Monday, July 22, 2013

It's Monday! What are you reading? 7-22-13

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

Last week I read:

Mister and Lady Day: Billie Holiday and the Dog Who Loved Her by Amy Novesky, illustrated by Vanessa Brantley Newman
The Boy Who Loved Math: The Improbable Life of Paul Erdos by Deborah Heiligman, illustrated by LeUyen Pham
I really enjoyed both of these picture book biographies. The text and illustrations paired perfectly with each other.

Knuffle Bunny Too: A Case of Mistaken Identity by Mo Willems
What can I say? Can you ever go wrong with a Mo Willems book? I absolutely love the concept of both this book and the first book, having the illustrated pictures paired with a real photographic background.

Guinea Dog 2 by Patrick Jennings
Not as good as the first one, but still pretty good.

Last week I finished listening to:

Until I Die by Amy Plum
I really enjoyed Die for Me, the first book in the Revenants series but this book just didn't do it for me initially. The vivid Parisian setting came alive in the first book and was my main reason for loving the story. I didn't feel the setting and characters the same way I did in the first book and ended up abandoning upon first reading. Then I had the opportunity to listen to the audio and Julia Whelan must just have a way of bringing stories to life because I enjoyed this book much better as an audiobook than a regular book. I will be sure to listen to the third book on audio as well. 

Last week I reviewed:

Forgotten by Cat Patrick 

I'm currently reading:

The Year of Shadows by Claire Legrand

I'm  currently listening to:

Monstrous Beauty by Elizabeth Fama
Doll Bones by Holly Black


  1. You had a productive week. The picture book biographies look interesting. I read Monstrous Beauty and enjoyed it too. I am also a huge Mo Willems fan. My most prized possession from ALA is my Elephant and Piggie tote bag. Come see what I did last week here. Happy reading this week!

  2. Doll Bones? Is that a picture book or a chapter book? My little guys are always looking for scary books and there are really very few for PreK-2.

    Here's my It's Monday!

  3. I liked those picture books, too. LOVED Doll Bones! How is Monstrous Beauty?

  4. The Knuffle Bunny trilogy are the the 3 most popular books at my house! My kids have gone "boneless" many times lol.
    I have Doll Bones on my TBR, and I've seen great reviews. How is the audio?

  5. The Boy Who Loved Math looks like such an interesting book. I really want to read Doll Bones soon as well. Have a great reading week!

  6. It seems like forever, but I have been waiting for The Boy.. for quite some time now since reading the first reviews on it! Looking forward to reading Doll Bones too,

  7. Are you enjoying Doll Bones on audio? I was so impressed with this title. I too am a huge Knuffle Bunny fan! I love listening to kids read them aloud during buddy reading. They can't read for laughing!

  8. Knuffle Bunny is too cute. I am waiting for the Doll Bones audio to come in at my library. Great books!

  9. Mister and Lady Day call to me every time I see the book. Doll Bones is a really interesting title. Have a good week.