“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 Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert, audiobook narrated by Rebecca Soler
- Bloom by Kevin Panetta & Savanna Ganucheau
- Josh and Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating by Christina Lauren, audiobook narrated by Todd Haberkorn & Jayme Mattler
I had a busy week and didn’t get much reading done, but I did get to attend a dog’s birthday party this weekend, which was a highlight for me! I’m really excited about all the books on my TBR this week.
WHAT I’M READING THIS WEEK:
Watch Us Rise by Renée Watson & Ellen Hagan
I’ve been eagerly awaiting this contemporary YA novel about two BFFs who start a feminist revolution at their high school! I’m a little past halfway through and really enjoying it. It’s timely, relevant, and intersectionally diverse. Watch Us Rise is one that I am so excited to have on my library shelves, and I know I’ll be recommending it to teens all the time.
I can’t wait to see how this one ends. Look for Watch Us Rise on February 12!
That’s Not What I Heard by Stephanie Kate Strohm
I just received this ARC (which actually released a couple weeks ago!) through the Kid Lit Exchange network, and will be starting it as soon as I finish Watch Us Rise. That’s Not What I Heard is a YA rom-com about a high school power couple breaking up, which of course ignites massive rumors and everyone saying what they heard.
That’s Not What I Heard is told in multiple perspectives, and I’ve already seen so many reviews saying that it’s hilarious. I tend to read a lot of serious books, but I love having a funny one here and there as a palate cleanser! Check back for my review once I’ve finished.
Fence, Vol. 2 by C. S. Pacat
I loved the first installment in this comic book series about a bunch of teen fencers! I just started volume 2 and am enjoying it just as much so far. We’re starting to see more vulnerable sides of some of the characters, and I can’t wait to see more of their backstories and get to know them all better!
Fence is a quick, easy read that I know I’ll finish quickly and then eagerly wait for the next installment, so in the meantime I’ll be filling up on comics from Hoopla Digital, which I’ve been using a lot lately.
What are you reading this week?