It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?

We are joining the blog trend of Monday posts about what we have read during the last week (8/17/2020-8/23/2020).

Annamarie’s Reading

Picture Books & Readers:

Graphic Novels:

Everything Else:

Note: In an effort to simply keep up with the volume of books I have right now, I haven’t been doing the best job really focusing on own voices titles (other than continuously realizing how few diverse books are by own voices authors). One step I have taken to move in that direction is only listening to own voices audiobooks. I am happy to say I am back on the audiobooks train–though at a much slower pace than when I was on a committee–and I am enjoying the ability to speed up titles. I’ve been intentionally selecting titles that are by own voices authors, particularly those chapter books that I never seem to have the attention span for reading at the moment.

I’m also trying to prioritize physical books I have checked out that have holds–which sometimes align with own voices books…and sometimes don’t. This focus can leave me with a huge stack of eARCS…which I tried to make a dent in this week, really throwing off my own voices count. I did walk out of the library once this week without a single new book (and I didn’t leave any available holds behind!), so maybe the wave of new books will slow, allowing me to dig into some of the stuff that has been piling up.

Stats for the Week:

  • 62 Books Read This Week
    • 30 Books with Diverse Main Character (48%)
    • 15 Books by Diverse Authors (24%)
    • 10 Books by Own Voices Authors (16%) (to the best of my knowledge)

This week’s reading highlights:

Michala’s Reading

Note: In this to win this. Got my first school “visit” locked into place for September. While virtual is not my norm I played with it during summer school a few months ago, so hopefully this time the kids leave their cameras on so I don’t think they’ve fallen asleep. 🙂

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