It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #IMWAYR 2/22/21


It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?
Sharing Picture Books, Early Readers, Middle Grade Books, and Young Adult Books for All Ages!

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is a weekly blog hop co-hosted by Unleashing Readers and Teach Mentor Texts which focuses on sharing books marketed for children and young adults. It offers opportunities to share and recommend books with each other.

The original IMWAYR, with an adult literature focus, was started by Sheila at Book Journeys and is now hosted by Kathryn at The Book Date.

We encourage you to write your own post sharing what you’re reading, link up below, leave a comment, and support other IMWAYR bloggers by visiting and commenting on at least three of the other linked blogs.

Happy reading!


Tuesday: Blog Tour with Review and Giveaway!: The Leaf Detective: How Margaret Lowman Uncovered Secrets in the Rainforest by Heather Lang, Illustrated by Jana Christy

Thursday: Love in English by Maria E. Andreu

Saturday: Trent’s Favorite Reads as a 6 Year Old

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Hi, everyone! It was Trent’s birthday weekend, and I just never got around to doing my IMWAYR… I’ll catch up next week!

To learn more about any of these books, check out my 2021 Goodreads Challenge page  or my read bookshelf on Goodreads.


I read and loved Saving American Beach by Heidi Tyline King. I wasn’t familiar with American Beach, so I learned a lot. I love nonfiction picture books so much. The illustrations are stunning!

I also read another wonderful nonfiction picture book called Code Breaker, Spy Hunter: How Elizebeth Friedman Changed the Course of Two World Wars by Laurie Wallmark. Elizebeth Friedman is incredibly inspiring, and this book was packed with amazing information. Review on Thursday! 🙂

My 7yo wanted to read Sisters by Raina Telgemeier. I enjoyed reading about the sibling dynamics in this book. I would love to see the panel about spirit animals removed from this one.

I absolutely loved Slay by Brittney Morris. I listened to the audio and had a hard time moving through my day because I wanted to get back to it! I really loved reading about the game and am hoping she incorporates some sort of gaming into her next book The Cost of Knowing. I am really excited to read that one.



Listening with my 7yo: Everything Sad is Untrue by Daniel Nayeri.

Listening by myself: The Gilded Ones by Namina Forna

Print text: I am rereading a YA book that I am using for an article. 🙂


Tuesday: Review, Book Trailer, and Giveaway!: The Stuff Between Stars: How Vera Rubin Discovered MOST of the Universe by Sandra Nickel, Illustrated by Aimée Skuro

Thursday: Review and Giveaway!: Code Breaker, Spy Hunter: How Elizebeth Friedman Changed the Course of Two World Wars by Laurie Wallmark, Illustrated by Brooke Smart

Saturday: Sofia’s Kids’ Corner: The Total Eclipse of Nestor Lopez by Adrianna Cuevas


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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5 thoughts on “It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #IMWAYR 2/22/21”

  1. Yay for a birthday celebration. 🙂

    The nonfiction titles look great Ricki. It would be interesting to hear what your child thinks of Everything Sad. I enjoyed it, but wasn’t sure if elementary students would stick with it.

  2. What a great set of books! I remember that scene from Sisters, and I appreciate your comments—I’m a huge Raina Telgemeier fan, but I honestly didn’t love that book as much as her others. (The third of her memoirs, Guts, is about her experiences with anxiety, and it is incredible!) Thank you both for the great post (and for putting together this great link-up)!

  3. Kellee~ Happy Birthday to Trent!

    Ricki~ I’m so happy to see I have access to Slay through a local library. YAY! And Everything Sad is Untrue is on my #MustReadin2021 list. Can’t wait to get to it — soon I hope!

  4. I loved seeing all the birthday pictures on facebook Kellee. What a party!
    Ricki, I too love nonfiction picture books! Saving American Beach was on my list and I’ve added Code Breaker, Spy Hunter. I home my library brings in both of them!

  5. Hey Kellee! Monday morning and a good book to read is a perfect kick start of a fresh day. Especially reading books that encourage you to live more. I too started “Yes I Can” a book containing inspirational stories of different people around the world. I suggest you read it once. Keep writing!


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