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 recently read and loved:
They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera
|A book that will ultimately spark a lot of great discussion about mortality and what it means to truly live. This would make a great book club title.
Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut by Derrick Barnes, illustrated by Gordon C. James
What took me so long to read this book? I expect it to be winning a couple shiny stickers at the ALA Youth Media Awards in a couple weeks. I could even see it being in Newbery contention. The text is THAT good.
Spark Joy: An Illustrated Master Class on the Art of Organizing and Tidying Up by Marie Kondo
I am a major fangirl of the ladies of Pantsuit Politics and The Nuanced Life podcasts, and the other day I was listening to The Nuanced Life where Sarah just completely gushed about the KonMari method of organizing, so I knew I just had to give it a try. I'm a little over halfway through with the book and I have to say I've completely drunk the Kool-Aid. I have already made plans for my husband and I to spend our long President's Day weekend completely re-organizing our house.
Reading with my ears:
Far from the Tree by Robin Benway
This book is wonderful. I'm trying not to rush through it because I don't want it to be over.