It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #IMWAYR 3/9/20


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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: Old Rock (is Not Boring) by Deb Pilutti

Thursday: Bob Ross: My First Book of Colors by Robb Pearlman, Illustrated by Bob Ross

Sunday: Authors Guest Post!: “Books That Build Empathy” by Debut MG and YA Authors of 2020

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NEAL SHUSTERMAN CAME TO MY SCHOOL THIS WEEK, and it was amazing! Check out my school’s FB post to see more pictures 🙂 (Also, he read from 2 upcoming books, and WOW! I cannot wait!)

  • I finished listening to A Match Made in Mehendi and I am in love with Simi’s story! Her friends and family are amazing! I highly recommend this well-crafted and well-written early YA romance!
  • I finally read Pumpkinheads by Rainbow Rowell and Faith Erin Hicks, and YAY for Deja representing real girls! And Josiah is just exactly what I hope all men will realize is the best way to be!
  • I also read a Free Comic Book Day Owly & Friends comic for fun! I just needed some Owly in my life this week.
  • With Trent:
    • More Fly Guy this week! He is now able to pretty much read any Fly Guy book himself, and I love to have him read to me!
    • With Princess in Black, we’ve moved to the ones I haven’t read, so I love seeing her new adventures too!
    • It was Read Across America week, and his teacher celebrated in the traditional way, and Trent says his favorite Dr. Seuss book was Horton Hears a Who, so he checked it out from his school library for us to read at home too.
    • Trent receives Powell’s Boox (book box) monthly from his g’rents, and this month we received In a Jar by Deborah Marcero and Twig by Aura Parker. He liked both of them, but Twig has already been read multiple times and seems to be a new favorite.

To learn more about any of these books, check out my 2020 Goodreads Challenge page  or my read bookshelf on Goodreads.


I have spent approximately 100 hours arranging all of the pitches for the ALAN Workshop program. I am excited to say that I am ready to pitch back to the publishers (following NCTE session acceptances and following approval from the program consultants). This means I have not been reading as much…as in at all. It feels a bit ironic, no? But I DID read Eat the Cake, which is a very fun text (review to come tomorrow), and I DID read to my boys each night. We are almost finished with the first Harry Potter!



  • Reading: I’m Not Dying with You Tonight by Kimberly Jones & Gilly Segal
  • Reading (a story here and there): Darkness Creeping: Twenty Twisted Tales by Neal Shusterman
  • Listening: A Tale of Magic by Chris Colfer
  • Reading with Trent (between other books): The Princess in Black and the Mysterious Playdate by Shannon Hale & Dean Hale, Illustrated by LeUyen Pham


Tuesday: Eat the Cake by M.H. Clark, Illustrated by Jana Glatt

Sunday: Author Guest Post and Giveaway!: “Something Old, Something New: Five Classics Reimagined as Middle-Grade Books” by Erin Yun, Author of Pippa Park Raises Her Game


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4 thoughts on “It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #IMWAYR 3/9/20”

  1. Kellee~ Thanks for sharing those great photos of Neal Shusterman’s visit! What an amazing experience that must have been. I also read In a Jar this week and I’m glad to finally be starting my list of books that work through all the seasons. I should have started this ages ago. And I see that I added A Match Made in Mehendi to my TBR list last summer, but just haven’t gotten my hands on it since it’s publication.

    Ricki~ Ah, we all go through those times where we have less time for reading. And it sounds like your time has been well spent!

    Hope you both have a wonderful reading week!

  2. KelleeI’m glad to be connected on Facebook Kellee. I love seeing your photos of what’s going on at school and especially of Trent. I feel like I know your family!
    I am so sad that my library does not have a copy of Old Rock. On a positive note, they do have A Match Made in Mehendi! Now to find time to read it!
    Ricki it sounds like you might have been reading, but not anything that would be fun for yourself. Hope this coming week is better for you.

  3. I have the Pippa Park book to read. Should be getting to it soon.
    Hope all is well with both of you and everyone is healthy!


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