I changed the name for my “It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?” posts to “My Reading Week.”

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Only YouOnly You by Robin Cruise
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A cute and sweet read-aloud perfect for baby showers and first birthdays.

The Remarkable Journey of Coyote SunriseThe Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise by Dan Gemeinhart
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This book has been a favorite of many and I can see why. At first, I didn’t like Coyote or Rodeo but I learned to get used to them. The father and daughter duo have been living in a school bus and traveling all over the country with no clear destination in mind as long as it doesn’t bring back memories of their past. But when Coyote decides she wants to go back home, she has to find a way to steer her father in that direction without letting him know that’s what she’s doing. Along the way, they’ll pick up some passengers that may teach them that sometime’s it’s not about the destination but the journey.

Marcus Vega Doesn't Speak SpanishMarcus Vega Doesn’t Speak Spanish by Pablo Cartaya
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

After an altercation at school, Marcus, his brother and his mother decide to go to Puerto Rico to take a break and regroup. Marcus has it in his mind that finding his father who left them a decade ago will help. So begins a journey across unfamiliar terrains with family members he didn’t know even existed.

The Golden Ball and Other StoriesThe Golden Ball and Other Stories by Agatha Christie
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

This was an collection of mostly supernatural or romance short stories.

When We Rise: My Life in the MovementWhen We Rise: My Life in the Movement by Cleve Jones
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Inspiring memoir. At first, I didn’t think I’d like it as much with all the sex, drugs, and rock’n’roll but it also made me realize how important it is to be ourselves. Gay history is one of struggle and loss and heartbreak but also of resilience and love.

There was also a moving mini-series based on the events of this book when this came out.

Taking The Lane#15: True Trans Bike RebelTaking The Lane#15: True Trans Bike Rebel by Lydia Rogue
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I can’t say I know much about cycling or being trans so this was an insightful collection of essays incorporating both. A very sensitive yet honest and realistic approach.

Review Notes
***= Liked It
****= Recommended
*****= Favorite

You can view all the books I’ve read at my Goodreads page.

Thanks also to Teach Mentor Texts and Unleashing Readers for their focus on Children’s Literature of this meme!
Thanks to Teach Mentor Texts and Unleashing Readers for their focus on Children’s Literature of this meme!

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5 thoughts on “My Reading Week #IMWAYR- June 3, 2019

  1. I liked Coyote Sunrise very much, will look for When We Rise, Earl. I don’t think I’ve heard of it! Thanks!

  2. I am waiting for a copy of The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise to come from my library. There is a very long hold list. I’ve added When We Rise to my list. It sounds heartbreaking and inspiring at the same time. Thanks for the heads up about it.

  3. I really, really loved Coyote. A friend just asked me about this one last week, so I was happy to share my .02! I remember reading Marcus Vegas almost back-to-back with Arturo Zamora to pile on some great Cartaya all at once. 🙂 You’ve grabbed my attention with When We Rise — I’m off to read more about this one. Have a great reading week, Earl!

  4. I love the look of Coyote Sunrise – I didn’t particularly like Gemeinhart’s last novel (with the dead dog), so a little undecided whether I’d read this one. Have a great reading week, Earl! 🙂

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