If you go to my Storygraph account, you can see what I have read recently & click on the books to learn more.
Last Week On the Blog:
Review: Yolk by Mary H.K. Choi (Rich in Color)
Blogger Spotlight - Charvi from Not Just Fiction (Rich in Color)
Last Week in Books:
Fauja Singh Keeps Going is about the oldest person to complete a marathon. Mexique: A Refugee Story from the Spanish Civil War was interesting as I didn't realize children had been sent away during that war. The Blunders: A Counting Catastrophe is a humorous counting story by Christina Soontornvadt. She's been writing up a storm. She also published Simon at the Art Museum. Just Like a Mama is a sweet story about found or chosen family.
Ty's Travels: All Aboard, Fox Versus Winter, Princess Truly: I Can Build It!, Who Needs a Checkup? and The Great Bed Battle are all really fun early reader books.
JoJo Makoons is a humorous early chapter book by an Ojibwe author. I read the ARC and will write up a review soon. Jo: An Adaptation of Little Women (sort of) is a great middle grade graphic novel. Ikenga is an upper middle grade fantasy that is absolutely fantastic and is set in small town Nigeria. I read it with my ears and loved it.
As Far As You'll Take Me is a contemporary realistic story about a gay young man who has left his family. They had not been supportive when he told them he was gay. He travels to England to stay with his cousin for the summer. It deals with mental health, friendship, romantic relationships, and music. I listened to it and the voice actor was very good.
When I have a stressful time happening, romantic comedies are what I gravitate to for escapism. The first four books here, Simmer Down, Island Affair, The Boy Toy, Pretending and Make Up Break Up are all adult rom-coms. The one that I had really looked forward to was Make Up Break Up by Lily Menon. That is the first adult romance that Sandhya Menon has published. I had a stressful week so actually read four of these between Friday and Saturday. Weird But Normal is a collection of amusing essays by a Filipino American woman who was raised here in WI. I could really relate to many aspects of the book, but especially the things related to living in the Midwest.