It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #IMWAYR 5/22/17


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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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Tuesday: Top Ten Tuesday: Books We Love to Read to our Sons

Wednesday: The Case of the Stinky Stench by Josh Funk

Thursday:  Review and Giveaway!: Caring for Your Lion by Tammi Sauer
Giveaway open until Wednesday!

Friday: FRAMED!: A T.O.A.S.T. Mystery by James Ponti


 Last Week’s Journeys


This week was super busy, but I still had time to devour Russian Roulette by Anthony Horowitz. This is the 10th Alex Rider book; however, it is actually a prequel mixed with a different point of view of #1. And WHOA! What a great read! I’ve loved this series since I picked up the first book and none of them have let me down! I realized the other day when I was talking to a couple of teachers that Stormbreaker came out 13 years ago, so some newer teachers don’t know about this series, so if you don’t know about it–PICK IT UP! It is in my top ten favorite series ever!


My son and I read Real Friends by Shannon Hale in one sitting. This may be weird to some of you (because he is 3-years-old), but he really enjoyed it. We talked about the themes on his level. Shannon Hale’s memoir is going to be an important book for many readers. It delves into issues of popularity, in-crowds, bullying, and kindness. I wish I had this book when I was in 5th grade because I had a tough time with a few students in my class. This book would have provided me solace. This is a great addition to classroom libraries.


This Week’s Expeditions

I am almost done with The Hate U Give! I have been listening to it every chance I get when I’m alone!

I have some reading choices to make! One is on my #mustread list, one is on the SSYRA list, and one I’m reviewing in June.



I am halfway through the audio of The Great American Whatever by Tim Federle. It is a great, great book.

I just started Scythe by Neal Shusterman. So far, it is very intriguing. I am curious where it goes.


Upcoming Week’s Posts

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Tuesday: Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Favorite “Summer” Books

Wednesday: Behind the Legend Series: The Loch Ness Monster & Big Foot by Erin Peabody

Thursday: Guest Review: Grandma in Blue with Red Hat by Scott Menchin

Friday: 5 Worlds: The Sand Warrior by Mark Siegel and Alexis Siegel

 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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11 thoughts on “It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #IMWAYR 5/22/17”

  1. I’ve just checked out ‘Caring for Your Lion’ but didn’t have time to read it yesterday. The Alex Ryder and Real Friends are on my list, too. Enjoy your week, Kellee and Ricki!

  2. Kellee, I just packed TOAST for my summer reads! I’ll be reading it in Florida, which seemed appropriate! I hope you like THE EXPLORERS. It’s another fun mystery/adventure. It started out slow, but then I really got into it and loved it. K is reading it now.
    Ricki, I’ll be looking forward to your thoughts on SCYTHE. I have it to read, but it keeps getting pushed off. You may be moving it up in the stacks!

  3. Ricki –

    I am waiting for Real Friends to come for review – can’t wait!

    And GASP! Is that a new Neal Schusterman?? He is one of my all-time favorite authors. Did you read the Unwind series? Mind-blowing and so good!

    Kellee –

    Isn’t The Hate U Give just amazing? So compelling. I finished it last week on audio.

    My son read one of Anthony Horowitz’s series but not that one. Will have to check it out.

    Enjoy your books this week!


    Book By Book


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