It’s Monday! What are you Reading? is a meme hosted by Sheila at Book Journeys. 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 Moye, of Unleashing Readers, and I 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 visit at least three of the other kidlit book bloggers that link up and leave comments for them. –Teach Mentor Texts
Read/Reviewed Last Week
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
Rose Under Fire by Elizabeth Wein
Tropical Secrets by Margarita Engle
No reviews last week!
Currently Reading/Listening To
Author and photographer Susan Kuklin met and interviewed six transgender or gender-neutral young adults and used her considerable skills to represent them thoughtfully and respectfully before, during, and after their personal acknowledgment of gender preference. Portraits, family photographs, and candid images grace the pages, augmenting the emotional and physical journey each youth has taken. Each honest discussion and disclosure, whether joyful or heartbreaking, is completely different from the other because of family dynamics, living situations, gender, and the transition these teens make in recognition of their true selves. [Goodreads]
I’ll probably take a little time with this one. Right now, I’m reading one story at time between finished one book and starting another. I already love this book.
For the past five years, Hayley Kincain and her father, Andy, have been on the road, never staying long in one place as he struggles to escape the demons that have tortured him since his return from Iraq. Now they are back in the town where he grew up so Hayley can attend school. Perhaps, for the first time, Hayley can have a normal life, put aside her own painful memories, even have a relationship with Finn, the hot guy who obviously likes her but is hiding secrets of his own.
Will being back home help Andy’s PTSD, or will his terrible memories drag him to the edge of hell, and drugs push him over? The Impossible Knife of Memory is Laurie Halse Anderson at her finest: compelling, surprising, and impossible to put down. [Goodreads]
Okay, so I didn’t actually start this one until today. I almost never listen to audiobooks on the weekend. I might start listening a little when I’m doing blog work though. I haven’t heard enough to give any thoughts yet.
Okay, so one of those was on my list last week and I didn’t get to it. Bloggiesta and an assignment for class kind of took over my life. Perseoplis is also going to be a re-read. I’ll probably just brush up on it. These are all for class discussion on Friday, so I have to finish them!