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.
2014 is almost over! When did that happen?
I finally finished (and surpassed) my 100 novel-length book goal for the year. Woo hoo! I also read over 500 books total for the year. Overall, this was a great reading year.
Here is a snippet of my reading last week...
How It Went Down by Kekla Magoon
Gus and Me by Keith and Theodora Richards
I finished reading:
When I Was the Greatest by Jason Reynolds
a wonderful testament to family, friendship, and counter-narratives.
Thank you Jason Reynolds for this beautiful, positive tribute to your
neighborhood of Bed Stuy in Brooklyn. Fans of Jacqueline Woodson's After Tupac and D Foster will enjoy this character-driven story and want to
keep sitting on the stoop with Ali, Noodles, and Needles long after the
last page is turned. I want to write a longer review of this one soon but I fear I won't be able to do it justice.
I finished reading with my ears:
Blackbird by Anna Carey
Five, Six, Seven, Nate! by Tim Federle
Will be reviewing these soon.
My favorite picture book from last week was:
Louise Loves Art by Kelly Light
Louise loves art and her brother, Art. Love the French/beatnik vibe Louise had about her.
The Way to Stay in Destiny by Augusta Scattergood
Currently reading with my ears:
The Turtle of Oman by Naomi Shihab Nye