Day 11 Picture Book Frenzy: Katy Gets a Job: A Very Good Job by Emma Pendergraph Slone and Ellie Harmon
Summary Sara is a special little girl with big dreams.…
Time to reflect and share the books I read last week and what I hope to read this week. Make sure to visit the IMWAYR hosts Unleashing Readers and Teach Mentor Texts to find other blogs to follow that use this weekly wrap up.
My reading was pretty all over the place this week. I started reading Age of Vice by Deepti Kapoor for the Book of the Month Ketchupathon but then realized that Part of Your World by Abby Jimenez was due to the library and it had hold on it, so it would be awhile to get it again. So, I switched to that and read it in 24 hours, it was so good. Then, my daughter told me HAD to read Momo Arishima by Misa Sugiura so I moved on to that book. I should be moving back to Age of Vice, however two books that I really want to read are due back at the library TODAY…so I may have to dive into those.
But you know what, I enjoyed everything I read! It’s okay to be a little all over the place and forget a plan that you made. Because in the end, reading is for fun.
Alright, time to share my thoughts on what I finished and the books I hope to finish this week.
Both of these middle grade books were amazing and such quick reads. I’ll be honest, I haven’t read the first The Vanquishers book and now I am going to have to so I can see what led up to this book. But, it really wasn’t too hard to get into and understand everything happening. Kalynn Bayron is a must read author for me (you’ll see I am reading Dear Henry by her as well) and I can’t get enough of her books.
I chose If You Read This because it was sad…and it definitely held up. My heart was broken the whole book, probably because I am a mom and this was about a girl whose mom had recently passed away. But, it had enough humor and heart that it wasn’t too sad.>p>If You Read This by Kereen Getten
Some of my favorite quotes:
I inhale deeply as the sea wafts around us, and it’s as if everything disappears.
I wish I could tell them that ever since Mama died, I feel forgotten.If You Read This by Karen Getten *note these are from the arc and could change in the final book*
We have to remember what happened before so that we can make sure it doesn’t ever happen again. We have to be honest about the stories we tell ourselves.The Secret of the Reaping by Kalynn Bayron *note these are from the arc and could change in the final book*
I am definitely in the romance era for adult reads…I can’t get enough of cute romance! These two books were definitely that too-they had me giggling and turning pages so quickly to find out how it would all end. I will say Part of Your World was a little heavier with the subject matter, but in all, great light-hearted romance reads.
I do hope to finish Age of Vice by Deepti Kapoor as well as the middle grade my daughter recommended, Momo Arishima. I also know I will finish Dear Henry by Kalynn Bayron because last night I read 30% of the book!
I am still where I was last week on the 30 in 3 reading challenge…I really need to step things up!