It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #IMWAYR 7/31/23


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: The Fire, The Water, and the Maudie McGinn by Sally J. Pla

Thursday: Cat Jokes vs. Dog Jokes: Cat Jokes Told by Dogs, an Epic Comedy Battle by David Lewman, Illustrated by John McNamee

Friday: Student Voices: Book Recommendations from Kellee’s Students

Sunday: Author Guest Post by Hasan Namir, Author of Banana Dream

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It’s my week off! I will see you next week! To learn more about any books I’m reading, check out my read bookshelf on Goodreads.


This is my second time reading Healer of the Water Monster by Brian Young. I love this book tremendously. The characters feel so real to me, and they are navigating life experiences that feel very relatable for me. I particularly love Brian Young’s author’s note at the end of the book. He does a wonderful job discussing the background of the text along with some of the creative decisions that he made. If you haven’t read this one, I highly recommend it (and its sequel!).

I am excited to share more about this fun activity book on Thursday! Paperfold Wild Animals: 10 Amazing Punch-Out-and-Fold Paper Creatures by Megan Montague Cash.



I am listening to Remarkably Bright Creatures by Shelby Van Pelt (It’s amazing!). And I am rereading Man Made Monsters by Andrea L. Rogers. This book is so spooky!


Tuesday: Worldwide Crush by Kristin Nilsen

Thursday: Paperfold Wild Animals: 10 Amazing Punch-Out-and-Fold Paper Creatures by Megan Montague Cash

Friday: Student Voices: Sharing Webtoons, Mangas, and Graphic Novels by Emma Y. & Jorge G., 8th graders, and Bibi C., 6th grader

Sunday: Author Guest Post: “Where Story Ideas Come From & Why Personal Narrative Writing Works Best for Me” by Charlotte Offsay, Author of Challah Day!


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 7/31/23”

  1. It looks like you’ve been reading some wonderful books, Ricki—Healer of the Water Monster sounds like a beautiful read in particular! Thank you both so much for the wonderful post and for hosting us!


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