Monday, March 16, 2015

It's Monday! What are you reading? 3-16-15

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 finished reading:

Read Between the Lines by Jo Knowles
Still processing this one. With its ten different narrators and different story threads, this is definitely a book that will appeal to people who love to re-read books. Even though I usually don't re-read books, this is one that I know I would greatly benefit from a more careful re-read.  

Reviews scheduled this week: 

Hold Me Closer: The Tiny Cooper Story by David Levithan 
Naptime with Theo and Beau by Jessica Shyba

Currently reading:

Life from Scratch: A Memoir of Food, Family, and Forgiveness by Sasha Martin

Currently (still) reading with my ears: 

I'll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson 
All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven
As I mentioned last week, I keep getting distracted in the car and having to replay tracks multiple times so these two books have been slow going. I have finally come to a place in I'll Give You the Sun where I can say I am really enjoying it but for some reason I just can't listen to it in the car. It has to be while I'm making dinner or doing laundry or getting ready for work in the morning. Once I get in the car my mind immediately begins wandering and I've lost what the heck is going on.


  1. Thanks for the heads up about Read Between the Lines. It's on my list of books to read, so I'll make sure I have time to just get into it before I start. I just finished I'll Give You the Sun. I read it with my eyes. I might have to go and reread it eventually since I had a houseful of guests and didn't really have much of a chance to get into it fully. I've brought All the Bright Places along with me on vacation, but don't know if I will get to it.

  2. We love Jo Knowles books and can't wait to read this one. Perhaps April break is the best time to read it when we have a bit more time. Thanks for the advice

  3. Hi Beth, I'll give you the Sun and All the Bright Paces are two I really want to read.

  4. I saw your Tweets with Jo about her book and it made me really want to read this book! I'm really intrigued... and want to discuss when I'm done!

  5. Jo Knowles is an absolute favourite author for me. I really look forward to reading this book. I purchased a copy of All the Bright Places and hope to read it soon!

  6. I have a feeling that both All the Bright Places and I'll give you the sun would be perfect for our current reading theme. A good friend gave me a copy of All the Bright Places - I hope I'd get to it before our theme ends.