I recently discovered that each week, Kellee Moye of Unleashing Readers, and Jen Vincent, of Teach Mentor Texts give the “It’s Monday! What are you Reading?” (#IMWAYR) meme a kitlit focus! It’s a weekly check-in of the books that you’ve read, and a look at the week ahead. I’m excited to be part of this for the first time!
Last Week’s Reads
I was away on holidays last week, but I managed to read Miles Morales by Jason Reynolds (5 BIG stars for this YA novel), as well as Zinnia and the Bees by Danielle Davis (4 stars) and Ban This Book by Alan Gratz (4 stars).
This Week’s Reads
My priority this week is Stella by Starlight by Sharon E. Draper, which is the middle grade selection for the brand new Diverse Books Club moderated by Madeline at Top Shelf Text. I’m so excited to join this group (you can join as well on the Goodreads group, or follow @diversebooksclub on Instagram with the hashtag #weneeddiversebooksclub. The YA selection is The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas (if you haven’t read this one yet, I highly suggest you do!), and the adult pick is The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead.
I also found Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus by Dusti Bowling (WHAT, the release date is Sept 5th, how does this happen?) on the shelf at my favorite local indie bookstore, so I picked it up to read as well.