Monday, February 18, 2013

It's Monday! What are You Reading? 2-18-13

Originally hosted by Sheila at Book Journey, Jen and Kellee  over at Teach Mentor Texts also host a kidlit version of It's Monday! What are You Reading?

Books I finished last week:
The Lover's Dictionary by David Levithan
Free to Dream: The Making of a Poet: Langston Hughes by Audrey Osofsky


The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon

Graphic novel:
Babymouse Skater Girl by Jennifer L. and Matthew Holm

Picture books:

Martin's Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by Doreen Rappaport, illustrated by Bryan Collier
My Brother Martin: A Sister Remember Growing Up with the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by Christine King Farris, illustrated by Chris Soentpiet

Dizzy by Jonah Winter, illustrated by Sean Qualls
Noah Webster and His Words by Jeri Chase Ferris, illustrated by Vincent X. Kirsch

Still Reading:

The Fellowship for Alien Detection by Kevin Emerson

Currently and Still listening:
Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein
Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel

Posts from last week:

Notes from Ghost Town and The Butterfly Clues by Kate Ellison (ends 3/4) US & Canada only


  1. Great titles here Beth. I am particularly interested in your picture books. Dizzy and Noah Webster look interesting. Enjoy your week.

  2. The Lover's Dictionary looks great. I studied Langston Hughes a good bit via my intense research of Zora Neale Hurston. I do believe there is an untold story of their friendship that I wish someone would research and write. Enjoy your week!

  3. I absolutely love Babymouse, as do my students! Hope you are enjoying Code Name Verity, a fantastic book. It takes a while to get into but by the halfway point in the book I could not put it down.

    What the Book Monsters are reading

  4. Hi there, I actually borrowed a few Babymouse books because of IMWAYR - my eleven year old daughter has finished reading ALL four books and she's definitely fascinated. The picture books about Martin Luther King look gorgeous - as well as Noah Webster and Dizzy - I am a fan of Qualls' work too, so I should find that title. The Shadow of the Wind is a favorite. Zafon knows how to weave a beautiful story. The Lover's Dictionary sounds perfect for Valentine week. :)

  5. You have two of my favorites on here: The Lover's Dictionary and Code Name Verity. I really want to read THe Shadow of the Wind at some point in my life as well, and, of course, Babymouse is the best!

  6. Shadow of the Wind has stuck with me for years. Brilliant book. I am curious how it is as an audiobook... have had Angels Game sitting in my TBR pile, might need to pick that up instead. How fun is Babymouse?!

  7. I have Code Name Verity on my list, hopefully can read it soon! I looked up the Webster book-looks very good, another nice picture book biography. Thanks also for pointing to Shadow of The Wind-also sounds great.

  8. I just read my first Levithan and loved it - I'll have to check this one out. Code Name Verity will be on my list eventually. But I have so much to read!

  9. So many of the titles you are reading are on my to-read list...Like Water for Chocolate and Shadow of the Wind for my Around the World in 80 books challenge. I love that you have such a variety of books on your list, including picture books and graphic novels! Visiting from the link-up. Have a great reading week! ~ Tanya.

  10. Code Name Verity was a great audio, but I keep meaning to pick up the actual text to see the journal entries and such. I need to reread Shadow of the Wind. I loved it when I read it ages ago!

  11. I like the cover of The Fellowship for Alien Detection, I'll check it out

  12. I am such a fan of Code Name Verity - I can imagine it being absolutely gripping with the right narrator. Love some of these picture book titles - Noah Webster and his Words looks particularly interesting. I've seen it popping up on a few lists and blogs.