It’s another lovely Tuesday!
This Tuesday is lovely because it’s my first Tuesday as a free woman!
AP HELL (high school) IS OUT FOR THE SUMMER!
-No more dealing with racist comments
-No more dealing with bus drivers trying to rush past my stop so I have to wait another hour to get home
-No more hearing homophobic comments
-No more disrespectful teachers
-No huge pile of work in which half of it won’t even count for life or college.
-Time to read at my actual reading speed.
*takes a sip of lemonade*
I am in heaven, folks.
1. Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy (ARC)
I yearned for this ARC like I yearned for breath in a hot classroom. So when HC (Harper Collins) sent me it—a lá Margot Wood; I was like a six year old in a candy shop.
I’ve been looking at it longingly on my dresser. School is finally over; now just a few more tests and I can finally sit down to read this.
2. Fans of The Impossible Life by Kate Scelsa (ARC)
I like books with road trips. I like books with characters dealing with mental illness. I like books with LGBT+ individuals. I am an art nerd. I like books with art nerds.
ALL IN ONE BOOK??? AND THAT COVER? AND THE PREMISE? I HAD TO HAVE IT.
3. This Monstrous Thing by Mackenzie Lee (ARC)
This one I had heard about briefly; but wasn’t too interested until looking it over when I received it.
Frankenstein retelling? Never read any of that.
Sibling relationship? Those are mighty rare.
Mystery? Oooh. I’m listening.
And I am not a fan of historical fiction; but then again I’ve never tried it. Maybe Mackenzie’s debut will change my mind.
4. Inked by Eric Smith
I received this from the author May 16; but with finals and preparing for state exams—I haven’t gotten to it. I’m intrigued by the magical aspect.
5. The Heir by Kiera Cass
I bought this at the launch (Silvera’s)
I’ve been wanting to read it a while; and also I did like the Selection series for some reason.
6. More Than This by Patrick Ness
I need more weird books in my life. I’ve been trying to read this for about a year.
7. Crimson Bound by Rosamund Hodge
I loved Cruel Beauty! I finished most of it in a 50 minute plane ride to VA Beach last summer;.and I’m excited to see what’s next.
8. Challenger Deep by Neil Schusterman
I like books with mental illness but the illustrations and trailer drew me to this novel.
9. Great by Sara Benincasa
I’ve been trying to read this for a year, as well. It seems very We Were Liars and I loved We Were Liars last summer.
10. The Retribution of Mara Dyer
I’ve had this since November and I have loved this series since it began. I love unreliable narrators!
ALL THE ARCS + PAPERBACKS IN MY INCOMING BOX NEXT WEEK. Thank you, Dee!
I’m also due to receive Hollywood Witch Hunter (ARC) for review; but if I don’t get it before I leave for vacation I probably won’t get to it.
Go follow Deanna Schwartz (@deeschwazy) on Twitter! She’s the sweetest!
About The Blogger
Wesaun is a teen book lion. She’s also an art enthusiast: poetry, theater, and fan art, as well as paintings/drawings. She loves to be overenthusiastic over books and authors.
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