Monday, March 7, 2016

It's Monday! What are you reading? 3-7-16

It's Monday! What are you reading? Is a wonderful community of readers, teachers, and librarians. Hosted by Jen over at Teach Mentor Texts along with Kellee and Ricki at Unleashing Readers, participants share their reading adventures from the past week along with their reading plans for the week ahead.

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.

Check out my current blog tour giveaway:
A Tyranny of Petticoats, edited by Jessica Spotswood

Last week I reviewed:

This Bridge Will Not Be Gray by Dave Eggers, illustrated by Tucker Nichols
The Great American Whatever by Tim Federle
Booked by Kwame Alexander

Picture books I loved last week:

The Knowing Book by Rebeca Kai Dotlich, illustrated by Matthew Cordell
There is something so profound and transcendent about this book yet I can't put my finger on what it is. The words feel like song lyrics even though they don't rhyme. There's just a rhythm and a depth to the words that goes beyond just a picture book for children. This is one of those books I will surely have to own. 

The Night Gardener by Terry Fan, illustrated by Eric Fan
Absolutely stunning. I will be writing a full review of this one soon. 

Currently (still) reading with my eyes and ears:
The Way I Used to Be by Amber Smith 
Paperweight by Meg Haston 


  1. I haven't reviewed it yet, but love The Knowing Book, and you're right, it is so lyrical, and the illustrations, perfect. I hope to find The Night Gardener and read the Federle book soon. Thanks, Beth.

  2. This is the second time I've seen The Night Gardener on a blog this week, I'm definitely intrigued!

  3. The Night Gardener looks beautiful! I want to read it and the Eggers & Federle book--I love how they both write.

    Happy reading this week! :)

  4. I can't wait to read The Night Gardener! It looks so beautiful. The Knowing Book is also on my radar. Love Cordell.

  5. I can't wait to get Booked. The Night Gardener looks wonderful from the cover and what I've heard from others.

  6. I am really looking forward to reading your thoughts about Paperweight. A former student keeps bugging me to read it, but I haven't gotten to it yet. I eagerly anticipate your thoughts. ;)

  7. I have been seeing A Tyranny of Petticoats in a number of blogs now, and I am definitely intrigued. The Night Gardener looks positively gorgeous.