Features, Wrap Ups & Hauls

Bookish Weekly Wrap-Up: 6/1 – 6/14/20

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Happy Sunday bookworms!

It’s been a crazy few weeks, am I right?  I feel like 2020 has been a roller coaster of emotions, and I would like to go back to some semblance of normalcy.  I sincerely hope we’ve seen all that 2020 has to throw at us…

*Bookish Weekly Wrap-Up is a weekly post where I feature what books I’ve been reading, which books are on my upcoming TBR, what posts were published on the blog for the past week, any bookish news I came across, and noteworthy posts from around the bookish community.

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Bookish Happenings (1)

My family and I got away for a long weekend to Lake Erie.  I’ve got to say, it was so nice to have a change of scenery.

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Despite it being a bit chilly, it was a gorgeous weekend!

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What I'm Reading (1)

Recently Finished Reading:

» The Time of Green Magic by Hilary McKay

TheTimeofGreenMagic

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*2.5 Stars*

While I was expecting a middle grade fantasy, this was more contemporary with some magic realism elements.  Unfortunately, this one came up a bit short for me.

» Rick by Alex Gino

Rick

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Another wonderful MG book from Alex Gino.  They (preferred pronoun) write such relevant and informational books with LGBTQIA+ elements.  Rick includes a main character that is questioning their sexuality and exploring the idea they might be aromantic.

» Drama by Raina Telgemeier

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*3.5 Stars*

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I loved how this book centered around kids in their school’s theater production.  I also appreciated the inclusion of gay characters in a MG graphic novel.  I think coming off a Svetlana Chmakova graphic novel made this one dull in comparison…

» Bloom by Kevin Panetta

Bloom

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*4.5 Stars*

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This was a wonderful YA graphic novel about a M/M romance.  I loved the blue color pallet carried out through the entirety of the book.

» The Bromance Book Club (Bromance Book Club #1) by Lyssa Kay Adams

TheBromanceBookClub

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I was surprised with how much I enjoyed this adult romance.  I was delighted with all the feminist tones, and enjoyed the humor.

» Internment by Samira Ahmed

Internment

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*4.5 Stars*

Need a very relevant YA dystopian book in your life?  The scary & unsettling thing about this book was that I could actually seeing this come to pass here in the U.S. under our current political leadership.

» New Kid (New Kid #1) by Jerry Craft

NewKid

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An excellent MG graphic novel about a black boy attending a predominately white private school for the first time.

» White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo

WhiteFragility

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ALL white people need to read this book.  DiAngelo really puts things into perspective.  I learned so much.


Currently Reading:

» Summer of Salt by Katrina Leno

SummerOfSalt

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Status: 40%

» All Boys Aren’t Blue by George M. Johnson

AllBoysArentBlue

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Status: 30%

» The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill

TheGirlWhoDrankTheMoon

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*Reread*

Status: 30%

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OntheBlog

Tuesday 6/9

MiniBookReviewsJuly2020-2

Mini Book Reviews: June 2020 – Part 2

Thursday 6/11

MiniBookReviewsJune2020-3

Mini Book Reviews: June 2020 – Part 3

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» #Publishingpaidme: authors share advances to expose racial disparities

» Changes Loom as Public Libraries Begin to Reopen

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Let'sChat

Have you read any of the books included in this post?  If so, what did you think?

What are you currently reading?

What will you read next?

Have a wonderful week & happy reading:)

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