Monday, January 3, 2022

It's Monday! What are you reading? {#IMWAYR}

Hello 2022, it's good to dust off this writing space and reconnect.  

This week I am reading a few things.

Live in Grace - Walk in Love a 365 Day Journey by Bob Goff has become part of my morning routine. I picked this book up for two reasons; guidance for having an open heart about life and for a nudge in thinking about religion. 

Building a Life Worth Living A Memoir by Marsha M Linehan is fascinating. Our family participated in a Dialetical Behavior Therapy a program for six months once a week. I understand the impact her work has on mental health. Marcia's work actually began when she was institutionalized for two years at eighteen years old. I can't wait to learn more about her journey. 

My audio book this week is  Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds. I'm so intrigued by the main character's visitors during an elevator ride. 

Thank you Jen at Teach Mentor Texts for co-hosting this event with Kellee and Ricki from Unleashing Readers.


  1. The Linehan book is new to me, but it looks like it will be very insightful. And it's been years since I read Long Way Down, but yes - very intriguing visitors! I hope you have a fantastic reading week, Mandy!

  2. Long Way Down on audio book would be interesting. I have such trouble listening to things. Glad you have some things to read this week. Happy 2022.

  3. It looks like you've been reading some great books, Mandy! I've learned a little bit about Lineman and DBT in some of my psychology classes, and her memoir sounds really interesting. And Long Way Down is a truly excellent book, and I can imagine the audiobook would be fantastic! Thanks so much for the wonderful post, and happy new year!

  4. Hi Mandy, Couldn't make it here until today! Long Way Down is really great, hope you enjoy it. I'm intrigued by the "Live in Grace", will look for it! Happy New Year!

  5. Long Way Down is a brilliant novel (isn't everything by Jason Reynolds?) I like to have a book on the go that can be read in parts and leave me reflecting til I come back to it. Last fall/winter I read Ursula K. Le Guin's No Time to Spare: Thinking About What Matters. I loved it so much I purchased a copy for myself and copies for others for Christmas gifts.
    Welcome to #IMWAYR!

  6. Enjoy Long Way Down. It's a profound novel (but then, everything by Jason Reynolds is)