Monday, September 29, 2014

It's Monday! What are you reading? 9-29-14

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?

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:

El Deafo by Cece Bell
The Real Food Cookbook by Nina Planck

Last week I finished reading with my ears:

The Hundred-Foot Journey by Richard C. Morais

Picture books I really enjoyed:
Baking Day at Grandma's by Anika and Christopher Denise
Migrant by Maxine Trottier, illustrated by Isabelle Arsenault
Edward Hopper Paints His World by Robert Burleigh, illustrated by Wendell Minor

Currently reading:

Press Play by Eric Devine

Currently reading with my ears:

We Were Liars by E. Lockhart


  1. I loved the illustrations in Migrant. The story was too difficult for my son to understand, but I thought it could lead to great discussions in the classroom. I loved the PB bio of Edward Hopper--really a superb book. Will be interested in your response to We Were Liars. I found it very frustrating but seems like most readers found it powerful and important.

  2. The Edward Hopper book looks intriguing - as does Migrant. You remind me that I need to get back to adding picture books to my reading diet, Beth.

  3. Really interested in reading Migrant!

  4. So pleased to see Migrant here. I really enjoyed that title and look forward to sharing it with my class this year. I just stated El Deafo and would like everything to stop so I could curl in a corner and just read! Loving it so far

  5. When you finish Liars you'll have to let me know how it worked as an audio. That could be interesting! That was a good book... and I bet I read it so quickly I missed a lot. It would be a good reread!

  6. Migrant sounds like the perfect book for me. I did see this one featured in - and was described as somewhat like a strange Alice in Wonderland. Will definitely be on the lookout for it.