Monday, December 3, 2018

It's Monday! What are you reading? 12-3-18

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.

It's been a few weeks since I've posted to the blog. Here are the highlights of some great things I've read recently.

Hip-Hop Lollipop by Susan McElroy Montanari, illustrated by Brian Pinkney
A fun, rhythmical romp through a young girl's bedtime. 

The Size of the Truth by Andrew Smith
Remember Sam Abernathy from Stand Off? Yep. The Size of the Truth is about THAT Sam Abernathy. And it's as wonderful and lovable and endearing as you would expect it to be. 

The Way You Make Me Feel by Maurene Goo 
A subtle, complex story about love, friendship, family, and what it means to be real. 

Puddin' by Julie Murphy
Even better than the first book. 

Currently reading:

Shout by Laurie Halse Anderson

Currently reading with my ears:

Monday's Not Coming by Tiffany D. Jackson


  1. I really enjoyed Dumplin' a few years ago and I'm excited that there's a new Netflix movie of it coming out. I definitely am looking forward to reading this sequel. Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful week!

  2. I really enjoyed I Believe In a Thing Called Love by Maurene Goo and am now looking forward to The Way You Make Me Feel.

  3. I definitely want to read Hip-Hop Lollipop, I love books with a bouncy rhythm!

  4. I've wanted to read Dumplin' (my daughter started it last month) and so it's great to hear you enjoyed Puddin' even more! I've heard good things about Monday's Not Coming from a personal friend, so I'll be interested in hearing what you think of the audio version, Beth. The narrator can make all the difference for me! Have a wonderful reading week!

  5. There are some great YA books here to put on my list, Beth. And "Hip-Hop Lollipop" looks good, too. Thanks!

  6. The Way You Make Me Feel has been on my bookshelf, and I keep intending to read it. It sounds like it is worth the read, so it might be time to pull it off the shelf! :)

  7. Thank you so much for posting this. I had heard that Sam had a book, but I did not know the title. I loved Winger and Stand Off!

  8. Monday's Not Coming has a powerful uber-red cover! Interesting. :) Have a great reading week!