It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #IMWAYR 1/14/19


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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: Kellee’s Five Star Reads of 2018

Wednesday: Ricki’s Favorite Reads of 2018

Thursday: Final Update of #MustReadin2018

Friday: Kellee and Ricki’s #MustReadin2019 Lists

Sunday: Author Guest Post!: “Curiousity, Ignorance, and the Big What If?” by Jeanne Moran, Author of The Path Divided

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I apologize for taking off a Monday right after we got back, but this past weekend was one of Jim’s Disney races, so I took the weekend off to root him on and spend time with family. See you next Monday! 🙂


I finished listening to The Nowhere Girls by Amy Reed. This book was a finalist for the AEWA award, and I’ve seen it referenced several times. It is going to stick with me for a long time. I leave this book with admiration for the strength of the characters in this book. It takes a different approach to the #metoo movement than I’ve seen in any other book. If you missed this one last year, I recommend it highly.

I listened to Superheroes Are Everywhere by Kamala Harris. I can proudly say that this is the ONE book that I will be putting on my baby registry. My kids listened to it with me while we crafted, and my older son started to respond to the questions posed in the book. It’s all about finding the superheroes around us and being superheroes ourselves. This book just makes me feel like a better person.



I am trying to be better about my #mustreadin2019 list this year. This is the first book I’m tackling (A Land of Permanent Goodbyes). I read most of it last year and loved it, but I didn’t finish it because of a deadline. So I am restarting and listening to it this time. So far, so good.

My older son and I are reading Pelé: The King of Soccer by Eddy Simon and Vincent Brascaglia. Admittedly, I am not a huge soccer fan and I have no idea who Pelé is, but I love watching my son play soccer. He loves the book, and it is enjoyable to read so far.


Teaching Tuesday: A Virtual Book Signing with Alice Faye Duncan

Wednesday: Crown Not Crow by Jane Yolen and Adam Stemple

Thursday: Hush Up and Hibernate by Sandra Markle

Friday: Beep and Bob Series by Jonathan Roth

Sunday: Author Guest Post!: “The Student Body: Fostering Positive Body Images Among Students”  by Leanne Baugh, Author of Story of My Face


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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7 thoughts on “It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #IMWAYR 1/14/19”

  1. Ricki~ A Land of Permanent Goodbyes was hard-hitting. Hard to read, but important. And I’m off to look up The Nowhere Girls to see if we have a local copy. Thanks for sharing these titles!

    Kellee~ We’ll see you next week!

  2. I just received a review copy of A Song for Gwendolyn Brooks and I’m really looking forward to reading it. Have a great week!

  3. I had to go back and look at your must read lists! Lots of great books for both of you! Looking forward to hearing more about them as you read them 🙂

  4. Superheroes are everywhere sounds great. That’s a new title for me. I am not a huge soccer fan either, but I should read Pelé because many of my students play soccer.

  5. I had The Nowhere Girls home from the library but couldn’t find time to read it before it had to go back. Maybe after I finish reading all these Cybil books I will try it again.
    I wish my library had a copy of Superheroes Are Everywhere.


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