It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #IMWAYR 10/9/17


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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: Ten Favorite Significant Others in Books

Wednesday: Blog Tour with Book Trailer, #ProtectOurWorld Challenge, and Review!: Zoo Scientists to the Rescue by Patricia Newman and Annie Crawley

Thursday: You’re All Kinds of Wonderful by Nancy Tillman

Friday: Author Guest Post!: “Teaching Kids Hope” by Carla Mooney, Author of Terrorism: Violence, Intimidation, and Solutions for Peace

Sunday: Author Guest Post and Giveaway!: “Inspiring Stories” by David Kelly, Author of Ballpark Mysteries

 Giveaway open until Saturday!!


 Last Week’s Journeys


  • I love Alex Rider books so much! Anthony Horowitz just has a way of writing middle grade/early teen books that are so sophisticated and complicated and intriguing! I couldn’t put the book down–it truly is comparable to a James Bond novel! AND the end of the book is a cliffhanger and at the end there is a surprise, so I tweeted this:

    AND ANTHONY HOROWITZ REPLIED TO ME! AHHH! I was so excited! And I cannot wait until summer 2018 🙂
  • I also finished listening to Little Monsters by Kara Thomas, and it was a mystery that I just couldn’t solve which is my favorite type! The ending was shocking and overall the story was so crazy and messed up! I tweeted with Kara Thomas about it, too 🙂

This week was filled with rereads of old favorites. I am simultaneously reading three new YA books, but while I am close to the end of each of them, I haven’t finished any of them yet. 🙂

I REREAD Dr. Bird’s Advice for Sad Poets by Evan Roskos and Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys. My colleges students loved both of them. A few of the students said that Roskos captured mental health so well that it made them cry. And obviously, the response to Between Shades of Gray has been overwhelmingly positive. I saw two students on campus and they said, “This book is SO GOOD.” I am excited to hear the whole class’s thoughts tomorrow.


This Week’s Expeditions

  • I am almost done with History is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera, and it is just as heartbreaking yet love-filled as promised.
  • I am going to start listening to Stella by Starlight by Sharon Draper today!

I am really enjoying M. T. Anderson’s Landscape with Invisible Hand. It’s a bit weird, but it’s a really GOOD weird. I love books that are unique and unlike any others that I’ve read, and Anderson always succeeds in this category.


Upcoming Week’s Posts

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Tuesday: Ten Picture Books About Autumn

Wednesday: The Peculiar Incident on Shady Street by Lindsay Currie

Thursday: Nerdy Bird by Aaron Reynolds

Friday: Twinderella by Corey Rosen Schwartz

 So, what are you reading?

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20 thoughts on “It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #IMWAYR 10/9/17”

  1. I just finished reading The Peculiar Incident on Shady Street last night and it’s pretty spooky! Great ghost story in time for Halloween! I’ll bet you thought the scariest part was the move from Florida to Chicago! 😉

  2. Kellee, I love everything that Adam Silvera writes. I just downloaded his newest book, They Both Die at the End and plan to start it as soon as I am finished with the one I am listening to now.
    Ricki, Dr. Bird’s Advice for Sad Poets has been added to my must read list.
    Happy reading this week!

  3. I SO understand your excitement, Kellee! I LOVE when an author Tweets me back – so thrilling!

    I have had Stella by Starlight on my TBR shelf for ages – must get to it soon!

    Your new job sounds so amazing, Ricki! How exciting to introduce college students and future teachers to incredibly powerful books like Between Shades of Gray.

    I’ve been hearing about Anderson’s latest – it DOES sound weird, but that’s kind of his thing, right? Looking forward to hearing more!


    Book By Book

  4. I’ve got a math post going up on Friday too! Twinderella is on it too 🙂
    I read the first Alex Rider and really enjoyed it. I haven’t had any fourth graders check that series out in awhile, I’ll have to book talk it soon.

  5. In 2005 I went to England and saw Ark Angel in a bookstore. It didn’t come out in the US until the following year, so my students thought it was super cool to be able to read it. Horowitz keeps getting better and better!

  6. Kellee, I really enjoyed Stella by Starlight. I read the first two Alex Rider books, but have never gone on for more. Maybe I will finally do that.

    Ricki, Between Shades of Gray is such an amazing book. It’s one that will stay with me for ages.


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