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It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? 10/16/17

16 Oct

I was surprisingly able to get a little reading done last week, even with how busy I was. I read What Girls Are Made Of by Elana K. Arnold and The Littlest Bigfoot by Jennifer Weiner and started Race to the Bottom of the Sea by Lindsay Eagar. I’ve got some catching up to do in terms of writing book reviews and posting them, so I hope to post at least a couple this week, so keep your eyes out for those.

Otherwise, this week I plan on finishing up Race to the Bottom of the Sea and ARC of The Traitor’s Game by Jennifer A. Nielsen and maybe getting to The Unicorn Quest by Kamilla Benko. What are you reading this week?


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It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? 10/9/17

9 Oct

I kicked butt reading this weekend. You know how when you eat a really great meal and you feel full, but so good? Well, that’s how I felt reading this weekend. I started out the week reading The Librarian and the Spy by Susan Mann, a romance novel a coworker told me about – it’s one of those cheesy books you don’t have to think about while reading, but it was a lot of fun with some really great librarian references in it. Then I spent much of the weekend reading some really great middle grade and young adult novels – The Rise of the Jumbies by Tracey Baptiste, Clayton Byrd Goes Underground by Rita Williams-Garcia, and American Street by Ibi Zoboi.

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It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? 10/2/17

2 Oct

I can’t believe it’s October! The older I get, the faster time seems to go! I’m working on trying to read more throughout the week (rather than sitting in front of the television after dinner) and this week it seemed to work!

I got a chance to read:

  • Elsie May Has Something to Say by Nancy J. Cavanaugh
  • Just Friends by Dyan Sheldon
  • You Bring the Distant Near by Mitali Perkins

I also cracked open The Rise of the Jumbies by Tracey Baptiste and will finish it early this week. My other titles to read this week include – American Street by Ibi Aanu Zoboi, Clayton Byrd Goes Underground by Rita Williams-Garcia and if I get a chance What Girls Are Made Of by Elana K. Arnold. I’m trying to read all the titles nominated to the long list for the National Book Award for Young People’s Literature. Most are YA titles, but I’m enjoying the ones I’ve read so far and want to finish out the list.


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It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? 9/25/17

25 Sep

I’m back! I made it safely back to the States last Monday evening and spent the last week catching up on sleep, laundry, emails and work. I’m glad to say that I think I’m starting off this week in a really great place – and that I read far more than I expected over the past few weeks. I’ll share more about my vacation later, but for now…

I was able to complete:

  • Her Book Boyfriend by KR Grace
  • Ghosts of Greenglass House by Kate Milford
  • All the Wind In the World by Samantha Mabry
  • The List by Patricia Forde
  • Anne of Green Gables by Mariah Marsden (graphic novel!)
  • Click’d by Tamara Ireland Stone
  • Goodnight, Little Bot by Karen Kaufman Orloff, illustrated by Kim Smith
  • Rufus Blasts Off! by Kim T. Griswell, illustrated by Valeri Gorbachev
  • Maurice the Unbeastly by Amy Dixon, illustrated by Karl James Mountford
  • Dough Knights and Dragons by Dee Leone, illustrated by George Ermos

There will be a lot of reviews to come, so look for those. Otherwise, I’ve got a few more books I want to read this week, including:

  • The Rise of the Jumbies by Tracey Baptiste
  • Elsie May Has Something to Say by Nancy J. Cavanaugh
  • Just Friends by Dyan Sheldon

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Top Ten Tuesday: Books On My Fall TBR List

19 Sep

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New fall releases from picture books to young adult titles!

  1. La La La by Kate DiCamillo, illustrated Jaime Kim (Release Date: October 3, 2017)
  2. I Am Peace: A Book of Mindfulness by Susan Verde, illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds (Release Date: September 26, 2017)
  3. The Princess in Black: Mysterious Play Date by Shannon Hale and Dean Hale, illustrated by LeUyen Pham (Release Date: September 5, 2017)
  4. Just Dance by Patricia MacLachlan (Release Date: September 12, 2017)
  5. The Peculiar Incident on Shady Street by Lindsay Currie (Release Date: October 10, 2017)
  6. Patina by Jason Reynolds (Release Date: August 29, 2017)
  7. Wishtree by Katherine Applegate (Release Date: September 26, 2017)
  8. Pashmina by Nidhi Chanani (Release Date: October 3, 2017)
  9. Genuine Fraud by e. lockhart (Release Date: September 5, 2017)
  10. Wild Bird by Wendelin Van Draanen (Release Date: September 5, 2017)

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Book

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