Monday, January 1, 2018

It's Monday! What are you reading? 1-1-18

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.

Happy New Year everyone! Though I have to admit, I am currently not a fan of 2018. A few minutes after midnight the stomach flu reared its ugly head. Luckily I was home. Unluckily we were having friends over, so I had to excuse myself upstairs and spend the rest of the party in quarantine. I'm posting this late in the day because I'm finally starting to feel human again. 

Here's what I've been reading the past few weeks. 

I finished reading:

Nourished: A Memoir of Food, Faith, and Enduring Love by Lia Huber
I haven’t read a food and travel memoir in a while and I really enjoyed this one. The faith part might turn some people off, but I appreciated that Huber’s faith journey is exactly that. She’s not evangelizing so much as sharing.

Moxie by Jennifer Mathieu
After I finished reading this book, I promptly bought another copy and gifted it to my cousin's daughter who at 11, is already showing plenty of moxie of her own. 

Here We Are: Feminism for the Real World, edited by Kelly Jensen
Not only is this a fantastic collection of feminist essays, poetry, and art with an engaging format, but it celebrates intersectionality and inclusiveness.

Rot: the Cutest in the World by Ben Clanton
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. I can’t wait to read this book aloud to my students. Some books just beg to be read aloud. This is one of them.

Currently reading with my ears and eyes:

They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera
Loving Vs. Virginia: A Documentary Novel of the Landmark Civil Rights Case by Patricia Hruby Powell, illustrated by Shadra Strickland


  1. Glad you are feeling better. I started 2018 by stealing in dog poo that was located all too close to the front door! Maybe both these things are somehow actually auspicious? We'll hope!

  2. Yikes, so sorry for the flu & last night! Glad you feel better, & hope that will continue, Beth. I will look for Rot & put Here We Are on my adult list. I think I've seen it, but it sounds like something I would love to read. I've heard good things about They Both Die At The End, too. Happy New Year!

  3. I received Moxie for review - and been reading so many great reviews of it, recently. I have to get to it soonest.