Monday, October 3, 2022

It's Monday! What are you reading? 10-3-22

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.

Books I recently read and enjoyed:

Love That Story: Observations from a Gorgeously Queer Life by Jonathan Van Ness
In the follow up to his memoir, Over the Top, Jonathan Van Ness brings a side of depth and social justice to his sunny disposition in this series of intersectional essays.

Come Fly the World: The Jet-Age Story of the Women of Pan Am by Julia Cooke
I really enjoyed learning more about American history (Cold War, Vietnam War, etc.) through the lens of what it was like being a stewardess for the most glamorous airline of the jet age.

Forever Home by Henry Cole
A young boy wants a dog so badly that to prove to his dads that he can be responsible, he walks an empty leash every day. One day, he discovers a stray dog that he wants to rescue and his dads finally decide he's ready for his own dog. The only problem is... they can't find him when they go looking for him.

Sonny Says Sorry by Caryl Hart, illustrated by Zachariah OHora
A sweet book about how apologies should be accompanied by action to make right the wrong you did.

Books Aren't for Eating by Carlie Sorosiak, illustrated by Manu Montoya
A delightful book that sends the message that books fill you up... but if you're a goat, you need to remember that they shouldn't fill up your stomach, but rather your brain. :)

The More You Give by Marcy Campbell, illustrated by Francesca Sanna
I love that this book is described as a modern-day response to The Giving Tree. Because instead of giving of yourself so much that you become nothing but a stump for your child to sit on, this is a book that shows how giving can give back... by creating a whole forest.

Everything in Its Place by Pauline David-Sax, illustrated by Charnelle Pinkney Barlow
Nicky loves her school library so much that she spends her recess helping the librarian re-shelve books. But when the librarian has to be gone for a week at a conference, Nicky must actually go to recess, which she is dreading. This is a sweet story about taking risks, getting out of our comfort zones, and also still embracing a love a books as one navigates outside that comfort zone.

Currently reading:

Odder by Katherine Applegate

Currently reading with my ears:

The Gravity of Us by Phil Stamper

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  1. Books Aren't For Eating has a great title and cover. Sounds like a nice message, too.

  2. Everything in Its Place sounds like I would love it! Added to my list! I heard we missed you getting to South Bend this week. Darn! Let's plan something soon. Are you going to NCTE?