Monday, October 2, 2017

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? #10: October 2, 2017

Hello everyone!  This book meme is called "It's Monday!  What Are You Reading?" and basically what you do is share what you have been, are and about to be reading over the week.  It's a great post to organize yourself and to visit and comment on other blogs!  This book meme is hosted by The Book Date!

I just finished reading "The Frog Prince" by Mike Klaassen last week as it was an ARC sent to me by Book Unleashed and I really enjoyed this book!  I loved the fact that it was a more expanded retelling of the original fairy tale and it actually developed the characters extremely well!

I'm still reading Caraval by Stephanie Garber and so far, it's looking really good, especially once we are getting into the true mystery of Caraval and also look into Donatella's sudden disappearance on the island.

In order to get into the spirit of Halloween, I want to read "Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children" by Ransom Riggs since I had that book on my shelf for awhile now and this would be a great book to read for October!  The next book I want to read is "Me Before You" by Jojo Moyes which has been on my shelf for awhile now and I want to read this book before I actually see the movie. The last book I want to read is "The Martian" by Andy Weir since that was the winner of the TBR List book read for September and it's another book I want to read before watching the movie.

I will also be linking up another version of the "It's Monday!  What Are You Reading?" meme where you list all the children's books you've read for the week, which is similar to the original meme.  This meme is being hosted by Unleashing Readers and Teach Mentor Texts!

Last week, I've managed to buy this rare children's book called "The Gingerbread Man" by Rana Giglio along with artwork by Henrik Drescher.  Even though I am familiar with the Gingerbread Man story, this was the first time I had heard about this particular book and it's apparently out of print, so I was lucky enough to even find a copy of this book!  I honestly enjoyed this book because I have always been a huge fan of Henrik Drescher's books and I just loved his artwork in this book!  I was a bit disappointed that this book was only 8 pages long, but I still enjoyed it!

I just recently got Gregory and the Grimbockle by Melanie Schubert from NetGalley and even though I haven't read this book yet, I'm really excited in checking it out since the premise sounds pretty interesting!

The first book I wanted to read is "A Tale of Two Daddies" by Vanita Oelschlager as I wanted to read more LGBT books for children and this book seems like an enjoyable read!  The next book I want to read is "Fish-Boy," which is also by Vanita Oelschlager as I love reading folktales and this book seems really interesting!  The last book I want to read is "Unraveling Rose" by Brian Wray since it looks like an adorable book to read through  and it also discusses about the dangers of being too obsessive with your looks, which I'm interested in trying out.


  1. Interesting assortment of books. I have The Martian on my TBR mountain but mixed reviews are keeping it there so far. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

  2. Caraval is amazing! I hope you enjoy it! :)

    Have a good reading week!

  3. Caraval is on my list of books I really want to read, I just haven't had a chance to get to it yet! Glad to hear it's going well! Miss Peregrine's is an awesome, awesome series. The movie was super disappointing though. I saw The Martian and loved but haven't read the book yet. Maybe one day!

    My What I'm Reading post

  4. I'm on the side who loved Me Before You although I didn't go and see the movie. I loved The Martian although the audiobook version and I did go and see the movie and loved that as well.

  5. ENJOY, and have a great week.

    Thanks for coming by my blog earlier.

    Silver's Reviews
    My It's Monday, What Are You Reading

  6. OOoh nice! I loved Caraval!! So excited for Legendary!! Hope you enjoy your reads this week!

    Here's my Monday Wrap-up

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  7. Oo Caraval looks good!! I am going to go request it right now from the library!

  8. I've gone totally spooky: finishing up the latest White Trash Zombie and then it's onto Flesh, a YA w/ ghouls. I think I have Miss Peregrine on my shelf as well. I need to go organizing again as they've become double stacked.

  9. The Martian and Me Before You are both good ones! Happy Reading.

  10. This is a nice variety of interesting books. I loves the Miss Peregrine book, but could never get into Book 2 and Book 3. Lots here to check out and read. Thanks for sharing them.

  11. I love fairy tale retellings. It's always interesting reading another author's version of a classic. The Miss Peregrine's series is one of my absolute favorites. I just may have to do a re-read. Have a great week and happy reading!

  12. I've seen Caraval around a lot lately. Looks like a great October read.

  13. You have quite a mix of books. I will have to follow your lead and put a creepy tale on my October reading list.

  14. Lots of good reading - adult and children. :-) I enjoyed The Martian on Audible. That is the only one on your list that I have read. Have a great week and Happy Reading!