It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #IMWAYR 6/14/21


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!


Thursday: Oakley the Squirrel: The Search for Z: A Nutty Alphabet Book by Nancy Rose

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As I’ve shared, I am taking the rest of May and the beginning of June off. I plan to be back next week though–see you then!

To keep up with what I am reading, check out my 2021 Goodreads Challenge page  or my read bookshelf on Goodreads.


I spent the week preparing for four presentations this weekend, so I stayed up late at night. Unfortunately, I didn’t read anything new. My older kids are recently into magazines, so I read a lot of passages from their magazines with them. I think I’ve read Little Blue Truck’s Halloween about 1800 times to my youngest son.



As I mentioned earlier, my oldest son and I have read a story per night of Black Boy Joy, which is edited by Kwame Mbalia. It is a really great way to end each day. The last story was a bit longer (but very good), and it took us three nights to finish it. I love how different the stories are. My son and I spent time tonight reflecting about all of the stories we’ve read and trying to pick a favorite.

I really love Like a Love Story by Abdi Nazemian. I would be farther, but my work has been taking up a lot of my time. I am determined to finish it this week to report back!


Thursday: Geraldine Pu: And Her Lunch Box, Too! by Maggie P. Chang


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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2 thoughts on “It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #IMWAYR 6/14/21”

  1. Four presentations in one weekend?! No wonder you didn’t have much time to read, Ricki! But it sounds like you crammed some great books into the time you had—I need to look into Like a Love Story, and Black Boy Joy sounds wonderful as well! Thank you both so much for the great post and link round-up!

  2. I can’t wait to read Black Boy Joy once it’s available. It sounds like a fantastic read and that cover is so beautiful. Thanks for sharing your reads and for hosting #imwayr!


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