“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
- Watch Us Rise by Renée Watson & Ellen Hagan
- The Wedding Date by Jasmine Guillory, audiobook narrated by Janina Edwards
- That’s Not What I Heard by Stephanie Kate Strohm
- Fence, Vol. 2 by C. S. Pacat
- The Rose Society (The Young Elites #2) by Marie Lu, audiobook narrated by Carla Corvo & Lannon Killea
WHAT I’M READING THIS WEEK:
The Art of Losing by Lizzy Mason
In this YA contemporary, 17 year-old Harley discovers her boyfriend hooking up with her sister. After leaving them at a party, Harley finds out that her sister and boyfriend were in a car accident when he attempted to drive her home while drunk— resulting in her sister ending up in a coma. This book is about sisterhood, forgiveness, and much more.
This book has been on my TBR for months and I’m really looking forward to finally starting it! It’s just over 300 pages and I have a feeling it’ll be a pretty quick read. So far, I’ve only seen really glowing reviews! The Art of Losing is out on February 19, so be sure to pick up a copy this week or place a hold on it from your local library.
The Fever King by Victoria Lee
In a future US, Noam has been orphaned by a viral magic that left him a technopath. He’s the son of undocumented immigrants and has worked to help refugees fleeing magic outbreaks. Offered a chance to learn how to control his magic, Noam sees an opportunity to fight back against the government.
This YA fantasy/sci-fi with queer rep sounds super cool! I don’t generally like fantasy but I love science fiction (and queer books!), and it sounds like Victoria Lee has blended them in a really unique way, so I’m hoping to give it a try. The author is also Jewish and said here that she wrote this book as a way to talk about both intergeneration trauma & personal trauma, which got me very interested in reading this! Look for The Fever King on March 1.
What are you reading this week?