Monday, September 9, 2019

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is a community of bloggers who link up to share what they are reading. To find out what other bloggers are reading, check out the host blogs or follow on Twitter at #imwayr.

Recent Reads...

Five Minutes (That's a Lot of Time) (No, It's Not) (Yes, It Is) by Liz Garton Scanlon and Audrey Vernick

This is a cute exploration of how five minutes can be an eternity or pass by in the blink of an eye. Kids will be able to relate to the situations, such as having to wait in line for five minutes for an amusement park ride or only having five minutes before bed time, and understand the feelings associated with time either going too slow or too fast. The book ends on a very sweet note. Thanks to the publisher for providing my book review group with a review copy. 

The Fountains of Silence by Ruta Sepetys

This book follows the lives of four young adults in Spain during the 1950s while the country was under the dictatorship of Francisco Franco. It's a captivating story that gave me insight into a dark period of history and reminded me of the importance of remembering and learning from our past. Thanks to Penguin Young Readers for proving my book review group, #BookExcursion, with a review copy. The book publishes in October.

The Okay Witch by Emma Steinkellner

Moth has just found out that her mother has been keeping their family history a secret and that she is actually a witch. This is a story of adventure, as Moth tries to understand her magic and her family's past, and also a story of new friendship. I'm looking forward to adding this graphic novel to my collection and hearing what kids think about it.

Wildfire by Rodman Philbrick

This is a thrilling and suspenseful tale of survival about two kids trying to beat a raging wildfire overtaking the forest in Maine. For kids who like stories of survival or extreme adventure this will be one to hand them.


  1. Oh my goodness, definitely adding Five Minutes (That's a Lot of Time) (No, It's Not) (Yes, It Is) to my list. This looks adorable! And Wildfire is a new-to-me title -- I'm betting my 14 year old will enjoy this survival story. Thanks for the shares, Lisa!

  2. I know a few who would love Wildfire, Lisa. I am really looking forward to The Fountains of Silence, love Sepetys' books! Five Minutes and Okay Witch sound fun, will look for them! Thanks for all!

  3. I just ordered Five Minutes: (That's a Lot of Time) (No, It's Not) (Yes, It Is) from the library. I loved Bob, Not Bob, and this one looks like it'll be just as cute. Thanks for sharing and have a terrific week!

  4. I loved the Okay Witch, it was so much fun! I'll look for a copy of Five Minutes, because I think my preschooler and I will enjoy reading it together. Sometimes, five minutes is a very long time for someone her age! Have a great week.

  5. Loved The Fountains of Silence - I think it is my favorite book by the author.
    I have the other 3 books in my pile or TBR list. Five Minutes looks so fun!

  6. I am super excited for The Fountains of Silence by Ruta Sepetys. I've always enjoyed all her books. That is awesome your group got to review it. :) Hope you have a great week!

  7. Usually I head straight for fantasy books but somehow Wildfire looks really good. I had loved Philbrick's stuff for years.

  8. Hi! Five Minutes: (That's a Lot of Time) (No, It's Not) (Yes, It Is) looks great! I will have to watch for its release to read it. I think it covers a great topic for kids of all ages! The Okay Witch description you gave reminds me of the TV series Charmed actually so I am interested to find the book and give it a try. Thanks for sharing some great ideas for me to add to my reading list. Happy reading!