It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? From Picture Books to YA!
It’s Monday! What are you Reading? is a meme started by Sheila at Book Journeys and now hosted by Kathryn at The Book Date. 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!
Kellee and Jen, of Teach Mentor Texts, 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.
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Last Week’s Posts
Tuesday: Top Ten Movies We Would Like to See Adapted into Books
Wednesday: Women Who Broke the Rules by Kathleen Krull
Thursday: Culturally Responsive Teaching and the Brain by Zaretta Hammond
Friday: Elwood Bigfoot: Wanted: Birdie Friends! by Jill Esbaum
Sunday: Author Guest Post!: “Choosing Your Stepping Stones” by Margaret R. Chiavetta, Author of The Alchemist’s Theorem: Sir Duffy’s Promise
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Last Week’s Journeys
Kellee: This week, I read The Princess Games by Danai Kadzere which is a funny, fractured fairy tale mixed with Princess Academy. Trent and I also read a new board, A Carnival of Cats by Charles Ghigna, which Trent loves because he adores kitties. Other than that, because of a stomach virus and a Disney race on Saturday, not much reading was going on in the Moye household other than rereads of our favorite board books.
Ricki: I finished with Surviving Santiago by Lyn Miller-Lachmann (author of Gringolandia). I really enjoyed learning about the Chilean setting. Lately, I’ve gotten into international literature (but texts published outside of the United States and texts with settings outside of the United States). It offers me similar things that historical fiction offers. I learn about a new settting/time period and I enjoy learning about the different cultures.
I also finished Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates. This is a powerful book, and I am glad it is receiving so much praise.
This Week’s Expeditions
Kellee: I am currently rereading Eleanor and Park, and I’m finding the story as easy to read and the language as beautiful as the first time. I’m also listening to the third book in the Very Nearly Honorable League of Pirates series. If you love audiobooks and humorous, fun middle grade books, you should definitely pick this series up.
Ricki: I am still listening to (and loving) Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan, and I am starting More Happy than Not by Adam Silvera.
Upcoming Week’s Posts
Tuesday: Top Ten Book To Movie Adaptations I’m Looking Forward To
Wednesday: Kellee’s NCTE Session: Humor and the Art of Engaging All Readers with Kim Baker, Caroline Carlson, Jennifer Holm, Kristen Kittscher, and Heidi Schulz
Thursday: A Picture of Grace by Josh Armstrong
Friday: Kellee’s ALAN Panel: Keeping ‘Em on the Edge of Their Seats with Michael Buckley, Roland Smith, and C. Taylor-Butler
Sunday: Author Guest Post! by Beth Vrabel, Author of A Blind Guide to Stinkville
So, what are you reading?
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22 thoughts on “It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #IMWAYR 11/9/15”
I adore Kathleen Krull – I really am looking forward to finding this series of books in our library. Thanks for highlighting them.
She is brilliant! I hope you love them as much as I did 🙂
LOVED Sunny Side Up! Made me nostalgic for my red, white and blue plaid pants. And Keds. And jacket! The Bicentennial was HUGE for ten-year-olds!
I loved it too! The books for my panels are all so wonderful 🙂
I’m so excited – the public library in my school district has the Pirates books on cd! At least the first 2 books! Just checked out book number 1, I’m looking forward to reading/listening to it.
We need to make sure to find each other at this year’s NCTE! I’ll be there Thurs-Sun.
Yay! I hope you love them as much as I do!
I’ll be at NCTE Thurs-Tues, so we definitely need to see each other!!
I will be there Thursday-Tuesday! We definitely have to meet!
Will look for those pirate books, and I loved Sunny Side Up, thought it was well done. I hope I can get to Gringolandia sometime soon. Have a good week!
The Very Nearly Honorable League of Pirates and Hook’s Revenge are both so good! You’ll love both series 🙂
Me, too. I haven’t read it yet. I was glad they were companions (rather than a series).
Love that you both so often listen to audio books. Because I walk to work, it is something I rarely do. I loved Elwood Bigfoot! Such a delightful story I must check back in the week to hear about all of your panel presentations Kellee!
I have been listening to less because I’ve been sucked into podcasts, but when I find a good series/book, I get super sucked into audiobooks.
Elwood Bigfoot is such a sweet guy! I loved him too 🙂
I actually listen to the audio books when I am walking on campus, too!
Hmmm if it was safe on my morning walk to listen and walk I might do this but unfortunately, nope.
Wow, sounds like you both had a busy week! I haven’t yet read any of the books you two are reading, but both Eleanor & Park and Mr. Penumbra on at the top of my want-to-read list! Glad you are both enjoying those. I’m starting Challenger Deep on audio today – I LOVE Neal Schusterman.
Enjoy your books this week!
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I love Shusterman too! Everlost is one of my favorite series. I’ve heard Challenger Deep is brilliant–enjoy!
I’ve also heard that Challenger Deep is quite good. I look forward to your thoughts!
Looks like a busy week ahead! I just sold Between the World and Me to a customer yesterday. I really need to read more of Rowell’s work. I enjoyed E&P.
Fangirl is very good, Earl. I think you would like it (especially if you liked E&P).
It was a great read. I liked it very much! Fangirl is my favorite book of hers that I’ve read!
Kellee:I have just emailed our public library begging them to get The Buccaneers Code as an audiobook. I too am infatuated with Katherine Kellgren, and can’t bear to imagine just reading this last book! I swear she could make anything fabulous. Hook’s revenge is on order at our library. I am first in line for it!
Rickie: I’ve just found out that Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore is available at our local library. I will make sure to have a look at it this week some time. It is also available as an audiobook, so I might try that instead.
Princess Games sounds fun Kellee. Ricki, I’m glad you enjoyed Surviving Santiago. Did you see my Books Beyond the U.S. list earlier this year? http://richincolor.com/2015/07/books-beyond-the-united-states/ I’ve been trying to read them more often too.