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IMWAYR: So Many Books!


I have a huge TBR pile again, and the last three weeks have been crazy for book birthdays (that’s “Tuesdays” to most people) — I cannot keep up! Here are some books I’m looking forward to this week:

Physical Books: I read Ninth Ward by Jewell Parker Rhodes again because it’s part of our “characters” reads in middle school. I always love it, and I’m waiting to buy Paradise on Fire, which comes out tomorrow. Jewell’s stories always stay with me. Okay, I’m behind, but I haven’t driven much lately, so there’s no time to listen. I’m starting Chlorine Sky by Mahogany L. Browne next because it’s only 2 hours, so I can finish it in one trip to my mom’s house.

NetGalley: Getting to my home computer is difficult lately, but I have a bunch of downloads now that I need to get through. I’m ready for The Vanderbeekers Make a Wish by Karina Yan Glaser this week.

It’s Monday, What are YOU reading?

IMWAYR is a weekly blog hop with kid lit co-hosts Jennifer from Teach Mentor Texts and Kellee and Ricki from Unleashing Readers. The original IMWAYR, with an adult literature focus, was started by Sheila at Book Journeys and is now hosted by Kathryn at The Book Date. It’s a great way to share what you’re reading and get recommendations from others. We encourage you to write your own post sharing what you’re reading, link up, leave a comment, and support other IMWAYR bloggers by visiting and commenting on at least three of the other linked blogs each week.


Author: Jennifer Sniadecki

I write about literacy education and my love for reading and writing. My passion is sharing titles I use for school libraries, classroom collaborations, and professional development. My goal is to collaborate, research, and share with other life-long literacy learners. Welcome to my blog!

3 thoughts on “IMWAYR: So Many Books!

  1. I know about Paradise on Fire & love her books, too, but Chlorine Sky & the new Vanderbeekers are new to me, Jennifer. I’m not sure how to keep up either, Jennifer. I understand completely! Thanks for sharing these. Wishing you TIME!

  2. It is so funny that us on #IMWAYR see so many cool books that we have the opposite problem of most people—they can’t find enough books, and we’re drowning in new ones to try! Jewell Parker Rhodes sounds like an excellent author—I need to try some of her books ASAP. Chlorine Sky sounds like a great read as well, and the Vanderbeekers series is one I see recommended again and again! Thanks so much for the great post!

  3. I’m so tickled that there’s a new Vanderbeekers book!! And I’ve only read Ghost Boys and Black Brother, Black Brother by Jewell Parker Rhodes, but Paradise on Fire looks really good, so I hope we get a copy here. Thanks for all these shares, Jennifer. Have a fantastic reading week!

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