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 August 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 August 22-28

This week I finished 2 books. Here are my thoughts! Have you read any of them?

You can click the links to view summaries of the books on Goodreads.

Middle Grade

Samira SurfsSamira Surfs by Rukhsanna Guidroz
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A great book with important themes for middle grade readers. This book would bring awareness to some of the tragedy in Burma, inequalities between refugees and natives in Bangladesh (and relationships with refugees worldwide), and inequalities between girls and boys in poverty. I liked how everyone took care of each other and the ending was inspiring.

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Young Adult

FlamerFlamer by Mike Curato
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Simply amazing and powerful. I loved every page, every panel, every word.

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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

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

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