Monday, February 11, 2019

It's Monday! What are you reading? 2-11-19

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 have one more day on my The Lost Girl giveaway

I recently finished reading: 

The Love and Lies of Rukhsana Ali by Sabina Khan
An important book that addresses the difficulty of being LGBTQ in a Muslim family. We hear so much about Christian intolerance toward the LGBTQ community, but not as much Muslim intolerance. This book will help a whole lot of teens in Muslim families feel seen and heard. 

Picture books I enjoyed the past few weeks:

Can I Be Your Dog? by Troy Cummings
A sweet story, told epistolary style, about a dog looking for his family. The visual clues in the illustrations make the ending rather predictable, but no less heartwarming.

How to Be a Lion by Ed Vere
There is no one way to be a lion. A lovely book that subtly subverts toxic masculinity.

Dad By My Side by Soosh
Speaking of toxic masculinity, this is one of the sweetest father-daughter relationships I’ve ever seen in a book. The father is a gentle giant and represents the exact opposite of toxic masculinity. He shows readers what gentle masculinity is about.

Currently reading:

Cardboard Kingdom by Chad Sell

Currently reading with my ears:

When My Heart Joins the Thousand by A.J. Steiger


  1. The Love and Lies. . . is one I didn't know about, will note it, Beth, along with Dad By My Side, what a lovely topic!

  2. I cannot wait to read Dad By My Side! Sounds like something my husband will love to read to his daughters (thankfully he does a lot of reading with our children). I really need to get my hands on Cardboard Kingdom -- perhaps I'll put a hold on it and wait patiently for my turn. LOL Thanks for the reminder and for sharing all these titles, Beth!

  3. I loved Can I Be Your Dog?! I would love to get those letters from Arfy! I know lots of others are loving The Lost Girl, so I'm definitely looking forward to getting to it one of these days. Thanks for sharing and have a terrific week!

  4. When My Heart Joins the Thousand looks exactly like my kind of read. The Lost Girl seems to be receiving a lot of love lately! Have a great reading week.

  5. I listened to the audiobook of When My Heart Joins the Thousand--I appreciated the narration for that one, so I'll be curious to see what you think!

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction