It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #IMWAYR 11/7/16


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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 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

Sunday: Blog Tour with Author Guest Post and Giveaway!: Ornaments of Love by Sharlin Craig


 Last Week’s Journeys



 Some Kind of Happiness by Claire Legrand is a special book. You will love Finley, and the book will make you not want to put it down because you have to know how everything comes together. Highly recommended!


I can definitely tell why Counting Thyme is on many people’s Mock Newbery list, including ours, because Melanie Conklin did a brilliant job of telling a story that is not often told: the story of a child with a terminally-ill sibling. And that story is told in conjunction of Thyme dealing with the move and new school as well as a really grumpy neighbor. But all of these stories intertwine to build an amazing story of Thyme figuring out all that she is and can be.


This Week’s Expeditions


After I finished listening to Counting Thyme, I wasn’t sure what I wanted to listen to, so I decided to go with something completely different. I am only 1 hour into Charmed Children of Rookskill Castle, and it is VERY different than Counting Thyme. It is historical and creepy and we’ll see! Looking forward to seeing where it goes.

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I hope to read both of these this week! I have book club on Friday with Sinister Sweetness and Every Hidden Thing is my final read for ALAN.


Upcoming Week’s Posts

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Tuesday: Ten Books I’ve Added to my TBR Recently

Wednesday: Strange, Unusual, Gross, & Cool Animals by Charles Ghigna

Thursday: The Honest Truth by Dan Gemeinhart

Friday: Mini Museum Series by Home Grown Books

 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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6 thoughts on “It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #IMWAYR 11/7/16”

  1. Happy for you about your wonderful Cubs, Kellee. What a game! I had to return Counting Thyme without reading. I’ll try again as soon as I finish the Cybils reading. I’m sure it’s good! Have a great week!

  2. ha ha – that’s funny that you are reading the creepy, spooky stuff NOW, when Halloween is over! I devoted October to that stuff (and loved it!).

    I keep hearing good things about Counting Thyme – I’d love to read it. And Some Kind of Happiness is completely new to me, but it sounds wonderful.

    Enjoy your books this week –


    Book By Book

  3. I have heard so many great things about Some Kind of Happiness. I checked it out from the library this summer but never got around to reading it. It’s a book that would be too challenging for my students, so I’ve placed others in front of it. One day I’ll get to it!

  4. I enjoyed reading your review of The Unlikely Hero of Room 13B. I have to add that the ending came as a big surprise to me. I was totally unprepared for who was sending those messages! There sure seem to be a lot of books published these days that look at mental health issues. I’m looking forward to reading what you have to say about The Honest Truth this coming week.


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