“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 by focusing on books for kids & teens. Check out their blogs to see what they’re reading!
I use #IMWAYR mostly to organize my reading list for the week and set out my book goals. Here’s what I read last week:
- The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, Vol. 1: Squirrel Power by Ryan North & Erica Henderson
- Moonstruck, Vol 1: Magic to Brew by Grace Ellis & Shae Beagle
- The Chaos of Standing Still by Jessica Brody
Last week was really busy for me, so I didn’t get to all the books on my TBR, but I did enjoy the ones I was able to get through. I loved Moonstruck and am looking forward to Volume 2 coming out later this year.
And here’s what I’m hoping to read this week:
How to Make a Wish by Ashley Herring Blake
My summer reading list is always in need of more queer love stories and this one has been recommended to me so many times. I’ve recently fallen in love with Ashley Herring Blake’s writing, and I have a feeling this one will be one of my new favorites.
After this one, I’m super excited to read Suffer Love, one of Ashley’s other books, which I’ve heard is just as amazing. If you have any other queer summer read recommendations, drop them in the comments!
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J. K. Rowling, audiobook narrated by Jim Dale
If you’ve read some of my past blog posts, you may know I’m slowly working through the Harry Potter audiobooks. People are always shocked that I’ve never read HP, especially since I’m a librarian. I just started this one and am hoping to finish it this week.
Hermione and I would definitely be BFFs. I would 100% join the Society for the Promotion of Elfish Welfare.
Wild Beauty by Anna-Marie McLemore
As a contemporary-YA lover, I rarely read fantasy/magic. But since Anna-Marie McLemore will be visiting a local bookstore near me, I wanted to give this one a try. I’m not sure I’ll end up finishing this one, but I love the unique story and flowery cover.
The summary of Wild Beauty reminded me of a botanical garden I visited recently; it was cared for by three sisters who threw grand parties that many would travel to, and is now a regional park. It’s the perfect place to read this book, so I’ll have to make another trip there soon.
What are you reading this week? Do you read across genres or do you have certain ones you prefer to stick to?