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Last Week in Books:
Picture books this week were great. I read I Talk Like a River via audio. From the cover image it looks like the illustrations are wonderful. I appreciated the audio because it is narrated by the author and the book is about the way his stutter is part of him.
Perdu is about a lonely and lost dog that is wandering and looking for a place to belong.
Pokko and the Drum is really unique and is very celebratory and fun as the main character goes on a drumming adventure.
Tiara's Hat Parade is a lovely book about a mother and daughter and the hat shop they adore. They have to close the shop due to finances. It strikes me that this is a timely book.
I read three middle grade novels. The Sea in Winter was beautiful. A young dancer has an injury that has changed her life drastically. Her parents are Native and through the story, she learns more of the history of where she lives. The book is focused in closely on how she is dealing with loss and how her ancestors did too.
Ciel is about an nonbinary trans person beginning freshman year of high school. It's a story of self-identity, friendship, changing relationships and daily life as a young person.
The Girl Who Stole an Elephant is one of just a few books I've read that is set in Sri Lanka. It's a fun adventure type book. I will likely do a longer review later on Goodreads. It's a bit of a Robin Hood type of story so the ethics are something to think about.
This Train is Being Held is a contemporary YA romance that was on the serious side. I think they were going for a Romeo & Juliet type of story.
The Perfect Escape was also a contemporary YA romance, but had a lot more humor and light-heartedness--also zombies.
Healing Rage is an interesting look at rage and offers many practical options for healing. I read all the way through first and now and going back through and doing the journal activities.
I also read two adult romances. Boyfriend Material was a page turner. It was also hilarious and was simply a lot of fun. I stayed up way to late reading.
The Princess Theory was another rom-com and it was cute.
The Coming Week:
I started reading Women, Race & Class, which is on my MustReadin2020 list, and a friend gave me Star Wars: The Jedi Mind so I'll work on those. I will likely do some re-reading this week. I wish you great reading ahead.
Reading Challenge Updates:
Goodreads Challenge 2019 - 573/500