of What a Beautiful Morning! The Uncorker of Ocean Bottles also caught my eye – so many great new titles!
I read the Hogwarts Library books and now there’s going to be Pottermore Presents e-books. I’m pretty obsessive so I may end up just reading all original stories and writing on Pottermore.