“It’s Monday! What are you reading?” is a weekly meme hosted by Book Date. The folks at Teacher Mentor Texts and Unleashing Readers have given #IMWAYR a new lens on books for kids & teens. Check out their blogs to see what they’re reading!
I’ll be using #IMWAYR mostly to organize my reading list for the week and set out my book goals. I hate making decisions and find it so much easier to map out my reading at the beginning of the week rather than having to decide what to read next after each book I finish.
Here’s what I read/listened to last week:
- Anya’s Ghost by Vera Brosgol
- Harry Potter & The Prisoner of Azkaban by J. K. Rowling
- Spill Zone by Scott Westerfield
This year I’ve been trying to read more graphic novels, and have been slowly working through the Harry Potter audiobooks (since I’m apparently the only librarian ever who hasn’t read them).
Here’s my TBR for the week:
Things Jolie Needs to Do Before She Bites it by Kerry Winfrey
Jolie can’t wait to have jaw surgery to fix her underbite, but she also can’t help but wonder if she’ll die during surgery. As she counts down to the big day, she and her BFFs race to finish her bucket list.
As a former teen-with-an-underbite who got jaw surgery like Jolie (and the author!), I preordered this book as soon as I heard about it and am so excited that its release date (7/10) is this week. Just like Jolie, I had a totally ridiculous fear that I would die during my jaw surgery. I know I’ll relate to Jolie so much, making this one of my most anticipated 2018 reads.
Invisible Ghosts by Robyn Schneider
Rose Asher’s life hasn’t been the same since her brother’s death, but not for the reason you’d assume. Logan has been appearing as a ghost for four years, and even though this means they can still binge-watch shows together after school, it also means that Rose has missed out on a lot of normal things, which she’s pretty much okay with. But when a childhood friend moves back to town, Rose’s life gets shaken up one more time.
I’m currently listening to the audiobook version of Invisible Ghosts on my commute and am hoping to finish it this week. It’s not something I’d normally read, but I love ghost stories that aren’t scary, and I’m always so happy to see more Jewish and Filipino representation in YA. Also, that pink and purple pastel cover is swoon-worthy.
Chaos of Standing Still by Jessica Brody
Stuck in an airport during a blizzard, Ryn and Xander accidentally swap phones and find themselves pulled into a night of adventures. Through their night, Ryn is forced to confront her grief over the death of her best friend.
This was a 2017 release that I’m finally trying to get to this week. I normally don’t care for books that take place in one night (I’m a sucker for long story arcs and character development), but books about grief always get me. Plus, Jessica Brody will be visiting a local bookstore near me later this month, so I wanted to read it before I see her there.
What are you reading this week?