It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #IMWAYR 12/4/17


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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: Ricki’s NCTE/ALAN Reflection

Wednesday: Kellee’s NCTE/ALAN Reflection

Thursday: Ricki’s NCTE/ALAN Book List

Friday: Kellee’s NCTE/ALAN Book List


 Last Week’s Journeys


  • Have you not read the Whatever After series by Sarah Mlynowski yet? You really, really should! I love their premise: Each fairy tale seems to end in a happy ending, but is that really what makes the characters happy? The last one I finished, Dream On, looked at the “Sleeping Beauty” fairy tale.
  • It probably won’t surprise you to hear that Children of Exile by Margaret Peterson Haddix is a twisty, turny mystery adventure that is a bit dark and looks at a deep issue of human existence. Well, that’s exactly what it does. And there is a twist that I am still dealing with!

I REREAD The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas in preparation for my class tomorrow. I am so excited to hear what my students’ think about it. They always have such insightful comments about the books that we read.

I read Case Study Research by Robert K. Yin. I’ve learned that academia is all about stretching my brain about the many types of methodological approaches to studies. Yin is just one scholar who is known for case study research, and I wanted to learn more about his perspective.

I read (and LOVED) Love by Matt de la Peña. I will be purchasing this book in hardcover. Wow, wow, wow. Review to come.

I adored Prince and Pirate by Charlotte Gunnufson. This is a very funny book. I am excited that we are reviewing it this week.


This Week’s Expeditions


All of these are sequels! And I can’t wait to get to them 🙂


My Adolescents’ Literature class ends this week, and I feel very free to read (rather than reread) anything that I want! My NCTE/ALAN TBR stack is whispering to me right now.


Upcoming Week’s Posts

top ten tuesday 

Tuesday: Ten New Authors We Met at NCTE/ALAN 2017

Wednesday: Nina: Jazz Legend and Civil-Rights Activist Nina Simone by Alice Briaere-Haquet

Thursday: Prince and Pirate by Charlotte Gunnufson

Friday: Emily and the Spellstone by Michael Rubens

Sunday: Author Guest Post!: “Talking to Kids about the Sixth Mass Extinction” by Laura Perdew, author of Extinction: What Happened to the Dinosaurs, Mastodons, and Dodo Birds?


 So, what are you reading?

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8 thoughts on “It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #IMWAYR 12/4/17”

  1. Oh, I love Margaret Peterson Haddix’s novels! Always dark and twisty and suspenseful. I’ll have to take a look at this series.

    I loved The Hate U Give – listened on audio and it was SO powerful that way! Felt like the narrator was telling me her story directly.

    I so get the great feeling to choose anything you want to read! Between book groups and a monthly review book, I often feel my reading is pre-determined and love when I can just choose anything off my shelves!

    Enjoy your books this week!


    Book By Book

  2. I’m really looking forward to reading Love by Matt de la Peña. I have heard good things about it and I have really enjoyed his writing. Yay for conferences, but also yay for getting back to a regular schedule. 🙂

  3. I need to read the Margaret Haddix books! I added Emily and the Spellstone to my list. I’ll be looking forward to your review 🙂 Happy reading week!


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