“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:
- To Be Honest by Maggie Ann Martin
- A Quiet Kind of Thunder by Sara Barnard
- Ghosts by Raina Telgemeier
- The Cheerleaders by Kara Thomas
WHAT I’M READING THIS WEEK:
Not 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.
Pride 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.
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?