Monday, March 13, 2017

It's Monday! What are you reading? 3-13-17

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.

Last week I finished reading:

Phantom Limbs by Paula Garner
This book kind of reminds me of a cross between All the Bright Places and The Summer of Letting Go.

Picture books that stood out in the pile last week:

Pig the Pug by Aaron Blabey
Pugs? Greedy? Never! 

This is Our House by Hyewon Yum 
Stories are how houses become homes. 

Strange Fruit: Billie Holiday and the Power of a Protest Song by Gary Golio, illustrated by Charlotte Riley-Webb
Powerful picture book about the story of how "Strange Fruit" came to be Billie Holiday's most well-known song despite the fact that her record label refused to record it. There's quite the air of "Nevertheless, she persisted" in this amazing story. 

Currently reading:

If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo 
I'm only on chapter 7, but I was sucked into this story from the very beginning. 


  1. The cover of Pig the Pug is so funny. That and the title alone make me want to read it!

  2. I can't wait to hear your review of If I Was Your Girl. Seems like it has the potential to be a good read!

  3. Thanks Beth, I've added Phantom Limbs to my list of never ending want to read books. If I Was Your Girl is also on that list. I'm glad to hear it is riveting.

  4. This is our House is so wonderful Would love to have my own copy

  5. I'm eager to read Strange Fruit. I only learned about that song when I read X. It is certainly powerful.

  6. This is our house sounds exactly like my kind of read.