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?
My Monday posts are generally just a highlight of what I've been reading
during the week so if you'd like to see all that I've been reading,
follow my Goodreads page.
Last week I reviewed:
Food Trucks! by Mark Todd
I finished reading with my ears:
Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock by Matthew Quick
I will be thinking about the ending of this book for a very long time. It's incredibly vague to the point that it NEEDS to be discussed. At the same time, it's also satisfying somehow.
Picture books I enjoyed last week:
Mister Bud Wears the Cone by Carter Goodrich
Mogie: The Heart of the House by Kathi Appelt, illustrated by Marc Rosenthal
Two wonderful dog books for different reasons. Mister Bud is silly and humorous. Mogie is heartwarming and makes you feel warm and fuzzy inside.
I am Thomas by Libby Gleeson, illustrated by Armin Greder
incredibly powerful picture book for YA readers that explores how hard
it is to be yourself when everyone, even adults -- especially adults --
want you to conform and comply.
Smek for President! by Adam Rex
I am so excited to be reading the ARC of this book you don't even know (Thanks Danielle K. for sending it to me!). Although I did consider waiting until October just so I could listen to the audio since Bahni Turpin's performance of the first book is my favorite audiobook performance of all time. I sure hope she's narrating the sequel too.
Currently reading with my ears:
After the End by Amy Plum
I just started this last night and am only on chapter one so I don't have an opinion yet.