It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #IMWAYR 1/16/23


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: You So Black by Theresa tha S.O.N.G.B.I.R.D., Illustrated by London Ladd

Sunday: Author Guest Post by Kimberly Behre Kenna, Author of Artemis Sparke and the Sound Seekers Brigade

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It’s my off week this week, so I’ll see you next week! To learn more about any of these books, check out my read bookshelf on Goodreads.


My youngest son and I have read Pretty Perfect Kitty-Corn by Shannon Hale and Leuyen Pham at least thirty times in the last week. This book brings him so much joy.

My oldest son (age 9) and I read Who Were the Navajo Code Talkers? by James Buckley Jr. together, each alternating chapters for our read-aloud. I know a lot about the code talkers, but this book offered me more details and was very engaging.

My book club read this book, Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus. I loved the integration of science and women’s rights.

My son and I read Jailbreak at Alcatraz by Tom Sullivan. I didn’t know much at all about this moment in history, and I found this book to be fascinating. The illustrations are very well done, and I was hooked. I told my son we would read it across three nights, and we stayed up past his bedtime to finish it.

How Old is Mr. Tortoise by Dev Petty, illustrated by Ruth Chan is a cute, silly story about a tortoise who can’t remember how old he is, and it’s his birthday!

After reading Promise Boys by Nick Brooks, I adopted it for my young adult literature class this semester. I have so much to say about this incredible book, and I will share more in a review next Thursday!



I am listening to The Dictionary of Lost Words by Pip Williams.

I am reading In the Wild Light by Jeff Zentner


Tuesday: Everybody Counts by Matt Esenwine, Illustrated by Emma Graham

Thursday: Play Like a Girl: A Graphic Memoir by Misty Wilson, Illustrated by David Wilson


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 1/16/23”

  1. Students keep losing the Tom Sullivan books, which is annoying! I loved Play Like a Girl, and you need to look at the new Hoops by Matt Tavares! Looks like you both had a good reading week. Hope the Kittycorn book doesn’t wear you out!


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