It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #IMWAYR 7/4/22


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: Review & Giveaway!: Pink is Not a Color by Lindsay Ward
**Make sure not to miss this giveaway!!**

Thursday: Pigeon & Cat by Edward Hemingway

Saturday: Guest Review: The Worrysaurus by Rachel Bright, illustrated by Chris Chatterton

**Click on any picture/link to view the post**



Here is what I’ve read over the last two weeks:

Merci Suárez Plays It Cool by Meg Medina Paws by Nathan Fairbairn

  • Merci Suárez Plays it Cool by Meg Medina: This finale for Merci is perfect. Just such a solid ending to Merci’s middle school years; however, I must warn you that there is tears! I was lucky enough to write the discussion guide for this book, and I cannot wait to share it.
  • Paws: Gabby Gets it Together by Nathan Fairbairn, illustrated by Michele Assarasakorn: Trent read this graphic novel, and as soon as he was done, he said I had to read it so we could talk about it; I am glad I did because this is a series that my middle school students are going to love as well. Gabby and her friends are starting a dog walking business, but it is hard enough to be a kid and a friend, much less run a business!

A Sitting in St. James by Rita Williams-Garcia

  • A Sitting in St. James by Rita Williams-Garcia: This book took me a week to read because it was so real. Williams-Garcia dove deep into the history of Le Petit Cottage and all that are bound to the plantation. The summary says “tour de force” because this book is epic. It is tome that you must be ready to tackle because nothing is held back. Also, make sure to stay for all of the back matter. (P.S. This book is considered YA; however, it is definitely OLDER YA and adult, so keep that in mind when curating for students.)

To learn more about any of these books, check out my 2022 Goodreads Challenge page or my read bookshelf on Goodreads.


This is my week off for a longer update; see you next week!



I am on a rom com kick, so we’ll see what I tackle over these next two weeks!


Tuesday:  Student Voices: A Look at Representation and Reading from Kanak S., Naomi G., and Jaz P.

Thursday:  Guest Post: Classroom Uses for Ambitious Girl by Meena Harris, Bunheads by Misty Copeland, I Talk Like a River by Jordan Scott, I’m Worried by Michael Ian Black, and Lady Pancake & Sir French Toast by Josh Funk

Saturday: Guest Review: Magyk by Angie Sage


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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4 thoughts on “It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #IMWAYR 7/4/22”

  1. Septymus Heap is one of those really long series where the first book has almost fallen apart and the last book has been checked out by two people. Doesn’t help that I don’t remember a thing about it! The first Merci Suarez book hasn’t circulate well at all, which I don’t understand, so I’ve held off on purchasing the second, although the third is coming up soon in my TBR. Have a great week!

  2. First off, I love the website updates—the new fonts and layouts look really stylish!

    And Kellee, I’m really glad the finale of the Merci Suárez series held up—I still haven’t had a chance to read any of those books, unfortunately. And it’s also very fun that you’re on a rom-com kick right now—I hope you enjoy the next ones you end up reading!

    Thank you both so much for the wonderful post!


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