“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
- Small Town Hearts by Lillie Vale
- The Cruel Prince by Holly Black, audiobook narrated by Caitlin Kelly
- Cold Day in the Sun by Sara Biren
I didn’t get through as many books as I was hoping last week, but I really enjoyed all three of the books I finished! Cold Day in the Sun was amazing and is definitely one of my new favorite YA romances!
WHAT I’M READING THIS WEEK:
We Set the Dark on Fire by Tehlor Kay Mejia
I loved Tehlor’s story in Toil & Trouble: 15 Tales of Women and Witchcraft and have been eager to read more from her ever since! Since I’m mostly a contemporary reader and tend to have a hard time getting into fantasy reads, I’m listening to the audiobook version of this one.
I’m about a third of the way through this book and loving it! I adore Dani and Carmen and cannot wait to see how the story progresses. I’m planning on doing a lot of listening this week because I’m soooo looking forward to this one! I already have a feeling that I’m going to love it and that Tehlor will be a favorite author of mine.
Shout by Laurie Halse Anderson
Laurie Halse Anderson was one of the very first YA authors I was aware of, and instantly became one of my favorite authors after I read Prom in fifth grade. As I moved to middle school, I discovered Speak, which forever sealed her spot as one of my all-time favorite authors. I was so honored to meet Laurie a couple years ago, and my signed copy of Speak is one of my most cherished books.
I’m so grateful that she’s gifted readers with Shout, and after starting it today, I’m already hooked! I also currently have the audiobook checked out (narrated by Laurie herself!) and will likely switch back and forth between them.
What are you reading this week?