It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #IMWAYR 10/31/16


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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.



Ricki is currently away on maternity leave! She has lined up reviews for the time she is away. While spending time with the newest member of her family, she is also working hard on completing her dissertation and is trying to focus her time accordingly. Ricki is looking forward to returning to share books with you all! Happy reading!


Last Week’s Posts

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Tuesday: Ten Scary Books I Recommend to Jumpy People

Wednesday: Who Wins?: 100 Historical Figures Go Head-to-Head and You Decide the Winner! by Clay Swartz

Thursday: The Water Princess by Susan Verde

Friday: #TrueFriends with Kirby Larson, Augusta Scattergood, Barbara O’Connor, and Susan Hill Long

Sunday: Author Guest Post!: “How History Revealed the Environmental Story Behind D is for Dudley” by Ron Chandler, Author of D is for Dudley & Other Nature Tales


 Last Week’s Journeys


As most of you know, I am a pretty big Chicago Cubs fan, so that means that I’ve been a little preoccupied!


On the few days the Cubs had off, I did read The Tapper Twins Go To War (With Each Other) by Geoff Rodkey, and I have to admit that I liked it so much! I loved the multi-formats within the text, the first person interview style, the inclusion of illustrations and photographs, and the voice of the characters.


This Week’s Expeditions

I am still listening to and reading the same books I mentioned last week. I really think I’ll be able to finish both this week.

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When I finish Counting Thyme, I have no idea what I am going to listen to, but I will try to find a book on our Mock Newbery List.

After Some Kind of Happiness, I have one more book (by Kenneth Oppel!) to read for ALAN, and I need to read our next Faculty Book Club title.

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Upcoming Week’s Posts

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Tuesday: Ten Books to Read if Your Book Club Likes Romance

Wednesday: Around America to Win the Vote by Mara Rockliff

Thursday: The Unlikely Hero of Room 13B by Teresa Toten

Friday: Musnet: The Mouse of Monet by K. Kickly

 So, what are you reading?

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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13 thoughts on “It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #IMWAYR 10/31/16”

    • It is such a stressful baseball week! However, I also love that I can root for my team in NOVEMBER!
      I loved the Four Friends post, too! What amazing ladies!
      (And I need to read Unlikely Hero, too!)

  1. I sent Counting on Thyme back to the library last week unread. It’s such a drag having back problems so that I can’t read without pain. I wish it was available as an audiobook from our local library, but alas it isn’t. Some Kind of Happiness sounds like another great title.

    • Oh, I am so sorry to hear about your back! Whenever I am sick and cannot read, it is so tough! I hope it gets better.
      Both books are really wonderful; I hope you can get to them at some point.

    • I cannot wait to read your review!
      That is so awesome that you are going to Skype with her! I hope to find an author for my book club to Skype with this year!

  2. I appreciated your links to posts this week – especially seeing The Water Princess here when I read it this week too. I loved both Counting Thyme and Some Kind of Happiness so I hope you enjoy these titles Kellee!

    • The Water Princess is such a special book!
      I just finished Counting Thyme, and I loved Thyme’s story so much. It was a perfect combination of coming of age, family, sadness, and friendship.
      Some Kind of Happiness took me a bit, but now that I am in, I don’t want to stop reading it!


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