It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #IMWAYR 9/10/18


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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.



Tuesday: #MustReadin2018 Fall Update

Wednesday: Memphis, Martin, and the Mountaintop by Alice Faye Duncan

Thursday: Eraser by Anna Kang

Friday: The Girl with More Than One Heart by Laura Geringer Bass

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Journey of the Pale Bear by Susan Fletcher was even better than it sounded! I can’t wait to review it for you!

Another Day by David Levithan was quite interesting because it looked at the exact time frame as Every Day but from Rhiannon’s point of view. I look forward to reading book 3 now to see where it all goes.


I REREAD Piecing Me Together by Renée Watson in preparation to teach it this week. I am really excited to talk about it with my college students. My fingers are crossed that they will love it as much as I do.

My son and I finished our read-aloud of The Super Life of Ben Braver. This book makes an incredible read-aloud for a 4-year-old, even though it is written for upper elementary schoolers, in particular. My son absolutely loved it and can’t wait for the next book to be released in March!

I adored King Ben and Sir Rhino by Eric Sallier and look forward to reviewing it later this week!




I’ve only start The Young Elites (audiobook) but am not far enough to have an opinion quite yet (though I will say it reminds me a bit of Graceling). The others will hopefully be read this week!

I also wanted to extend a formal apology for not stopping by as many blogs on Mondays for the next couple of months (and last couple of weeks) as I always intend to. Trent has started t-ball, and practice is on Mondays, so it really adds another layer of rushing to the first day of the week. If I missed/miss your blog, please know that I love you being part of the community—thank you for being you! You are appreciated.


I am still reading Sadie by Courtney Summers. Ordinarily, this book wouldn’t make it more than a couple of days with me. The suspense is phenomenal. Yet, I am also reading dozens of articles to prepare a manuscript that I am writing, so I am trying to balance my reading.


Tuesday: Teaching Tuesday: Using Dialogue Journals with High Schoolers

Wednesday: What If Everybody Said That? by Ellen Javernick

Thursday: King Ben and Sir Rhino by Eric Sallier

Friday: Alice’s Magic Garden by Henry Herz


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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12 thoughts on “It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #IMWAYR 9/10/18”

  1. Parenting and lessons do get in the way, Kellee. Thanks to you, Ricki & Jen for hosting every week. That’s a big deal! I still need to read Piecing Me Together, on my list, Ricki! Have a good week!

  2. Ricki – I’m so glad to hear you’re enjoying the suspense of Sadie. I keep hearing really good things!!

    Kellee – I’ll be interested to hear once you’ve formed a solid opinion on Young Elites. And on commenting, there are just those times in our lives where we cannot juggle the whole world. Take care of your most pertinent life needs for now. <3

  3. Now I want to read Every Day and Another Day even more! I feel so guilty getting additional books out of the library when my own TBR shelves are so full! lol

    And Kellee, you don’t ever need to apologize! You lead such a full, busy life, juggling teaching, home, a young child, AND blogging! I’m not sure I could have manage blogging when my kids were that young. Hope he and you enjoy t-ball!

    Ricki, I’ve been hearing SUCH great things about Sadie! I really want to read it. So jealous of your job teaching YA lit – sounds like a lot of fun, sharing these amazing books.

    Hope you both have a good week, enjoy your books (and lose the guilt!) – thanks for hosting!


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  4. Kellee, I am hoping to get to Piecing Me Together this year. It is on my MustRead list, but there are so many books! I wasn’t as impressed by The Young Elites as I was by her Legend series. I din’t go on after the first one.

    Ricki, I’m happy that Sadie is now on order at my local library. I’m actually thankful that I am number 19 on three copies. I might get my reading life under control before this arrives.

  5. Kellee, I can’t wait to hear more about Pale Bear. Is this a book I’m going to want to purchase?
    Ricki, I still need to read Pieces of Me… I’ve put it off too long. I think it will be on my #mustreadin2019 list if I don’t hurry up and get to it. I also have Ben Braver to read. Soon…


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