Monday, February 2, 2015

It's Monday! What are you reading? 2-2-15

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.

Happy ALA Youth Media Awards Day! I am so excited because on this very day, I will be in Chicago in the very room where the Youth Media Awards will be announced. I can't wait! On Friday I posted my hopes and wishes for the awards this year so we'll see if any of them come true.

Last week I finished reading with my ears:
Positive: A Memoir by Paige Rawl    
A page-turning book that I couldn't put down (or couldn't stop listening to as it were). Paige Rawl's experience with bullying in middle school because of her HIV Positive status is heart-wrenching. I couldn't help agonize over how the adults in her life wronged her so so profoundly.  

Favorite picture book from last week:
 Zombie in Love 2+1 by Kelly DiPucchio, illustrated by Scott Campbell
Strange but also funny and endearing. Not something I'd usually think to describe a book about zombies.

Still Reading:

The War That Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley 

Currently reading with my ears:

Kinda Like Brothers by Coe Booth


  1. Oh, I want to find Zombie in Love. And I l keep hearing about The War that Saved my Life.

  2. I'm going to have to invest in Zombie in Love 2. We've got the first one and it is always popular. And now that Valentine's Day is fast approaching! Kinda Like Brothers looks like an interesting read. I'm looking forward to reading your review of it.

  3. What an awesome time you must have had during the ALA announcements! :) Very exciting times indeed. The War that Saved My Life seems like a must-read! :)