Monday, August 6, 2018

It's Monday. What Are You Reading? 8/6/18

I'm excited to be linking up with Kelly Moye of Unleashing Readers and Jen Vincent of Teach Mentor Texts, It's Monday! What Are You Reading? 

Picture Books

Josh Funk does it again.  We just can't enough of Josh Funk books.  His stories always catch L.T's attention and the illustrations are great.

We are still on a food book kick. 

Everyone Loves Bacon was a huge hit.  Fun illustrations and well the title is true because at the end poor bacon gets gobbled up.   

Creepy Carrots wasn't such a hit.  L.T. was freaked out about carrots trying to scare a bunny into not eating them. I liked how the black, white and grey graphics with a hint of orange for the carrots really did set the tone for creepy, but can see how L.T. was freaked out. 

Chapter Books

C. Bear and I started reading The Muppets as King Arthur.  It's a graphic novel and pretty humorous (though most of the humor is going over C. Bear's head).  I would say this story is very loosely based on the King Arthur story with Kermit playing King Arthur and Rowlf playing Merlin.   

We plan on reading another more traditional version of King Arthur and comparing the two books. 

YA/Adult Lit

I read The Sapphire Widow and was drawn into the unique setting.  The book is set in Ceylon, which sounded like such a unique place to live with many different cultures living there.  This story has betrayal, love, and quite a bit of mystery as Louisa unravels her dead husband's secret life.  It was also a story about healing and family.  I stayed up way too late because I just needed to know what happened next.  The pace of this story was great with something happening to keep me intrigued in each chapter.   

I started reading Where The Crawdads Sing.   I am only a quarter of the way in, but it's really good. Like stay up late to keep reading good.   

I think next up on my list to read is The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl. I had this on my TBR list for awhile and my hold at the library just came in. Woo Hoo!


  1. Did love Lightning Girl, since it was very upbeat, but I'm going to have to read a picture book-- that bacon one looks fun, and I just took five bacon dishes (including bacon brownies) to our neighborhood picnic because last year everyone said it was their favorite food! Thanks for sharing!

    1. We love bacon in our house so this book was hit with both my 8 year old and 5 year old.

  2. I'm going to have to look at Where the Crawdads Sing since this is a new title to me. I loved Lightning Girl so much -- I had heard so little about it when I read it, so it was fun to fall into that story. I can't wait to share it with my children. Have a wonderful reading week, Sara!

  3. I am more than half way done with Where the Crawdads Sing and I am loving it more and more. I highly recommended it.

  4. Bacon is amazing, I am sad to hear the bacon succumbs to his inevitable end. Our bacon ended up that way this weekend 🤗 we will be checking into this book soon, thank you for sharing, Sara!

    1. Sadly bacon had the same fate at our house this weekend lol.

  5. Muppet King Arthur?!?! Oh my goodness, I need to find a copy, I remember loving everything muppet related growing up. :-D

  6. I've been meaning to read Creepy Carrots since I really enjoyed Creepy Pair of Underwear. Maybe it's meant for older readers. Have a great week!


Design by Imagination Designs
Graphics by PSW Shop