“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.
WHAT I READ LAST WEEK:
- Harry Potter & the Goblet of Fire by J. K. Rowling, audiobook narrated by Jim Dale
- Love and Other Alien Experiences by Kerry Winfrey
- CatStronauts: Mission Moon by Drew Brockington
WHAT I’M READING THIS WEEK:
To Be Honest by Maggie Ann Martin
Last week, I received an ARC of this book from Fierce Reads, and I’ve been really enjoying it. Savvy is a lovable character, and it’s so much fun reading about her, her sister, her BFF, and swoony George. I appreciate that even though Savvy is body-positive and proud to be fat, she still struggles with body insecurity; this really makes her so relatable and authentic. Maggie Ann Martin addresses so many different issues of family, self, and the body in this novel and I’m excited to see how it’ll end. I’ve recently really loved Swoon Reads books and they always have the best covers.
I’ve also heard tons of great things about Maggie’s debut, The Big F, which I’ve added to my TBR and hope to read soon.
A Quiet Kind of Thunder by Sara Barnard
This book has been on my TBR for months (initially because of its GORGEOUS cover!) and I finally downloaded the ebook this week. I’m always looking for YA romances featuring characters with disabilities and from other marginalized backgrounds, and I love that this one has deaf representation, selective mutism representation, and also deals with anxiety. The Goodreads reviews are generally really positive, with a lot of reviewers noting that the book breaks down a lot of tropes/stereotypes around deaf folks & selective mutism.
Also, THAT COVER. This is one of those covers that I totally want to buy a print of and hang it up in my house.
Harry Potter & the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling, audiobook narrated by Jim Dale
If you’ve read my recent blog posts, you may know that I’m slowly making my way through the HP audiobooks, having never read any of them before. I’m finally on The Order of the Phoenix, and am actually (to my surprise) kind of hooked! I totally want Hermione to be my friend, and Molly Weasley to be my mom.
The worst part of reading/listening to HP for the first time (and having only seen some of the movies) is that since I’m a bookworm and a librarian, everyone assumes I’ve already read them. It’s been super hard to avoid spoilers!
One of my goals for August is to read 2 graphic novels a week, but I haven’t decided which ones to read this week. I’d love suggestions, so please tell me your favorite graphic novels!
What are you reading this week?