It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #IMWAYR 4/9/18


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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

Tuesday: The Stress of Teaching and Advice for Remaining Positive

Wednesday: Sports Illustrated Kids: The Baseball Fanbook by Gary Gamling

Thursday: You’re My Little Cuddle Bug by Nicola Edwards

Friday: Secondhand Heroes series by Justin LaRocca Hansen

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 Last Week’s Journeys


  • *Screaming from rooftops!* If you have not read Nielsen’s Ascendance Trilogy, get to it! So much epicness and adventure and action and humor all in one series!
  • Stung and Cured by Bethany Wiggins were quite interesting books. I can see why those who don’t like them didn’t, but I did overall. Actually, I may have liked Cured better than Stung! If you like post-apocaplyptic, dystopians with a bit of romance, then you’ll like these!
  • I Love You, Michael Collins by Lauren Baratz-Logsted is so different than any of the other three books I read; however, I love when I read very different books that both are so special! I am so happy to review this title soon.

I Am Ghandi by Brad Meltzer is an absolutely stunning graphic novel which features 25 acclaimed graphic novelists. I am really excited about this book, which will appeal to all ages. My four-year-old was mesmerized by the artwork and enjoyed learning about Ghandi’s life.

Adrian Simcox Does NOT Have a Horse by Marcy Campbell is an absolutely stunning story that allows young people to consider ideas like class, poverty, and imagination. This one is due out in August, and I suspect it will be well-loved by readers.

Run Wild by David Covell, set to be published this June, reminds us that it is so good to be alive. The words in this book dance off of the pages. It made me want to open my doors and race out into the world.

I REREAD Graceling by Kristin Cashore for my Adolescents’ Literature course. We had some fantastic discussions about the fantasy genre, and this book was great fun to talk about.


This Week’s Expeditions


  • I was so excited to start the 4th Upside Down Magic book, Dragon Overnight, when I finished Shadow Throne, and it is totally living up to its expectations! I love the characters in this series and all of the truly realistic themes that are touched upon in this fantasy series.
  • League of Lasers is the 2nd book in the Star Scouts series by Mike Lawrence, and I am so excited to read it. I also got some other :01 graphic novels from Netgalley that I hope to read; I’ll share which ones next week if I get to them!
  • Trent and I are still reading Date with Disaster, and I love that he loved DC Superhero girls!

My son and I started Sci-Fu by Yehudi Mercado. He’s loving it, and he doesn’t realize that I am editing out a lot of the words. It’s not written for a four-year-old, and he thinks any book with pictures is written with him as the audience. I’m enjoying it!


Upcoming Week’s Posts


Tuesday: Teaching Tuesday: Disability and the Body, Literature Circles/Book Clubs

Wednesday: Blog Tour with Review and Giveaway: Bone’s Gift by Angie Smibert

Thursday: Islandborn by Junot Díaz

Friday: Kellee’s #mustreadin2018 Spring Update

Sunday: Author Guest Post from Carolyn  O’Doherty, Author of Rewind


 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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15 thoughts on “It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #IMWAYR 4/9/18”

  1. I’ve never read Graceling (or the series) so I just hunted down a local copy. Thanks for the suggestion! I’m also interested in I Am Ghandi — especially after finishing The Night Diary (which discusses Ghandi more than once). Have a great reading week!

  2. This might be a first – I haven’t read any of the books either of you mentioned this week! Though my son loved Graceling. Lots of good ideas here for my TBR list…as if it needs any more books added! lol

    Hope you both enjoy your books this week –


    Book By Book

  3. Kelle, I need to read I Love You, Michael Collins. I’m in the mood for a good realistic fiction that’s a bit off the wall.
    Ricki I loved your comments about editing Sci-Fu while reading it to your son. If both of you enjoy it, that’s what counts!


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