In which I go over my top five and bottom five reads of this year. Weirdly, each group contains two romance novels, two nonfiction books, and one young adult novel. That was not planned, I swear.
That’s right, guys, it’s giveaway time! I have two BOXES of books here that I’m giving away, all for you. One has more teen/kids books and one has more adult trade books for your reading pleasure. Watch the video for what’s inside! You’re more than welcome to enter both! The rules for the giveaway are as follows:
RULES OF THE GIVEAWAY:
– US ONLY
– Open until August 8th
– Use the forms below to enter
YA ARC Box:
Adult ARC Box:
This book is an incredible intersectional story about a Jewish African American girl who may or may not be bisexual with a white step-brother recently diagnosed with bipolar disorder. It also has some issues with bi and pan representation. Watch to see!
I just finished listening to The Doubt Factory by Paulo Bacigalupi and BOY do I have thoughts. I was love-love-loving the audiobook … until I tried to finish it reading the book itself and oh boy. Then I started realizing some serious flaws. How did I miss them? Let’s discuss.
I’m usually not a fan of novels in verse, but the reading experience of all three of these is really interesting. Two have to deal with racial identities in America and one is about disability in India–and none have the same story line. They range the gambit from middle grade to young adult. Two, however, were more successful than one … but you’ll have to see which is which.
Michaela and I needed a book from a celebrity book club for a PopSugar Challenge, and we chose this one because it sounded SUPER COOL. It was not, in fact, what we expected. In fact, the impact of this one was seriously lackluster. Here’s why!
Episode 3 of our 6th season and last of our #ownvoices cycle is this strange coming of age lesbian novel with hardcore things to say about poverty and family as well. We did not expect the twists. It was good! We think…
I have never had so many issues with a book and yet been so emotionally invested. For fans of Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell, this one might be even better!
Wherein, we discuss some audio books that made the experience of reading better than reading a physical book would have been. We’ve both been seriously into audiobooks lately and wanted to share the love!
The Nowhere Girls is an incredible story of many voices fighting back against a covered up sexual assault. An essential read for the #metoo movement.