“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!
WHAT I READ LAST WEEK
- My True Love Gave to Me: Twelve Holiday Stories edited by Stephanie Perkins
- Snow in Love by Melissa de la Cruz, Nic Stone, Aimee Friedman, Kasie West
- Fence, Vol. 1 by C.S. Pacat, Johanna the Mad, Joana Lafuente
- Our Year of Maybe by Rachel Lynn Solomon
I had fun reading some holiday-themed YA last week and am so excited to be working through more 2019 ARCs! I’m hoping to squeeze in just a few more books before the new year officially starts.
WHAT I’M EXCITED TO READ THIS WEEK:
When the Truth Unravels by RuthAnne Snow
There are tons of amazing YA books coming out in January, and I feel so lucky that I get to read some in advance! When the Truth Unravels is one that I’m hoping to start this week. It’s about four best friends at prom, trying to put their lives back together after one of them recently attempted suicide. This book has so many of my favorite things: alternating timelines, multiple POVs, girls supporting girls, and mental health discussions.
When the Truth Unravels has already gotten some rave reviews on Goodreads and I know it will emotionally destroy me (which, if you love sad books like I do, is a good thing). Look for it on January 8!
The Birds, the Bees, and You and Me by Olivia Hinebaugh
Another January YA contemporary release, this is definitely one of my most anticipated early 2019 reads! This one’s about a teen girl doling out contraceptives in response to abstinence-only education at her high school. I love books about feminist high school revolutions, like Moxie or The Nowhere Girls, and this one is such a necessary addition that discusses reproductive health, safety, sexuality, and bodily agency. Plus, it’s from Swoon Reads, which is major bonus points for me!
Look for The Birds, the Bees, and You and Me on January 22!
What are you reading this week?