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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Wednesday: Animal Planet’s Ocean Animals and Polar Animals
Thursday: Blog Tour, Authors Interview, Character Q&A, Giveaway, and Review!: Curiousity House: The Screaming Statue by Lauren Oliver and H.C. Chester
Giveaway open until Wednesday!
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
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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18 thoughts on “It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #IMWAYR 5/2/16”
I’m looking forward to reading your thoughts on Masterminds, especially the audio.
I am really enjoying the audio though there is one voice I really don’t like, but the others make up for it.
So many books I want to read! I’ve heard such good things about The War that Saved My Life. I am jealous that you get to read Memory of THings. I can’t wait to hear your thoughts. And I love Gordon Korman, but haven’t read Masterminds yet.
NetGalley! I read that someone else got it there, so I asked for it, too!
You would love both War and Masterminds. Mostly if you like Gordon Korman, and I know you like historical fiction 🙂
I’ve heard the audio of Masterminds is good. I really enjoyed both books in the series. It’s one of those series, that while I know is not going to win any awards, I know kids will love them so it’s almost even better!
Those are all great books in your nonfiction pile, Kellee! I think I’m going to have to buy the Camp books. They look like books Keegan would enjoy and they are not at the library here in Florida 🙁
Ricki, I started The Memory of Things last week and it’s good! I need to get back to it!
I am glad to hear it is good! I am going to read it this week, I think!
I am reading it because of you 🙂 The audio is good though I really don’t like one of those books!
I am super excited about sharing the nonfiction books–they are all so good!
I too loved The War That Saved My Life, raced through it! And I have The Memory of Things, too, will read soon! Have a terrific week, Kellee and Ricki!
Hooray for The Memory of Things. I can’t wait to compare notes!
Yay for good reading weeks! Having just read Salt to the Sea, The War That Saved My Life sounds really good!
And I loved Masterminds! Even more than I expected to – excellenet, suspenseful novel. And book 2 was just released! I have it waiting in my audio queue – can’t wait to get to it!
Enjoy your books this week –
Book By Book
I also loved Salt to the Sea!
Kellee, like others before me, I loved The War that Saved My Life. One of our classroom teachers is doing it as a read aloud, and my grade seven book club met today. I asked them about the best and worst mothers in fiction, and this book became a focus. When I started to talk they made me stop so that I wouldn’t inadvertently spoil the book for them. I still haven’t gotten to this Princess in Black title because our two copies are always checked out!
Rickie,Invisible Fault Lines is now on my list. I have The Memory of Things on my list, but when I will get to it is another story…
You and I will have to buckle down and read it. I just bought a new book tonight, and now I am wondering if that will trump my reading of The Memory of Things. I can’t let NetGalley down!
Princess in Black! So much fun and about as “deep” as I can handle at this point in the year. Have you read Diva and Flea? Another one about my speed, and my middle school students love both of them!
I just read the 3rd Princess in Black aloud to my class. They LOVE these titles! Kellee, so pleased you loved The War that Saved my Life. What a book! Ricki, I am envious. Can’t wait to read this new Polisner novel!
I think I will need to get myself a copy of The War that Saved my Life soonest – sounds really beautiful. I envy your very productive reading week – work has been crazy at the university recently, barely have time to read.
Yay for loving The War That Saved My Life!
I also want to read the next Princess in Black books. I just got #2 & 3, but haven’t read them yet.