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.
Well how about that? It's 2015 already. Last week I posted my 14 favorite books of 2014 and I made a glaring error when I left out El Deafo by Cece Bell as one of my favorite books of 2015. So I'm singling it out here because I feel terrible that I didn't remember it as one of my favorites.
Last week I reviewed:
When I Was the Greatest by Jason Reynolds
Blackbird by Anna Carey
I finished reading:
Home of the Brave by Katherine Applegate
The Way to Stay in Destiny by Augusta Scattergood
I really enjoyed both of these novels. I'm looking forward to talking to people about The Way to Stay in Destiny. I have some questions about it that I'm anxious to talk to readers about.
Favorite picture books from last week:
Is There a Dog in This Book? by Viviane Schwarz
Shooting at the Stars: The Christmas Truce of 1914 by John Hendrix
The Crossover by Kwame Alexander
This is one of those books I am kicking myself about not having read sooner. It takes novels in verse to a whole other level.
Still reading with my ears:
The Turtle of Oman by Naomi Shihab Nye