It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #IMWAYR 7/5/21


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: Kellee’s #MustReadin2021 Summer Update!

Thursday: The Caiman by María Eugenia Manrique, Illustrated by Ramón París

Saturday: Sofia’s Kids’ Corner: The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart

Sunday: Student Voices: “BookTok” by Angelina Dong, Rising 10th Grader

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I’m excited to review Secondhand Dogs for you this week! Don’t miss out on the review!

The newest Upside-Down MagicNight Owl, is just as good as the rest of the series. I love the audiobooks–can’t wait for the next one!

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


This week, I read Bloom by Kevin Panetta (Author) and Savanna Ganucheau (Illustrator). This is a beautiful book about a boy, Ari, who feels trapped by his family business (a bakery). He seeks to hire someone in the bakery and meets Hector, who is in culinary school and loves baking. This story has so much heart, and I am so glad I read it.



Reading: Gilded Ones by Namina Forna

On Deck: Blackout by Dhonielle Clayton, Tiffany D. Jackson, Nic Stone, Angie Thomas, Ashley Woodfolk, and Nicola Yoon

Listening: Whatever After: Good as Gold by Sarah Mlynowski


I am still listening to (and loving) Like a Love Story by Abdi Nazemian. I have a lot of YA books open, and I don’t like to be locked down, so I’ll probably dabble with them all this week.


Tuesday: Secondhand Dogs by Carolyn Crimi

Thursday: Dr. Fauci: How a Boy from Brooklyn Became America’s Doctor by Kate Messner, Illustrated by Alexandra Bye

Sunday: Student Voices: “10 Books with Muslim Representation” by Basma Heda, Senior in College


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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3 thoughts on “It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #IMWAYR 7/5/21”

  1. Kellee, I’m glad to hear that Upside-Down Magic is still a fun series—I read the first book a while back, but I didn’t stay caught up. And I’ve seen two reviews for Secondhand Dogs just today—it sounds like tons of people are enjoying it! And I’ve heard good things about The Gilded Ones as well.

    Ricki, I’m glad to hear you enjoyed Bloom! I agree, the story has a lot of heart, and I think the illustrations really brought it to life. (I think it’s one of the only romance books I’ve actually enjoyed!) And I’m hoping to read Like a Love Story soon as well. Thank you both so much for the great post and link round-up!


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