It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #IMWAYR 10/26/15


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It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? From Picture Books to YA!

It’s Monday! What are you Reading? is a meme hosted by Sheila at Book Journeys. It is a great way to recap what you read and/or reviewed the previous week and to plan out your reading and reviews for the upcoming week. It’s also a great chance to see what others are reading right now…you just might discover the next “must-read” book!

Jen Vincent, of Teach Mentor Texts, and Kellee decided to give It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? a kidlit focus. If you read and review books in children’s literature – picture books, chapter books, middle grade novels, young adult novels, anything in the world of kidlit – join us! We love this meme and think you will, too.

We encourage everyone who participates to support the blogging community by visiting at least three of the other book bloggers that link up and leave comments for them.


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Last Week’s Posts

top ten tuesday little tree One Word from Sophia

Mercy Watson leroy ninker francine poulet Finders Keepers

Tuesday: Ten Wishes We’d Ask the Book Genie to Grant Us

Wednesday: Little Tree by Loren Long

Thursday: Blog Tour and Review! One Word from Sophia by Jim Averbeck

Friday: Happy birthday, Mercy Watson! Review and Giveaway!: Mercy Watson and Deckadoo Drive Books by Kate DiCamillo

Giveaway open until Friday!

Sunday: Author Guest Post!: “Why Read (And Write) Fantasy” by Dorothy Winsor, Author of Finders Keepers

 Last Week’s Journeys

Kellee: I am doing better at balancing reading, blogging, and life, so I am happily reading more which makes my soul happy! I think I just needed to get into the swing of the new year and my new schedule at school. This week I read a novel, a graphic novel, an early chapter book, and four picture books!

First, I read the four monster books we will be reviewing on Friday. I love monsters in general (Monsters, Inc. is one of my favorite movies!), and these four very different monster books were so much fun to read. I also read Baba Yaga’s Assistant which I am reviewing this week. The third book I read was A Wilcox and Griswold Mystery: The Case of the Missing Carrot Cake by Robin Newman and illustrated by Deborah Zemke. I want to read more of Wilcox and Griswold’s books! They are a fun duo, and the book is filled with humor and puns.

Last, but definitely not least, I read the second book in Roland Smith’s Peak series, The Edge, and it was as good, if not better, than the first! Peak finds himself in Afghanistan on a charity climb, but it definitely does not go the way they have it planned. The suspense just built and built throughout the book–so good!

Ricki: This week, I read Gena/Finn by Hannah Moskowitz and Kat Helgeson. I like Hannah’s description of the book on Goodreads: “Once upon a time I met my best friend through fandom, and we wrote a book about two girls who meet their best friend through fandom.” The book is told entirely in blog posts, chats, texts, letters, etc., and I thought it was executed very well. Like Kellee, I also read the four monster picture books (see below) that we will be reviewing on Friday. They were all very fun, and my son loved them.

This Week’s Expeditions

Kellee: I am currently reading my last book for my ALAN panel: The Lost Tribes by Christine Taylor-Butler. It is an interesting mix of science fiction and history/archaeology.  After I finish the books for my panel, I have a pile of Women Who Broke the Rules to read, and I cannot wait! Additionally, I ordered the second book in Hook’s Revenge and the third book in The Very Nearly Honorable League of Pirates series because I just love them both so much (and the authors are just rock stars!).

Ricki: This week, I’ll be continuing to read adult nonfiction bestseller Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates. It is excellent, but I am so troubled by the text that I take frequent breaks. I will also be starting Surviving Santiago by Lyn Miller-Lachmann.

Upcoming Week’s Posts

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Tuesday: Scariest Topics

Wednesday: Baba Yaga’s Assistant by Marika McCoola

Thursday: Monstrous Fun by Travis Nichols

Friday: Reviews and Giveaway! Monster Books from Sterling Children’s Books

Sunday: Author Guest Post!: “Games to Battle Writer’s Block” by Madelyn Rosenberg, Author of How to Behave at a Dog Show and Nanny X Returns

 So, what are you reading?

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23 thoughts on “It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #IMWAYR 10/26/15”

  1. Wow, what a wonderful collection of monster books you came up with! They look great. We had a bunch of Halloween-themed books we’d read to our sons ever October when they were little. I’ll have to dig those out.

    I’m not familiar with any of the book you two have been reading, so you’ve given me lots of new ideas! As if I needed more on my TBR list…lol

    Enjoy your books this week – and Halloween with your sons! So much fun! My husband and I were reminiscing last night about how much we miss those days – enjoy!


    Book By Book

  2. I’m glad to hear you liked The Edge, Kellee. I just ordered it for my library’s collection since I always have teens interested in adventure tales! Ricki, I really want to read one the books Hannah Moskowitz has written. I always hear intriguing things about her writing but have never gotten around to her novels. Definitely putting something by her on my #MustRead list next year! Can’t wait for your Monster post on Friday. Happy Halloween!

  3. Yay for balance Kellee!! I’m glad you’re getting more reading done. Ricki I really enjoyed Surviving Santiago. Did you read the first book? I think maybe I liked this one better. I also found much to digest in Between the World and Me. I copied a ton of quotes into my reading journal.

  4. I’m looking forward to reading your reviews of the monster books. I’ve been wanting to read something by Roland Smith for a while but haven’t done it yet. Kellee, I’ve just put a hold on Peak as an audiobook!
    Rickie, Gena/Finn sounds like a great read! I hate that it won’t be out til next year.


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