Monday, May 1, 2017

It's Monday! What are you reading? 5-1-17

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.

I finished reading with my ears:
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas 

"Once upon a time, there was a hazel-eyed boy with dimples. I called him Khalil. The world called him a thug. He lived. But not nearly long enough. And for the rest of my life, I'll remember how he died."

A must-read for all teachers, librarians, and citizens. I can't think of a more perfect YA novel than this one. Bravo Angie Thomas. You deserve ALL THE AWARDS!  

My favorite picture book I read this week was:

The Best Days Are Dog Days by Aaron Meshon
 A French bulldog spends the perfect day with his family. Sweet, feel-good illustrations that will make you want a dog in your life if you don't already have one and if you do, you'll surely want to make sure they're cuddled up beside you while you're reading this.  

Currently reading:

Orphan Island by Laurel Snyder

Currently reading with my ears:

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho 
There aren't many books that grab me from the very beginning, but this was one such book. I'm already in love and I've only just finished the first disc.  


  1. I completely agree with your review of The Hate U Give. It is a must read for everyone. I better make sure my daughter doesn't read Dog Days until we find a forever friend. We're looking.

  2. The Best Days Are Dog Days looks adorable. I am eager to read Orphan Island!

  3. I think I have a copy of The Alchemist around here somewhere, but it didn't work for me. I wonder if I tried it as an audiobook it would be better.
    Orphan Island sounds like an interesting read.

  4. Sadly I've never had a dog in my life, and living with major allergies I likely never will, but at least I can live vicariously through sweet picture books. :)

  5. I have only heard high praise for THUG. I am looking forward to reading it.
    Sam @ WLABB

  6. I CANNOT wait to read Orphan Island! I love Walden Pond and Laurel :)

    Happy reading this week :)

  7. I am glad that you are enjoying The Alchemist - it was a book I fell in love with during my early 20s. Frankly, I am afraid to go back to it again, as I feel that I may not have the same response, but reading yours heartens me. :)