It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #IMWAYR 8/15/22


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: Student Voices: Insights from Karina D., Emma Y., Nour B., Maria F., Bianca C., and Anabella S.

Thursday: Guest Post: Classroom Uses for Astronuts by Jon Sciezska, El Deafo by Cece Bell, Jukebox by Nidhi Chanani, One Dead Spy by Nathan Hale, and Squish: Super Amoeba by Jennifer L. Holm

Saturday: Guest Post: Classroom Uses for Stargazing by Jen Wang, The Party by Sergio Ruzzier, Twins by Varian Johnson, and When Stars Are Scattered by Victoria Jamieson and Omar Mohamed

Sunday: Author Guest Post: “Finding ‘HOME’ in Poetry” by Dianne White, Author of Look and Listen

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This was my first week back with students! YAY! When the kids show up, it reminds me why I do this intense job–because I love working with them!

Delirium by Lauren OliverPandemonium by Lauren OliverRequiem by Lauren Oliver
Annabel by Lauren OliverAlex by Lauren OliverHana by Lauren OliverRaven by Lauren Oliver

  • Delirium by Lauren Oliver is on my #mustreadin2022 list because a student asked me to finish the series (I’d only read book 1), and this week I did–and it is the epitome of dystopian rebellion and romance! When I finished I jumped right into the short stories which gave some nice insight to the in-betweens of some of the books and thoughts of other characters; however, I must let Lauren Oliver know that I NEED a story or a book for what happens next!

Cat + Gamer, Volume 1 by Wataru NadataniThe Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart

  • Cat + Gamer Vol. 1 by Wataru Nadatani: I bought this manga for Trent because cats, video games, and books are his three favorite things, and I am happy to say that this is his first manga and he loved it! He gave it to me as soon as he was done and told me I had to read it. It is so cute; I love finding all ages mangas to share with my students and now Trent!
  • Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart: This is a series that many people are always surprised to learn I hadn’t read, so I fixed that by listening to book one, and I can see why people love it so much: quirky characters, mystery that keeps you on your toes, and brilliant children! I have book 2’s audiobook on hold, and I look forward to reading it.

The Disappearing Mr. Jacques by Gideon StererLittle Mole Goes to School by Glenys Nellist

  • The Disappearing Mr. Jacques by Gideon Sterer, illustrated by Benjamin Chaud: I love interactive picture books, and this is unlike any that I have read before! Readers will love Mr. Jacques and his tricks and all of the fun and games that come with his story. And the illustrations bring it all to life to transfix readers!
  • Little Mole Goes to School by Glanys Nellist, illustraed by Sally Garland: Perfect for a back to school book! It looks at the importance of differences in friends as well as the feeling of anxiety–both of these are perfect for our littles starting school, so Little Mole will be a character and a book that many will relate to and love! (And make sure to check out the back matter where the animal species are discussed and there is advice from a child therapist to help with anxious kids.)

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


I’ll be back next week! 🙂



With just finishing my audiobook and my series, I have to figure out what to read next! I’ll probably dip into my #mustreadin2022 list but who knows?!


Tuesday: A Dream of Birds by by Shenaz Patel, Illustrated by Emmanuelle Tchoukriel, and Translated by Edwig-Renée Dro

Thursday: Guest Post: Classroom Uses for All Thirteen by Christina Soontornvat, Astronaut-Aquanaut by Jennifer Swanson, Call and Response by Veronica Chambers, She Persisted: Claudette Colvin by Lesa Cline-Ransome, and History Smashers: Women’s Rights to Vote by Kate Messner

Saturday: Guest Post: Classroom Uses for Latinitas by Juliet Menendez, Lost in the Antarctic by Tod Olson, On the Horizon by Lois Lowry, and Stamped adapted by Sonja Cherry-Paul

Sunday: Author Guest Post by Vanessa Garcia, Author of What the Bread Says: Baking with Love, History and Papan 


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 8/15/22”

  1. It looks like you’ve been reading some great books lately, Kellee! It’s so fun that a student recommended the Lauren Oliver series to you and you enjoyed it so much—I don’t think I’ve ever seen those books before, which is surprising. Cat + Gamer looks like such a delightful manga, and it’s wonderful that Trent enjoyed it so much! And it’s also amazing that you finally got to read The Mysterious Benedict Society—I didn’t love the sequels quite as much as the first book, but I absolutely adored the prequel, The Extraordinary Education of Nicholas Benedict! Thank you both so much for the wonderful post!


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