It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #IMWAYR 4/25/16


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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 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.

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.



Last Week’s Posts

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top ten tuesday 31 ways to change gaia warriors

teeny tiny toad balthazar


Tuesday: Books That Will Make You Want to Make a Difference

Wednesday: Earth Day Reads: Gaia Warriors by Nicola Davis & 31 Ways to Change the World by 4,386 Children, We Are What We Do ©, and YOU!

Thursday: Teeny Tiny Toady by Jill Esbaum

Friday: Future Problem Solvers: Kellee’s FPS Journey (so-far)

Sunday: Author Guest Post!: “Possible Impossibilities: Magic and the Middle-Grade Reader” by I.J. Brindle, author of Balthazar Fabuloso in the Lair of the Humbugs


 Last Week’s Journeys

This week was not a very successful reading week. I read every day but not for as long as I wanted to, so I just didn’t finish anything. I did go to see Steve Martin and Martin Short though! If you have a chance, don’t miss it!


I’ve finished most of the coursework for my classes, so my pleasure reading is much more open now! Phew! Once I get the Spring grading done, I will feel even more accomplished!


The Nest by Kenneth Oppel was a creepy book. I loved every minute of it and highly recommend it!

All American Boys

All American Boys by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely. What a fabulous book. I am so glad that it is so well-loved by other readers. I listened to the audio, and it smacked me in the face. I’ll be adopting this book for curriculum.


This Week’s Expeditions

I’m currently reading:

camp rolling hills

Camp Rolling Hills by Stacy Davidowitz which is a drama-filled summer camp story.

war that saved
I’m also listening to The War that Saved my Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley which I wish I could listen to always.

My plan this week is to finish Camp Rolling Hills and hopefully its sequel also. Happy reading this week!


Invisible Fault Lines

I’ve been savoring Invisible Fault Lines by Kristen-Paige Madonia. I look forward to reviewing it next week. It’s excellent.


Upcoming Week’s Posts

top ten tuesday animal planet 1 animal planet 2

screaming statue cody and the mysteries of the unintended Runaways

Tuesday: Bookworm Delights

Wednesday: Animal Planet’s Ocean Animals and Polar Animals

Thursday: Blog Tour, Authors Interview, Character Q&A, and Review!: Curiousity House: The Screaming Statue by Lauren Oliver and H.C. Chester

Friday: Cody and the Mysteries of the Universe by Tricia Sprinstubb

Sunday: Author Guest Post! “Reading the Middle Grade Mind” by Sally Barlow-Perez, Author of The Unintended Runaways

 So, what are you reading?

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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20 thoughts on “It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #IMWAYR 4/25/16”

  1. Steve Martin and Martin Short? Wow, that must have been a great show! Lucky you!

    I have been wanting to read The Nest, too – keep hearing good things about it. And Ricki, I loved your description of All American Boys – “it smacked me in the face”! Great way to describe a book! Will have to look for that one.


    Book By Book

  2. Kellee – we’re about 5 hours away from Orlando as I type this! Just an overnight stay then on to WPB.
    Thanks for the update on Camp Rolling Hills. I’ll see if I can find it at the library this summer!
    Ricki, glad you enjoyed All American Boys. Such a powerful book!

  3. Ricki, I’ve just got the audiobook of The Nest. I have no idea why I picked this medium. I know it is going to scare the bejeezus out of me anyway, so I should have been smart enough to read it with my eyes so I can skip the really creepy bits. Sigh…
    Kellee, The War that saved my life is probably one of the best books I read last year. I just finished Salt to the Sea. Have you read it? There is something about well written historical fiction that just sucks me right in.

    • Ah! I can’t wait to hear how it fairs on audio. Let me know if they add buzzing sounds. That would completely put me over the top. There are some pictures you will miss. I liked the pictures, but I don’t think they are necessary to the story at all.

    • I loved Salt to the Sea also–have you read Ruta’s other books? She is brilliant when it comes to historical fiction. War That Saved is very much on that level. So good!


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