IMWAYR and Reviews

IMWAYR and Reviews

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #IMWAYR is a weekly blog hop co-hosted by Unleashing Readers and Teach Mentor Texts which focuses on sharing books marketed for children and young adults. It offers opportunities to share and recommend books with each other. Make sure to visit these blogs (and those linked in their posts) to find new books and new friends.

(The original IMWAYR, with an adult literature focus, was started by Sheila at Book Journeys and is now hosted by Kathryn at The Book Date.)

You can view all of my July reads here, but below is a list of the books I read this past week and my thoughts. Comment below if you’ve read some of these or want to know more.

Books I Finished between July 18-24

This week I finished 2 Middle Grade books and 1 Adult read.

Middle Grade

Lark and the Wild HuntLark and the Wild Hunt by Jennifer Adam
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

A beautiful and magical world and adventure full of heart, tension, thrills, fae, and horses. I loved the main character Lark and her need to fix everything perfectly-so me! The perfectionist came out strong in this book and I loved the overall message. I will always recommend Jennifer Adam for fantasy lovers. She builds beautiful worlds and characters.

View all my reviews The FortThe Fort by Gordon Korman
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Gordon Korman’s 100th book and he definitely has the multiple pov down. I love the short chapters and all of the characters. This one has some really tough stuff-drug addiction, bullying, and abuse but it was dealt in a way that is suitable for kid readers. It’s not my favorite by him, some characters felt really awkward, but overall a good read.

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The Library BookThe Library Book by Susan Orlean
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This was a really unique and interesting read and honestly made me LOVE libraries even more (and made me wonder why I am not a librarian). It was a good mix of mystery, nonfiction, history, and book love.

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Option Pile-Books I May Pick Up This Week


30 books in 3 months

I am participating in Jessica Brody’s 30 books in 3 months challenge. I have decided to adapt it to 30 ARCs (Advanced Reader Copies) to help me stay focused on the books I NEED to read. I have so many ARCs, I need to be making a bigger dent than I have been. (I am a very distracted and moody reader!)

30 Arcs in 3 months by Alexis Ennis

Summer Book-A-Day

Each summer, I challenge myself to a book a day-inspired by Donalyn Miller (The Book Whisperer). This year, it is 74 days/74 books! I will update as often as I can! 🙂

2022 Summer Book-A-Day by Alexis Ennis

12 Books in 12 Months

These books were all recommended to me by other reading friends.

Add a little bit of body text by Alexis Ennis

Are you doing any challenges?

Legit KidLit

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There are 4 comments for this article
  1. Cheriee Weichel at 7:45 pm

    As a retired teacher librarian, I must read The Library book. I own her book, On Animals. I need to put a hold on the library books so I have time to read the ones I own.
    The Fort is already on my list. I have come to appreciate Korman’s writing even more as he has matured. Thanks for the heads up about Jennifer Adams.

  2. Max @ Completely Full Bookshelf at 10:44 pm

    It looks like you’ve been reading some great books, Alexis! The Library Book sounds intriguing, and I cannot believe Gordon Korman has written 100 books—I’m glad The Fort ended up being a good read! And the episodes on Legit KidLit look excellent too. Thanks so much for the wonderful post!

    • Mrs. BookDragon Author at 8:17 pm

      Thanks for reading the post and I am glad you found things you enjoyed! The Library book was a different kind of read, a nonfiction, history but also…a story. It was cool.

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