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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Congratulations to Josh Funk for winning Mr. Fuzzbuster Knows He’s the Favorite!
Last Week’s Posts
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Last Week’s Journeys
Thank you to everyone for the happy birthday wishes for Trent! I cannot believe he is three, but I am truly loving this age.
I cannot wait to review these two books for you all! Star-Crossed by Barbara Dee is a powerful book about Shakespeare and identity while A Boy Called Bat by Elana K. Arnold is one of those quiet yet impactful books about a sweet boy named Bat who is 99.9% guaranteed to become a vet.
I reread Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher for my faculty book club. Rereading it reminded me why it was so memorable for me—it is just so gut-wrenching. Although, the book club meeting brought up some really good questions on if Hannah’s story would help people who were suicidal. We all felt that the book would make teens think about their impact on those around them, but would someone who was depressed or suicidal feel like if Hannah couldn’t make it, they can’t either? That was the question of the night.
I finished Scar Island by Dan Gemeinhart before our Skype visit! Here is my book club with Dan:
I loved Scar Island and The Honest Truth by Dan Gemeinhart, and I cannot recommend them both enough; however, I think that Skyping with him took it to a whole new level! His answers about his books, his writing process, and the role of the reader were so insightful.
My dissertation is due on April 1, so I am writing during every waking moment!
This Week’s Expeditions
I’m currently listening to Showing Off, the third book in the Upside-Down Magic series, and I just love Nory and her class.
I started then paused and will need to restart Bot Wars by J.V. Kade. I only have two more books to read on our Sunshine State list and Bot Wars is one of them.
However, before I restarted Bot Wars, I really need to read Loot by Jude Watson. My librarian is hosting a Skype visit with Jude, and I really want to read at least Loot before the Skype visit.
Sadly, I won’t be reading this week (other than reading during the day with my sons). These will all be rereads. Wish me luck on my dissertation (ah!).
Upcoming Week’s Posts
Tuesday: Ten Books We Wish Had More Pages in Them
Wednesday: If I Were a Whale by Shelley Gill
Thursday: Duck and Hippo in the Rainstorm by Jonathan London
Friday: Star-Crossed by Barbara Dee
So, what are you reading?
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