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
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Last Week’s Journeys
This was one of those odd weeks where I didn’t have anything that I HAD to read, so I was able to pick what to read. To be honest, this is always harder than I think it should be because I have so many books I want to read; however, I decided to go for my #mustread list and a book that Michele recommended to me this time.
Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli is just a perfect high school story. It has the right bits of snark and romance and drama.
I am so mad at myself for waiting so long to read The Hunted! I loved The Living, and I loved The Hunted. It is interesting though because they are two very different dystopian/post-apocalyptic stories because they deal with two different conflicts, but you really need to read both to understand the full devastation you are just introduced to in The Living.
Moon Shadow was recommended by Michele Knott, and I know exactly why! Moon Shadow is a wonderful middle grade allusion to Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde but more than that as well. It is hard to explain. It is about dealing with change and standing up for yourself and growing up and learning about your personality.
And I finally finished the Masterminds series! OH MY GOODNESS! The whole premise and story and everything is so good! I can’t tell you much about this one because it’ll spoil the first two, but I highly recommend all three.
With Trent, we have discovered book movies on Hoopla through our public library, and it has added another level to our reading because you get the read along ability of a picture book and you get the narrator of an audiobook and you get animation! This week we read You and Me by Susan Verde and Locomotive by Brian Floca.
Another picture book that Trent, Jim, and I have been reading this week has been Lady Pancake and Sir French Toast by Josh Funk, and reading it with Trent now that he is a bit older is just hilarious! He asks SO many questions and argues about what things are and overall just gets really into the story.
.I enjoyed Share, Big Bear, Share by Maureen Wright (click the link to enter the giveaway!) and On Duck Pond by Jane Yolen. Both are excellent books for different reasons. Share, Big Bear, Share made me laugh, and I immediately thought about its classroom possibilities. On Duck Pond is a quiet book that reminded me of Make Way for Ducklings. This book just feels like a classic.
This Week’s Expeditions
I’m currently reading Five Worlds: The Sand Warrior by Mark Siegel, the first book in a new graphic novel series, and I am listening to Courage for Beginners by Karen Harrington, a title on our Sunshine State Young Reader Award list. Here’s the list if you are interested:
.I’m just about finished listening to The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas. I graduate next Monday, and then, my work load will decrease exponentially, I hope! I am looking forward to more time to read. 🙂
Upcoming Week’s Posts
Tuesday: The Ten Covers of the Rainbow
Wednesday: You Can Be a Paleontologist! by Dr. Scott Sampson
Thursday: On Duck Pond by Jane Yolen
Friday: The Sweet Spot and The Perfect Trip by Stacy Mozer
So, what are you reading?
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