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
We took last week off for the ALAN workshop and to spend time with our family. Hope you all had a wonderful holiday!
Last Two Week’s Journeys
Anyone who has gone to a conference knows that they go from sun up to sun down and doesn’t leave much time for extracurriculars such as reading; however, I did get a couple in since our last IMWAYR post.
The Charmed Children of Rookskill Castle by Janet Fox is a perfect combination of Frankenstein and Hansel and Gretel historically placed during WWII with a Gothic fiction feel. I loved listening to it, and I cannot wait to discuss it with my Mock Newbery Book Club.
The Darkest Corners by Kara Thomas really feeds into my love for true crime, and I can tell that Kara Thomas is a fan of true crime as well! I was lucky enough to eat dinner with Kara, and we discussed Serial and Making a Murderer and we offered recommendations to each other. I knew that this was going to be the first book I read after the conference.
I am glad to be back!
This Week’s Expeditions
Because of Kara Thomas reopening my need for true crime podcasts and documentaries, so I am going to take an audio book break and listen to some podcasts (and watch some Netflix documentaries).
I began reading Hundred Percent by Karen Romano Young which is a quite mature look at sixth grade with a protagonist who is trying to find her place.
I’ve listened to half of The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon, and I love it! I look forward to sharing more with you soon. I like how this book is much more political than Everything, Everything. They are so different, which shows Yoon’s great talent.
I am really enjoying Gem and Dixie by Sara Zarr. I’m only about 50 pages into it, and I can’t wait to read more! It is a great story about the dynamic between sisters.
Upcoming Week’s Posts
Tuesday: Kellee’s 2016 NCTE and ALAN Experience
Thursday: Ricki’s 2016 NCTE and ALAN Experience
So, what are you reading?
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14 thoughts on “It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #IMWAYR 11/28/16”
Welcome back, Ricki, and Happy Birthday to Henry! Hope all is good with the littlest one! I’m glad you both had a great time at NCTE and Alan. Looking forward to hearing about it. Have a lovely week.
Thank you, Linda!
Welcome back, Ricki! Looking forward to reading all your upcoming book reviews and suggestions. 🙂
Thank you, Jane!
I really liked The Charmed Children of Rookskill Castle, and it’s done better with my students than I thought it would. Welcome back, Ricki!
Thank you, Ms. Yingling!
Mine, too! I thought with how literary it is that they wouldn’t like it, but they do!
Welcome back, Ricki!! I’m glad you had some quiet time with your family & your new addition, but you were missed – glad to have you back! I just heard about The Sun is Also a Star on the NYT Books podcast – it sounds wonderful – enjoy!
Wow, Kellee – a cross between Frankenstein and Hansel & Gretel, set during WWII? That sounds like quite a book! Have to add that one to my list.
Balancing audio time between books and podcasts is always a challenge! I listen to a bunch of book podcasts, plus others, too. I usually end up getting absorbed in a book & ignoring the podcasts for a week or so. Then, when I finish a book, I cram podcasts for a few days! lol
Enjoy your books (and podcasts) this week!
Book By Book
Thank you, Sue! I missed you!
I go back and forth with audiobooks and podcasts and binge until I’m ready to switch. It has to feel right for me, or I don’t want to listen to anything.
Yay for conferences. Also, welcome back Ricki. I loved The Sun is Also a Star. It was just what I needed when I read it. It sparkled.
I love that! It most definitely is sparkling!
Hundred Percent sounds really promising. I’e been reading so many great reviews about Sun is also a Star -looking forward to finding it.
Hundred Percent will be perfect for the right kid 🙂