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
This week I had a much more successful reading week. It felt great to have a good reading week!
First, finished the two Camp Rolling Hills books:
I’ll be reviewing these books next week, but I recommend them both for middle school. I love how the campers seem like real middle schoolers.
I also finished my audiobook of The War That Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley.
Oh. My. Goodness. What a phenomenal book! Everyone says how great it is, and everyone is not lying. It reminded me of a Ruta Sepetys novel because you can tell the author did her research but also made sure to focus on her brilliant story. The audiobook is well done also; I can still hear Ada’s voice. It was heartbreaking yet uplifting. And what a fascinating point of view to tell a WWII story from!
And I dove into my library pile of nonfiction picture books that I have been recommended (All their photos are below because I’ll be reviewing them all this week!).
Invisible Fault Lines by Kristen-Paige Madonia kept me guessing! From the very first page, I wondered what happened to the narrator’s father. About halfway through, I realized that it didn’t matter what happened to him because this was a story about character. I enjoyed this one very much and am looking forward to sharing more on Thursday!
This Week’s Expeditions
Two of my favorite early reading series have new books, and they finally arrived from the library, so I am so excited to read them, and they are first on my TBR for the week.
I also started a new audiobook: Masterminds by Gordon Korman. This book is on my #mustreadin2016 list because many of you loved it, and so far I am really enjoying it. I can tell something big is about to happen!
I think I might get started on The Memory of Things by Gae Polisner. I was excited to receive it on NetGalley and look forward to it!
Upcoming Week’s Posts
Tuesday: Childhood Characters We’d Love to Revisit as Adults
Wednesday: From Kellee’s (Huge) Library Pile Part Eleven: Nonfiction Picture Books
Thursday: Invisible Fault Lines by Kristen-Page Madonia
Friday: Blog Tour, Author Guest Post, Giveaway, and Review!: Cici Reno #MiddleSchoolMatchmaker by Kristina Springer
Sunday: Author Guest Post! by Beth Vrabel, Author of Camp Dork
So, what are you reading?
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