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 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
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?
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