It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?

We participate in the blog trend of Monday posts about what we have read during the last week (3/1/2021-3/7/2021).

Annamarie’s Reading

Picture Books & Readers:

Everything Else:

Rambling Thoughts: Shipping delays brought 15 boxes of newly ordered children’s books to my library, all at once, so there are a bunch of titles that I finally got to read this week! And more to come next week.

Also…I have something to ask this week. And I’m just going to push through the awkward and the “should I mention it at all?” and just do the asking already: My name is on the ALSC ballot for the 2023 Caldecott Committee! If you are a children’s librarian, and you aren’t a member of ALSC, it is a phenomenal organization that has helped me grow as a librarian and connect to other professionals in this field. If you are a member of ALSC, make sure to vote! No matter who you vote for, this is your chance to impact the direction of the organization, particularly with those important votes for President Elect and the ALSC Board of Directors. There are some really phenomenal people on the ballot this year in every category. If you happen to have an extra vote for me in the Caldecott section I’d really appreciate it–Caldecott is THE DREAM–but really, vote regardless.

Make sure to stop by on Tuesdays for short reviews of some of these titles!

Reading by the Numbers:

  • 25 Books Read This Week
    • 11 Books with Diverse Main Character (44%)
    • 10 Books by Diverse Authors (40%)
    • 8 Books by Own Voices Authors (32%)

Favorites of the Week:


  1. Completely Full Bookshelf says:

    All of these books sound awesome, especially Furia! I’m unfortunately not a member of ALSC, but I am rooting for you to be on the committee—good luck! Thanks for the wonderful post!

  2. cweichel says:

    Thanks for the heads up about these books: especially Above the Rim. My library happened to have Unspeakable as an ebook so I downloaded and read it before finishing my response here. Just Wow! I’ve got Furia on the go right now but it’s not working for me, at least not as an audiobook. I wonder if it’s that I’ve been reading so much fantasy and sci fi recently that I can’t handle the real world?

    • I loved Above the Rim and Unspeakable! I struggled with Furia on audio too. I couldn’t quite pinpoint what made it drag on so long, but I really had to force myself through to the end. I liked the book, but I think it wasn’t for me? I can definitely see the appeal of fantasy right now! Thanks for stopping by!

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