It’s Monday! What are you reading? August 5, 2019

“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!

Yikes, it’s been a while! Summer at the library has kept me super busy and I had to take a much needed break from blogging. But I’ve missed sharing my reading life, and I’m excited to tell you all about the books I’ve been loving!







35053372The Lost Coast by Amy Rose Capetta

I’ve been excited for this book for months and was ecstatic to see that my audiobook hold was finally ready for me! It’s queer, magical, and set in the California redwoods (which is basically the most magical setting you could possibly think of!).

This story about six queer teen witches is so lyrical, magical, and beautiful. The Lost Coast is my first read from Amy Rose Capetta and I’m totally in awe of her writing! This book is diverse, with queer rep of many different identities, black rep, fat rep, Filipino rep, chronic pain rep, and more.

Can I just read all the queer witch books forever, please?


36472241._SY475_Ziggy, Stardust and Me by James Brandon

A historical YA book about a queer teen in the 1970s seeking comfort and solace in David Bowie and learning to love. This book sounds so heartbreaking as it deals with homophobia, conversion therapy, racism, and more. BUT I’m so glad we’re seeing a wave of historical YA books about queer folks, like Pulp by Robin Talley and Like A Love Story by Abdi Nazemian!

I’ve just started this one and am curious to see where it goes. I’m pretty sure I’ll be crying over this one.

Thank you G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers for the free review copy! Ziggy, Stardust and Me is out on August 6.


What are you reading this week?

2 thoughts on “It’s Monday! What are you reading? August 5, 2019

  1. Oooh, Ziggy, Stardust and Me is new-to-me. Adding this one to my TBR list right now. Also, I’m embarrassed to admit I’ve never read a Sarah Dessen book (but I’ve wanted to for a while). Just not sure where to start — quite a large selection! Thanks for sharing these titles, Ari, and I hope you have a wonderful reading week!


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