Monday, June 11, 2018

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? 06/11/2018

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? From Picture Books to YA! 

It's Monday! What are you Reading? is a meme hosted by Kathryn at 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 just might discover your 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. 

Last Week's Book Adventures:
One night last week I completely devoured Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles. I like rereading books and seeing how my thoughts differ the second time around. I'm usually more critical the second time around since I already know what to expect from the story but at the same time, I can usually pay attention to the the text as a possible mentor text since I know the story. It goes to show that rereading is important as a writer. 

I also read the first in the Hilo series by Judd Winick. I have NO idea how I missed this series and I'm so mad at myself but I'm thoroughly loving it now. I have the second book in my bag to read this week. And this week I listened to more of Shadowshaper by Daniel José Older.

Upcoming Book Adventures: 
This week I plan to listen to more of Shadowshaper and to read the second Hilo book and Love, Hate & Other Filters by Samira Ahmed. I also have Upstanders by Sara K. Ahmed and Harvey "Smokey" Daniels that I might break out this week. Fun fact! Did you know that Samira Ahmed and Sara Ahmed are sisters? So cool. 

***UPDATED: I totally got the title of Sara's book with Smokey Daniels wrong! It is corrected now. I actually have both of her books to read. Her recent book which she wrote on her own is Being the Change

This Week's Reviews:
Check back throughout the week to read these reviews/posts. 

So, what are you reading this week? 
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  1. That is really cool about Samira Ahmed and Sara Ahmed being sisters! I've had Love, Hate, & Other Filters on my list forever and I hope to get to that this summer. Also looking forward to Love Sugar Magic!! Thanks so much for sharing and hosting #imwayr!! Have a great reading week, Jen!

  2. I didn't know that about Samira and Sara Ahmed. I really enjoyed Love, Hate, & Other Filters. I have Love Sugar Magic on my shelf from the library.

  3. Drawn Together looks absolutely awesome - adding it to my Goodreads Wish List.


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