Monday, March 14, 2022

Recent Reads

Every Monday, I share books I have recently read. I also participate in It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?, 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, Teach Mentor Texts and Unleashing Readers, or follow on Twitter at #imwayr.

Recent Reads...

I Am Golden by Eva Chen and illustrated by Sophie Diao

The message of this book is wonderful. The lyrical text addresses a child, reminding her to embrace who she is and celebrate her culture. The author's note which includes information about why she wrote the book is powerful. 

I'll Go and Come Back by Rajani LaRocca and illustrated by Sara Palacios

This is a heart-warming story about the relationship between a girl in America and her grandmother in India. During their visits to see each other, they form a bond even though they don’t speak the same language. The illustrations are gorgeous. Thanks to the publisher for a review copy. It publishes this month.

The Peach Pit (The Great Peach Experiement #2) by Erin Soderberg Downing

The very charming Peach family is back for their second adventure. In this story, they are turning an old, run-down mansion into a bed-and-breakfast. It's both fun and sweet. Thanks to the author for sharing an advance reader's copy of the book. It publishes in April.

Adult Reading Recommendation

The Love of My Life by Rosie Walsh

This is another adult novel that makes my favorites of 2022 list. The title of this one makes it sound like it could be a traditional love story/romance book, but it definitely is not. It's more a combination of a domestic drama and mystery. I love books in which someone is hiding a secret and the secret at the core of this book is not what I was expecting. With the unexpected twists and turns, it was a compelling read.


  1. I'm jealous that you've read the new Peach book, know it will be a good read. I have the new LaRocca book but still need to read it & The Love of My Life sounds good, Lisa. Thanks, & have a great week ahead!

  2. Thanks for sharing these books. I have the first Peach book to read and I'm expecting the second one shortly. I need to find I Am Golden and I'll Go and Come Back now.

  3. What an excellent set of books, Lisa! I keep hearing about The Great Peach Experiment series, but I haven't even read the first book, let alone the second. Both of the picture books also sound wonderful! Thanks so much for the wonderful post!

  4. I still haven't read any of the The Great Peach Experiment series, and now the second one is here!
    I love the diversity in your reading life. My library has an ebook copy of I Am Golden, so I'll be reading it later. I'll Go and Come Back is on order! Thanks for the heads up about so many great books.