It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #IMWAYR 12/26/16


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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.


Last Week’s Posts

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top ten tuesday How the World Was wishapick

Tuesday: Ten Books We Wouldn’t Mind Santa Bringing Our Boys

Wednesday: How the World Was: A California Childhood by Emmanuel Guibert

Friday: Wishapick by M.M. Allen

Sunday: MERRY CHRISTMAS to all of our friends and followers who celebrate!


 Last Week’s Journeys


I’m writing this quite early because MY PARENTS ARE COMING TO VISIT! I don’t see my parents anywhere as much as I wish I did because they live in Baton Rouge, but I get to have them here with me for 5 days, so I wanted to blog before they got here.

jazz-day giant-squid radiant-child i-dissent

I finished reading the Mock Sibert books that I requested from the library, and they were all brilliant. I am definitely buying Jazz Day and I Dissent for my classroom, and Giant Squid and Radiant Child for my household.


I want to read everything by Matt de la Peña. He has a way of writing that just brings voice to whomever he chooses. This is my last #mustread2016 book I’m reading because I left the other one at school 🙁


I now can definitely see why Ghost was a National Book Award Finalist and is on so many Mock Newbery Lists including my club’s. I couldn’t put this book down. If you haven’t read Ghost’s story: PICK IT UP!

zack-delacruz-2 frightlopedia

We are so lucky to get some amazing books for review, and I read two of them this week that I’ll be reviewing in January: Zack Delacruz Just My Luck by Jeff Anderson and Frightlopedia by Julie Winterbottom.


Whoops. I started five new books this week and finished none. This is a common theme for me, lately!


This Week’s Expeditions


I am currently reading The Seventh Wish by Kate Messner (I just started), and I plan on reading more choices from my Mock Newbery Club after I finish it.


for white folks who teach in the hood

I am still enjoying For White Folks Who Teach in the Hood…And the Rest of Y’all Too: Reality Pedagogy and Urban Education by Christopher Emdin.


I just started Enter Title Here by Rahul Kanakia, and I am loving the strong voice. The narrator is very entertaining, and I find myself smiling often.


Upcoming Week’s Posts

top ten tuesday natumi mustread2016

Tuesday: Ricki’s Top Ten Favorite Reads of 2016

Wednesday: Natumi Takes the Lead by Gerry Ellis

Friday: Kellee and Ricki’s #MustReadin2016 Final Update!


 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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12 thoughts on “It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #IMWAYR 12/26/16”

  1. I listened to Ghost on audio and it was fabulous. I will definitely be picking up other Jason Reynolds books for my own reading as well as for my library. Enter Title Here and the Seventh Wish sound good to me too. Thanks for sharing as always and happy reading to you both!!


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