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
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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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