It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #IMWAYR 9/5/16


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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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Last Week’s Posts

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Tuesday: Back to School Picture Books

Wednesday: Pirasaurs! by Josh Funk

Thursday: #MustReadin2016 Fall Update

Friday: Risking Exposure by Jeanne Moran

Sunday: Author Guest Post! by Martellus Bennett, Author of Hey A.J., It’s Saturday


 Last Week’s Journeys

Olivia Decoded

Olivia Decoded is the second book in the Olivia Twisted series, and I read it in one sitting! I am so glad that we get to take part in the blog tour for the book–look forward my review later this month!


Insignia is the first faculty book club choice of the year, and it is also one of our Sunshine State Books. It is a pretty epic story that takes place during World War III that is taking place in space!

all fall down

This book was a pretty great premise, and it kept me reading and reading. And man! The ending was so good, but definitely a cliffhanger that made me grab the sequel right away!

more happy than not

I can definitely tell why this book inspired Ricki to want to look more into the erasures of identity in literature which is the topic of our NCTE presentation.

elephant and pigge

Trent finally wants to read Elephant and Piggie books! I love them, and I am so glad that he is finally interested in them. I bought 9 of them, and I hope to get them all! My favorite memory from this week was reading We Are In a Book and when Piggie says BANANA and laughs, Trent LOST IT!


It turns out preparing for a new baby (25 days left!) and moving your toddler to a new room take up a lot of time. I am sorry I am falling behind a bit!

shooting kabul

I finished Shooting Kabul by N. H. Senzai. This is a wonderful, wonderful book. I plan to use it in a future research project, and I am really looking forward to seeing how students respond to it. There are so many things to discuss with regards to this book, so it is a great classroom text.


This Week’s Expeditions

see how they run

Like I said above, I picked up the sequel of All Fall Down as soon as I was done! I am so excited to listen to the sequel!

Razzle Dazzle Unicorn stone heart artemis Secret coders 3 crafty cat

I was so thankful to get approved for some graphic novels from Netgalley, so I plan on reading them. Then I am going to either pick up something for review or for NCTE/ALAN. We’ll see where the week goes!


black like me

It is a another week that I haven’t made progress in John Howard Griffin’s Black Like Me, and it is most certainly NOT because it isn’t an excellent text. I am hoping to read and finish it this week.

see you at harry's

I read another big chunk of Jo Knowles’ See You at Harry’s last night, and I still love it. With my giant baby in my belly (yes, he is giant, apparently), I can’t help but be really exhausted at the end of each night. I know I would be done with this book if it weren’t for the baby. It is excellent.


Upcoming Week’s Posts

top ten tuesday Fun Home race car dreams emma g

Tuesday: Top Ten Board Books According to our Toddlers

Wednesday: Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic by Alison Bechdel

Thursday: Blog Tour and Review: Race Car Dreams by Sharon Chriscoe

Friday: Emma G. Loves Boyz: A True Love Journal Volume One by Taro Meyer

Sunday: Author Guest Post!

 So, what are you reading?

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12 thoughts on “It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #IMWAYR 9/5/16”

  1. Hi Kellee, I listened to All Fall Down this week, and if I had a copy of the sequel,I would be devouring it. As it is, I have put it on reserve. I love that story about Trent and Piggie!
    Ricki, I think getting anything accomplished when you have a toddler and are expecting a new baby so soon, is a small myracle!

    • I was so glad that the sequel was available when I finished the first! I don’t know if I could wait. The only down fall about this long weekend is that I didn’t get a chance to listen at all this weekend!

  2. I definitely will keep All Fall Down in mind, Kellee, and it’s fun to hear about Trent & E & P-they are terrific! Ricki, best wishes in getting ready! And I do have Shooting Kabul on my list too!

  3. Kellee – I really enjoyed All Fall Down, too! I didn’t realize that the sequel was out already! I am way behind in requesting audios from the publishers – I hope I didn’t miss See How They Run.

    I am impressed, Ricki – I’m not sure I could have kept up a blog at all when my son was a toddler and I was 9 months pregnant with my 2nd! Shooting Kabul sounds very good.

    Can;t wait to see what you guys thought of Fun Home – I loved it! Probably my favorite graphic novel.

    Enjoy your books this week!


    Book By Book

    • They’re quite interesting! I recommend listening though reading would give you a chance to go faster during the suspenseful parts!
      It is HILARIOUS when we get to the banana part. He just keeps wanting to read the same part over and over 😛

  4. Ricki, thinking of you and wishing you all kinds of baby peace and ease. It is challenging at the end. Kellee, hurray for Elephant and Piggie joy! These titles are such fun and you will read them endlessly!


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