It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #IMWAYR 6/19/17


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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: Top Ten Book Covers from Vanessa and Alexandra, 6th grade

Wednesday: Review and Giveaway! Grace Hopper: Queen of Computer Code by Laurie Wallmark
Giveaway open until Wednesday!

Thursday: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

Friday: Top Checked Out Books by Kellee’s Middle School Readers 2016-17


 Last Week’s Journeys


The end of the year is always a hard reading time for me because my brain is just so tired and it is hard for me to focus. This end of the year was no different. Does anyone else struggle with reading when the school year ends even though you have more free time? However, I am getting back into the swing of things! Since I last shared my reading with you on the 5th, I have finished 2 novels, 3 picture books, and a nonfiction book:


Ryan Graudin’s series is brilliant. If you have not read Wolf by Wolf (then Blood by Blood), pick it up now. Sci-fi historical revisioning.

Trent and I received our second Boox from Powell’s Books and it included Pandora by Victoria Turnbull and All the World by Liz Garton Scanlon. They are both so beautiful yet so very different. Pandora is about finding life in everything while All the World is about the life that is in everything. Both worth reading!


I reviewed or will be reviewing these 🙂


I have seen a lot of books this week because I have been packing up all of my bookshelves. We are moving from Connecticut to Colorado, so the move is consuming our lives at the moment. 🙂 We are trying to get in some last minute time with the people we love, so life has been pretty crazy.


This Week’s Expeditions

I just started Shadows of Sherwood by Kekla Magoon. Not enough to be able to say how it is.

I also am so lucky to be able to introduce Neal Shusterman at the ALAN breakfast since he was the winner of the 2017 ALAN Award, so I think I will pick up one of his books after. I am thinking either rereading Unwind and finishing the dystology, picking up Scythe, or jumping into Challenger Deep. We’ll see!

But this could all change depending on my mood and if any of my holds at the library are available~


I’ve been listening to The Inexplicable Logic of My Life by Benjamin Alire Sáenz. It’s so, so good. I actually cleaned my kitchen tonight for an extra long time and did some more laundry, so I could just listen to it!


Upcoming Week’s Posts


Tuesday:  Blog Tour with Review!: The Door in the Alley (The Explorers #1) by Adrienne Kress

Wednesday:  Seventy Favorite Books From Ten of Kellee’s 2016-17 Middle School Students

Thursday: Once Upon a Book Club — Unboxing!

Friday: Blog Tour with Giveaway and Review!: Two Truths and a Lie: It’s Alive! by Ammi-Joan Paquette and Laurie A. Thompson

Sunday: Author Guest Post by Pepper Springfield

 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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14 thoughts on “It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #IMWAYR 6/19/17”

  1. I’ll check out your Tuesday and Friday reviews for sure, really loved both of those books for different reasons.
    Ricki, wishing you lots of luck as you pack!

  2. So cool that you get to introduce Neil Schusterman Kellee!

    I wish you the best with your move Ricki. We moved earlier this year and it is quite an endeavor to pack and sort everything.

  3. I need to read The Inexplicable Logic of My Life very soon. Especially because Aristotle and Dante is one of my favorite books of all time and so far it’s the only Saenz book I’ve read.

  4. Ricki, I completely understand how you could continue with the housecleaning while listening to The Inexplicable Logic of My Life. Sometimes I wonder how people do this kind of work without an audiobook in their head, but that book is so amazing.
    Kellee I am really looking forward to to reading the Grace Hopper title. Our new baby girl is named after Ada Lovelace, but maybe if we had read this one first, she might have been called Grace.


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