Monday, February 23, 2015

It's Monday! What are you reading? 2-23-15

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.

Last week I reviewed:

I Was Here by Gayle Forman

I finished reading with my ears:

All Fall Down by Ally Carter
A pretty solid start to a fun new YA spy series. I'm looking forward to the next book.

Favorite picture books from last week:

The Case for Loving: The Fight for Interracial Marriage by  Selina Alko and Sean Qualls
A book many people will undoubtedly draw comparisons to the present day. An incredibly timely story. Which makes you wonder: how will history judge us based on the current fight for marriage equality? 

The House in the Night by  Susan Marie Swanson, illustrated by Beth Krommes
As I was reading I couldn't help but think how much the illustrations reminded me of Van Gogh's Starry Night, and wouldn't you know it... There was a place in the story where the bedroom in the house had Starry Night hanging on one of its walls.

Currently reading:

Read Between the Lines by Jo Knowles
I love how you have to "read between the lines" to understand the cover of this book. :) 

Currently reading with my ears:

The Swap by  Megan Shull

Other posts from last week:
A Ten Year Anniversary 

Last week marked the ten year anniversary of when my husband and I moved back home from Germany

From my teaching blog:
Write Beside Them
Students and social media: let's get our heads out of the sand
Finding inspiration in the classroom: Matching your passion to resources


  1. I've heard such good things about Read Between the Lines. I'm hoping to start it soon!

  2. Just bought The Case for Loving--hoping to get to it this week.

  3. Isn't The House at Night gorgeous? I love the images. I'm always on the lookout for great mystery titles for my readers. What age do you think All Fall Down is best for? I loved Jo Knowles' See You at Harry's. I look forward to your comments on this one.

  4. I love Sean Qualls' art and I'm excited to find The Case for Loving - sounds like a definite must-read. :)

  5. The Swap looks interesting - I'll be interested in your thoughts, Beth, once you've finished reading it.

  6. Oh I envy you reading this new Jo Knowles title! Love her.