It's Monday! What are you Reading? is a meme hosted by Kathryn at Book Date. Kellee Moye, of Unleashing Readers, and Jen Vincent of Teach Mentor Texts decided to give It's Monday! What Are You Reading? a kid lit focus. We encourage everyone who participates to visit at least three of the other kid lit book bloggers that link up and leave comments for them.
It has been way too long since I did a #IMWAYR post. However, coming off NCTE and Thanksgiving break has given me some space to think and blog. Over the past several months, I have been posting about early readers, transitional chapter books and nonfiction that I have been reading in my posts on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Lately, I have been listening to a number of audiobooks and I have decided to include them in this post. Though my book lists typically skew to younger readers, the titles in this list are for teens and adults.
Here is what has jumped out of the pile recently...
Dear Martin by Nic Stone (October 17th 2017 by Crown Books for Young Readers) - Though this was a quick read, it was very powerful. There were times I had to stop because I got caught up with the main character and what would happen to him.
What Happened by Hillary Rodham Clinton (September 12th 2017 by Simon & Schuster) - I haven't shied away from mentioning my love for HRC. I listened to this one slowly over a two month period. I have to admit that listening to Hillary was comforting when so much seems upside down.
Tears We Cannot Stop: A Sermon to White America by Michael Eric Dyson (January 17th 2017 by St Martin's Press) - There is definitely a race relation theme going on with my reading lately. This one is read by Dyson and is a thoughtful read. Sadly, I don't think it will get into the hands of those who need to hear it most.
Braving the Wilderness: The Quest for True Belonging and the Courage to Stand Alone by Brené Brown (September 12th 2017 by Books on Tape) - I have appreciated Brown's TED Talks and previous books and this was no exception.
The 57 Bus: A True Story of Two Teenagers and the Crime that Changed Their Lives by Dashka Slater - I bumped this up in my TBR pile after finishing Dear Martin.
Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson (October 21st 2014 by Spiegel & Grau) - This came highly recommended from several friends so I am listening to it.
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So, what are you reading?