Hoarders [3]: 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. 
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Solo by Kwame Alexander with Mary Rand Hess | You Should See Me in A Crown by Leah Johnson

I'm more than halfway with Solo and I'm loving it. It's another novel-in-verse about a teen whose family is a dumpster fire of dysfunctional and how he copes when he finds out he was adopted. Going to start You Should See Me In A Crown probably this afternoon. 

Well, that's my update this week. Sorry if I dragged on. I hope you're all enjoying your books and keeping warm if you're in a deep freeze like us, staying cool if you're in parts of the world where it's the middle of Summer. Lucky you! 

Have a great week, and happy reading! 


  1. Our weather is below 0 this week and I'm already dying. I don't know how you guys in Canada do it!

    You've read quite a few books that I'm interested in reading myself when I'm in the mood for YA. I especially look forward to your thoughts on Addie LaRue and Felix Ever After.

    I adore You Should See Me In A Crown! I hope you love it as much as I did. Have a good week, Joy!

  2. Some intriguing things for you. Have a good week and happy reading!

  3. We are having extremely cold weather in our area as well. You have had an amazing reading week. I hope that you are enjoying this week's books.

  4. Dear Edward is one I hadn't even heard of before but wow, that sounds like a brutal and heart breaking experience to go through. And absolutely petrifying. Looking into that one now. I am going to be reading your review of clap when you land next! And I'm starting you should see me in a crown this week for sure. I have addie larue and still need to read it.

  5. I've only every read fantastic things about The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue so I'm really glad you loved it!

  6. The Glass Hotel is one I've been wanting to try. I've enjoyed this author in the past. Curious about the others as well and need to check them out.


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