Monday, September 3, 2018

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? Labor Day Edition

I took a couple of weeks off from blogging. It was becoming near impossible to blog with the kids home for the summer.  We have been making lots of memories, but I am excited for them to be back at school. I'm linking up with Kelly Moye of Unleashing Readers and Jen Vincent of Teach Mentor Texts, It's Monday! What Are You Reading? 

Picture Books   

We thought this book was a cute story, but it's really more about dragons getting into scrapes than a knight.  In the end the knight does help the dragons fix their scrapes, but L.T. and I thought the dragons were the main the character. 

 There are more books in this series, but we wanted to read books about school and so we got this one out.  I can't say I am a huge fan of Adventure Annie. I thought she was kind of obnoxious and just naughty instead of adventurous.  We probably won't be picking up anymore of her books. 

Shark Vs. Train.  L.T. read this in school and talked about it so much that I immediately put a hold on it at our library.  It must be a popular book because it took over a month to get our copy.  We have read it every day since we took it out of the library.  He thinks it's silly and is so entertained by this one. 

The Kitchen Knight : A Tale of King Arthur.  I read this with C. Bear (my 8 year old)  since we are still on a King Arthur kick. This book had conflict, love and a bit of mystery that kept our interest.  We both liked that it was a longer picture book meaning that it had 2-3 paragraphs on a page but also pictures to keep it interesting. 

Middle Grade

I am not sure if this is considered Middle Grade fiction, but I think that's how I would classify it.  I love books set in New Orleans with creepy voodoo and spirits and all that jazz.  This book checked off all the boxes and I thought was an enjoyable read.  If additional books came out with Evangeline I would totally read them. 

Adult Lit

I really enjoyed this book and thought the setting of Atomic City is what really drew me into this book. I actually am so intrigued that Atomic City was a real place that I want to read a non fiction book to learn more about it. With that said, I enjoyed reading about the war and life in Atomic City from the viewpoints of the four characters and how their lives became intertwined. 

I am just a couple of chapters into this book and feel like how each of these lost things has their own story will make for an addicting read.  


  1. I just put Shark Vs. Train on hold through our college library on your recommendation. I've never read it and it looks super cute! I've had Evangeline of the Bayou on my TBR list, too, so I'm looking forward to getting to that one. Thanks for all the great shares and have a wonderful reading week, Sara!

  2. I'll have to look up the Atomic City Girls, it sounds so interesting!

  3. Take Care, Good Knight sounds great, as does Evangeline of the Bayou. Both are new titles & will look for them. Thank you!

  4. I am expecting to receive The Keeper of Lost things as a review copy. Looks like it's a great read. :)


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