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.
Tuesday: Just Harriet by Elana K. Arnold
Saturday: Sofia’s Kid’s Corner: The Friendship War by Andrew Clements
Sunday: Author Guest Post by Michael D. Beil, Author of The Swallowtail Legacy: Wreck at Ada’s Reef
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- Stuntboy by Jason Reynolds, Illustrated by Raúl the Third: I listened to this book a while ago, and I never marked it as read (oops!), so I am happy to share it today. I love this new addition to the world of funny illustrated novels. AND it was a Schneider Family Book Award honor! Although I missed the illustrations, I do recommend the audiobook.
- Pixels of You by Ananth Hirsh & Yuko Ota, Illustrated by J.R. Doyle: I really liked this sci-fi graphic novel; I reviewed it last week.
- The Anthropocene Reviewed: Essays on a Human-Centered Planet by John Green: This was a compilation of John Green’s podcast of the same name, and it was exactly what I needed. I love how John Green writes and narrates, so it already had that going for it. I also love learning while reading, and this book did that as well. I highly recommend it to all who want to be entertained but also learn more about this wild world we live in.
- Dork Diaries: Tales from a Not-So-Fabulous Life by Rachel Renée Russell: I finally read a Dork Diary book! I had a student ask me why I read all the Diary of a Wimpy Kid books and not Dork Diaries, and I did not have an answer, so I grabbed the first one, and I can definitely see why they are loved. They are so accurate when it comes to middle school, funny when appropriate, and the illustrations are great also. I will definitely read the next one.
- Miles Morales, Vol. 1: Straight Out of Brooklyn by Saldin Ahmed, Illustrated by Javier Garrón: I really liked this Miles Morales storyline! This first volume ended in a cliffhanger, so of course I will have to read more!
To learn more about any of these books, check out my 2022 Goodreads Challenge page or my read bookshelf on Goodreads.
I finished Meg-John Barker and Jules Scheele’s Queer: A Graphic History. I read this last month and forgot to post about it, and I just reread it because we are using it in a book group. This is a very accessible text and it a great primer for people interested in understanding queer theory.
Reading to Review tomorrow: Wingbearer by Marjorie Liu, illustrated by Teny Issakhanian
Listening to: Calypso by David Sedaris
I just downloaded this book because I saw Kellee liked it a lot! I abandoned an audiobook that I was listening to that was making me fall asleep every night. I am excited to start this new one!
Tuesday: Wingbearer by Marjorie Liu, Illustrated by Teny Issakhanian
Thursday: This is (Not) Enough by Anna Kang, Illustrated by Christopher Weyant
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!
2 thoughts on “It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #IMWAYR 2/28/22”
Lots of books to add to the list, Kellee and Ricki! I’m looking forward to the new one by John Green! Have a great week!
I’ve been contemplating listening to Stuntboy, but wonder how that will work since it is an illustrated novel.