It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #IMWAYR 4/8/24


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.

Happy reading!


Tuesday: The Princess Protection Program by Alex London

Saturday: Sofia’s Kids’ Corner: Today, Tonight, Tomorrow by Rachel Lynn Solomon

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



Middle Grade

  • The Princess Protection Program by Alex London: I loved reviewing this book last week! I am such a fan of twists on fairy tales, especially when they are unique and like none I’ve read before, and The Princess Protection Program fits this! The idea of princesses being able to leave to our world and automatically go to a school with a fairy godmother protecting them from monsters that are trying to eat them to return to their tales is the perfect new twist for fairy tales. I loved getting to know all of the princesses (and Charlie!) and learning about everything with them. The characters are what make the beginning of the book, but then the twist of the story happens and it breaks the plot open and also adds in so much chaos at the end of the book that the end just speeds by as the conclusion nears.

Young Adult

  • The Lilies by Quinn Diacon-Furtagdo: This book was time-travel, secret society, boarding school, multi-point of view madness of a book that is hard to put down! It has so many layers and was even more messed up than I assumed it was going to be based on the summary, which made it even more of a whirlwind of a read.
  • Rez Ball by Byron Graves: This book has received so much praise. I blew it off as just another basketball book. I was wrong. This book is so much more than basketball. I was so invested in Tre’s story, so much so that I cried TWICE (one happiness, one sadness) in this basketball book. And I loved listening to the book even more as I could hear the Ojibwe language authentically, instead of as assumptions in my brain.
  • The Brothers Hawthorne by Jennifer Lynn Barnes: I questioning Barnes writing more books about the Hawthornes and hesitated reading this book, but I am glad I finally gave in and read it because it was just as good as the original trilogy. So many mind games and puzzles–a fun read overall. I look forward to its sequel.

Picture Book

  • Log Life by Amy Hevron: What an adorable book that packs a punch of information! Hevron’s illustrations remind me of Mouse Paint but more–full of cuteness, expression, and fun characters. Additionally, she teaches the reader so much about nurse logs with these cute characters! I loved learning about how a tree becomes a nursing log and how it becomes part of the ecosystem.

To learn more about any of these books, click on any title/image to go to the book’s Goodreads page or check out my read bookshelf on Goodreads.


It is my week off–see you next week!




Tuesday: Jerry Craft’s Visit to Kellee’s School

Sunday: Author Guest Post: “Home is Where the Heart Is: Lessons for Writing About Place” by Margaret Finnegan, Author of Sunny Parker is Here to Stay


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 4/8/24”

  1. Rez Ball was on my radar, but I just haven’t gotten around to reading it. So thanks for the heads up.
    I’ve also put a hold on Log Life because I love to find good nonfiction picture books to share with my grandkids and this one looks good!

  2. You’ve been fitting so many good books in lately, Kellee! I hadn’t seen any of these before, so I appreciate you introducing me to them. Also, how exciting that Jerry Craft visited your school!! Thank you both so much for the wonderful post and for hosting us!


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