It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #IMWAYR 10/14/19


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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.


Wednesday: Monument Maker: Daniel Chester French and the Lincoln Memorial by Linda Booth Sweeney

Friday: Weird Little Robots by Carolyn Crimi

Sunday: Author Guest Post: “Why We Need International Books in the Classrooms” by J. Kasper Kramer, Author of The Story That Cannot Be Told

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So much reading with my boy! I love that he has to have books, and I love going to the library with him, and I love to see his excitement when he brings new books home from school–so much book love!

  • He loves Fly Guy books! I think he would have me read and read and read them if I would let him.
  • Trent was introduced to Charlie & Mouse and love them which made me so happy!
  • Trent READ ME two books this week: My Dog, Bob and Fox is Late.
  • New to me picture books I really loved (all of which Trent picked out at his school library!): My Dog, Bob by Richard Torrey, Squid and Octopus Friends for Always by Tao Nyeu, Escargot by Dashka Slater, and Here Comes Valentine Cat by Deborah Underwood
  • Symptoms of a Heartbreak by Sona Charaipotra: “Fresh from med school, sixteen-year-old medical prodigy Saira arrives for her first day at her new job: treating children with cancer. She’s always had to balance family and friendships with her celebrity as the Girl Genius―but she’s never had to prove herself to skeptical adult co-workers while adjusting to real life-and-death stakes. And working in the same hospital as her mother certainly isn’t making things any easier. But life gets complicated when Saira finds herself falling in love with a patient: a cute teen boy who’s been diagnosed with cancer. And when she risks her brand new career to try to improve his chances, it could cost her everything.”
  • The Weight of our Sky by Hanna Alkaf: “A music-loving teen with OCD does everything she can to find her way back to her mother during the historic race riots in 1969 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, in this heart-pounding literary debut. On the evening of May 13th, 1969, racial tensions in her home city of Kuala Lumpur boil over. The Chinese and Malays are at war, and Mel and her mother become separated by a city in flames. With a 24-hour curfew in place and all lines of communication down, it will take the help of a Chinese boy named Vincent and all of the courage and grit in Melati’s arsenal to overcome the violence on the streets, her own prejudices, and her djinn’s surging power to make it back to the one person she can’t risk losing.”


I completely agree with Kellee. It is such a joy to have a kid who is reading! I take great pride in the fact that my kindergartner’s favorite special is media (the library) rather than art, music, and PE. I love all of the specials, but I am so glad he loves media!

Both of my two older sons love the Captain Underpants books. We took a stack of 14 library books back to the library, and they each picked out a new Captain Underpants book to read. I’ve viewed these books from afar for years, and I am suddenly seeing their magic. Both kids (including my 3-year-old son) would sit and listen to the entire chapter book if I kept reading. We take breaks (to their dismay) to squeeze in some books to try to slow the potty humor a bit.

My goodness. How charming is Rainbow Rowell and Faith Erin Hicks’ Pumpkinheads?! I loved this graphic novel. It made my heart feel so full. Bring on the fall!



  • Starting: All Our Broken Pieces by L.D. Crichton
  • Listening: Let’s Go Swimming on Doomsday by Natalie C. Anderson


I am still reading several books at once, but I’ve added Ruta Sepetys’ The Fountains of Silence into the mix. So far, it is excellent. It’s very literary, and I am learning about a time and place that is not very familiar to me.


Wednesday: Forgotten Beasts: Amazing Creatures That Once Roamed the Earth by Matt Sewell


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4 thoughts on “It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #IMWAYR 10/14/19”

  1. Kellee~ Symptoms of a Heartbreak sounds so good. I hope we get a copy here SOON.

    Ricki~ I’m so excited to read Pumpkinheads and I am constantly hearing great things about The Fountains of Silence. Hope you enjoy the rest of it!

  2. I love reading about both of your reading experiences with your children. Because we share a house with my son, his partner, and their 28 month old, I can connect with much of it and look forward to reading many of these books in the coming years.
    I got Faith Erin Hicks’ Pumpkinheads from Netgalley only to discover it was only the first chapter of the book. I’m glad to read good things about it. The book is finally available at my library for me to pick up!

    • So much wonderful reading experiences with that 28 month old to come! 🙂
      And I did the same with Pumpkinhead… and it teased me so much, I got a copy the first day it came out!


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