It’s Monday! What are you reading? August 13, 2018

“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:

 

 

 

WHAT I’M READING THIS WEEK:

 

35795940Not the Girls You’re Looking For by Aminah Mae Safi

I’ve been super excited about this book for a while, and was SOOOO happy when it arrived on my Kindle via Overdrive. I love the cover of the book, and am always looking for YA contemporaries that center Muslim characters (especially #OwnVoices books!). Lulu sounds like such a strong, confident, and independent character.

Aminah Mae Safi also has a story featured in the upcoming anthology, Fresh Ink, which releases this week on August 14, which is on my TBR as well.

 

 

35068632Pride by Ibi Zoboi

A while back, I received this ARC in a giveaway and am hoping to get to it this week. It’s a Pride & Prejudice retelling that centers Black characters and discusses gentrification. I’ve actually never read Pride & Prejudice, but I’m still really excited to read Ibi Zoboi’s take on it. I always think it’s fun to read a retelling when you haven’t read the original, because it keeps you guessing.

I love Ibi Zoboi and highly recommend her 2017 novel, American Street, and cannot even describe how excited I am for the 2019 YA anthology she is editing, Black Enough.

Pride will be released on September 18, 2018. Preorder it here.

Black Enough: Stories of Being Young & Black in America will be out on January 8, 2019, and you can preorder it here.

I’m also still working my way through the Harry Potter & the Order of the Phoenix audiobook narrated by Jim Dale.

What are you reading this week?

9 thoughts on “It’s Monday! What are you reading? August 13, 2018

  1. I haven’t read any of your books read but Ghosts & I do enjoy Telgemeier’s novels. I will put those other 3 on my list. Thanks for sharing about Not The Girl You’re Looking For, too. It sounds like one I would like, too.

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    1. It was soooo good! I normally don’t care much for romance, but I loved that it was diverse, and discussed mental health. Hope you get to read it soon!

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