Hoarders : Last Week's Haul
Tecumseh & Brock by James Laxer | The Glass Hotel by Emily St. John Mandel | One Life by Megan Rapinoe
Good Morning, Readers.
I hope you're all having a great start to your week so far. Canada is in deep freeze this week, so hunkering down, bundling up and cozying up to my books and decaf coffee when I can. Last week was a week of rest for me. It was my birthday on Thursday so I vegged, went to the bookstore, and laze around the house. As a result, I managed to read a few books.
R E A D T H I S W E E K
- Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo. My review is coming up this week. Another novel-in-verse, this time centering around a couple of sisters who didn't know each other's existence until their father died in a plane crash. Loved this one as well.
- Punching The Air by Ibi Zoboi & Yusef Salaam.This was a novel-in-verse depicting a story about a teen who was wrongfully accused of assaulting another teen that landed him in a coma.
- One Life by Megan Rapinoe. A memoir about soccer superstar whose activism about racial injustice and equal pay for women in sports were met with equal admiration and scorn. Loved this one!
- Dear Edward by Ann Napolitano. A book about a plane crash that killed every single passengers except for a 12-year old boy. This was such a heartbreaking, hopeful read. Absolutely loved this one.
- Felix Ever After by Kacen Callender. A transgender boy questioning his very existence. So many thoughts about this one. Really opened my eyes about the many ways gender can be misconstrued and why it's important not to put people in their respective boxes.
- The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by Victoria Schwab. A deal with the devil that left a woman living an immortal life. But she leaves no footprint in the world as people forgets her existence as soon as they turn they back on her. Love, love, love this.
- Tecumseh & Brock by James Laxter. This is part of my on-going education about Canadian history. The War of 1912 bred an unlikely alliance between a Shawnee Chieftain and a defender of the British Empire.
- One Life by Megan Rapinoe. Read this one already, so I will have a review up sometime this week.
- The Glass Hotel by Emily St. John Mandel. This is a part of my Barack Obama 2020 Reading List Challenge. I will be reading this one sometime this week.