“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
- The Past and Other Things That Should Stay Buried by Shaun David Hutchinson
- To Night Owl from Dogfish by Holly Goldberg Sloan & Meg Wolitzer
- The Greatest Love Story Every Told by Megan Mullally & Nick Offerman, audiobook narrated by the authors
- Book Love by Debbie Tung
- Yes, I’m Hot in This: The Hilarious Truth about Life in a Hijab by Huda Fahmy
- Little Moments of Love by Catana Chetwynd
Last week was a really wonderful reading week, because I managed to get in a mix of YA, middle grade, adult, and comics! I’m hoping that I’ll be able to keep up my momentum.
WHAT I’M READING THIS WEEK:
What We Buried by Kate A. Boorman
This YA mystery/thriller is about two siblings on a roadtrip as they look for their missing parents, full of twists and secrets. Liv is a former beauty queen, while her brother Jory (born with partial facial paralysis) has always been in the background. As Liv sues her parents for emancipation, they suddenly vanish, forcing Liv and Jory to team up to find them.
I was immediately interested in this thriller as soon as I saw this super creepy cover! I’ve been in the mood for a thriller and am really excited to start this one. I’ve already seen some really promising reviews.
Look for What We Buried on February 26!
The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert
A YA novel about a teen going into the dark, twisted fairytales written by her grandmother in order to save her mother. I like to use audiobooks as a chance to ‘read’ things I wouldn’t normally pick up as a physical book and force myself outside of my reading comfort zone. This one has gotten a lot of buzz so I decided to give it a try.
I just have a few hours left in it, and I’m hoping to finish it this week, especially since I have a bunch of other exciting audiobooks that I really want to get started on! I was surprised to see that it’s more urban fantasy/magical realism than fantasy, which is what I was expecting. I’m not quite sure how I feel about it yet, but I’m hoping to see it through to the end.
Bloom by Kevin Panetta & Savanna Ganucheau
This graphic novel has been on my TBR for so long and I’m so excited to finally read it! It’s a queer love story about a boy post-high school dreaming of leaving his family’s bakery to play music and a boy who loves to bake. The art is absolutely gorgeous, and as if I needed another reason to read it, the main character & I share a name!
The blue-tone illustrations add such a beautiful mood to this love story and I know I’m going to love it.
What are you reading this week?