It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?
For readers of all ages
It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is a weekly blog hop we host which focuses on sharing what we’re reading. This Kid Lit version of IMWAYR focuses primarily on books marketed for kids and teens, but books for readers of all ages are shared. We love this community and how 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. The Kid Lit IMWAYR was co-created by Kellee & Jen at Teach Mentor Texts.
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.
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Today is my day off from IMWAYR, but you can learn more about any of the books I’ve been reading by checking out my read bookshelf on Goodreads.
I fell hard into the Emily Henry ferver. After reading and enjoying Book Lovers a couple of weeks ago, I decided to read her other three popular novels. I’ve always enjoyed romance and love watching people fall in love, so I just kept going. Needless to say, it’s been a busy week of romance. I don’t typically read adult novels, but this was a fun splurge. I think I’ll go back to YA, middle grade, and picture books now.
I’ve noticed it is very popular for people to rank the order of which they enjoy Emily Henry’s novels. I suppose I’ll play along, but I found them to be quite similar to each other. Anyways, here is my order of enjoyment with the carats that people on the internet are using:
Beach Read > Book Lovers > People We Meet on Vacation > Happy Place
To be perfectly honest, though, I am unclear about the impassioned defense and rating of the books on the internet because all four were enjoyable. The first two ranked higher for me because I loved the literary theme. The third was not as exciting for me because I am not much of a traveler, but I did enjoy the friends-to-lovers theme. The fourth ranked lowest to me because I hate break-up novels (not a spoiler–the novel starts with a breakup), but I did love the bond between the friends! All four were a pleasure to read, and I can see why people love this author.
I couldn’t have been more excited by this author collaboration. Kekla Magoon and Cynthia Leitich Smith are two of the best authors writing today, and I was very eager to start the Blue Stars series. It lived up to my (very high) expectations! This is a series that will be very popular among kids. After I finished it, I gave it to my own three children, and they sat in the corner (or on the couch) and didn’t get up until they’d read it cover to cover! I recommend getting your hands on this book, Mission One: The Vice Principal Problem.
I am really enjoying the beauty of Eagle Drums by Nasuġraq Rainey Hopson.
Tuesday: Mascot by Charles Waters and Traci Sorell
Sunday: Author Guest Post: “Cats vs. Dogs” by Paul Meisel, Author of Boom!
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