It's Monday! What Are You Reading? is a meme hosted by Book Journey with a children's/YA version at Teach Mentor Texts and Unleashing Readers.
A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness, inspired by an idea from Soibhan Dowd, illustrated by Jim Kay for Ness's upcoming author event. This is a lovely parable that will probably resonate with lots of people. It's heartbreaking and beautiful, especially when paired with the total book design of Kay.
The Surprise Attack of Jabba the Puppett, the fourth Origami Yoda book by Tom Angleberger. If you liked the previous books, you'll enjoy this one as well. I'm continually surprised by how deep these books go and the issues addressed. They are definitely more than immediately meets the eye.
The Last Dragonslayer, the first book in the Chronicles of Kazam by Jasper Fforde, for the Middle Grade Mania event. I'm barely into this at all, but I can already tell I'll enjoy the worldbuilding and eclectic characters.
This week I'll be finishing The Last Dragonslayer, then starting its sequel, The Song of the Quarkbeast.
What are you reading?