It’s Monday! What are you reading?

Posted March 31, 2014 in Books / 9 Comments

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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

Beyond Magenta Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out by Susan Kuklin

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.

The Impossible Knife of Memory by Laurie Halse Anderson The Impossible Knife of Memory by Laurie Halse Anderson

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.

Up Next

The Shepherd's Grand-Daughter Fatty Legs If I Ever Get Out of Here Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi

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!

Laura Ashlee

About Laura Ashlee

Hi there! I'm Laura Ashlee. I'm a 28-year-old fangirl of most things nerdy. I love books, comics, music, technology, and a host of other things. I write about a lot of those things on this blog. I also have the best job in the world: high school librarian. If you don't have a job where you get to hang out with teenagers all day, what are you doing with your life? All I know is that your not doing something right. Teenagers are cool... most of the time.


9 Responses to “It’s Monday! What are you reading?”

  1. It looks like you have a great mix of reads going on… It’s always good to switch things up.
    This week I’m reading Dangerous Girls by Abigail Haas and will be moving on to an Alice Hoffman novel afterwards… I think I’m in for a good week.

  2. Awesome week. Looks like you had a great week. I love Charlie and the Chocolate Factory it’s one of my favorites. The others are new to me but they all look interesting. I hope you enjoy your books and have a great week. Happy Reading!!! It’s Monday

    • My thoughts on Charlie and the Chocolate Factory are kind of mixed, actually. There are reasons for that, but all that will be in my review whenever I get around to writing it. I’m still dealing with the thoughts for now.

    • Yes, it’s well worth the read. I actually learned a lot from it, which probably says something about my education. I think more kids in the U.S. should be taught about countries in the Middle East like Iran. Persepolis is a really interesting way to do that.

  3. Persepolis looks exactly like my kind of book. Will try to find that one! I’ve read a lot of good things about The Impossible Knife of Memory – looking forward to reading your thoughts about it. Have a great reading week.

    • So far, I’m really liking it. I figured I would, though, since Laurie Halse Anderson is a big favorite of mine. I’m a little behind on my reviews, so it might be a little while before the review goes up.

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