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: I thought all weekend on how to make my week of reading sound better than it was, but then I realized there’s no point. I didn’t read this week. Well, I did, but not enough to finish anything. Or even say that I’m “into” a book. Sad, but true. I’ve been working on NCTE proposals and then Jim had his marathon weekend and then Trent was sick again, and here I am with no books read. Hopefully this upcoming week is better reading-wise! I’ll be home a couple of days with Trent, so hopefully I can read during nap.
Ricki: This week, I read House of Purple Cedar by Tim Tingle. What a beautiful story! I thought it was YA, but then I learned that it is an adult book that is also marketed to YA. I feel like Tim Tingle’s writing is like Sherman Alexie met John Steinbeck. Tingle beautifully develops character and interweaves a variety of plots in a way that is quite masterful. The book is quiet and loud at the same time.
This Week’s Expeditions
Kellee: I started two books that I am so excited to read! First, Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys! I hope to finish it this week though that won’t be enough time to review it with Ricki on Thursday, but it’ll be my first #mustread title for 2016 🙁 I also started Full Cicada Moon by Marilyn Hilton. Carrie Gelson recommended this one and it is on my #mustread lit. After these, I have some books to read for the blog that I am looking forward to.
Ricki: I’ve been listening to Grasshopper Jungle by Andrew Smith. I made the mistake of downloading this one on Audible. My son is always in the car when I listen to audiobooks, and there are simply too many swears for his 2-year-old ears. So I’ve been listening to it when he isn’t in the car. Anyone who is a mom knows that is not a frequent occurrence! I am also reading several books, but I haven’t gotten far enough in any of them to comment yet. 🙂
Upcoming Week’s Posts
Tuesday: 2015 Releases We Meant to Get to But Didn’t
Wednesday: From Kellee’s (Huge) Library Pile Part Nine: More Nonfiction 2015 titles
Thursday: Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys
Friday: Dewey Bob by Judy Schachner
So, what are you reading?
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