Last year, my goal was to continue my yearly streak since 2014 of at least a hundred books. In the end, I exceeded it a fair bit with 129 books — 127, if I exclude the re-reads of two books that I read twice within the year.
Last month, we moved back home, as the major works of our renovations were done. This also meant that I had to avail myself on those days that workers came in to continue, so I didn’t have much spare time left to read. In the end, I read 6 books. Three were hardcovers, two were audiobooks, and one was a paperback.
This week is a surprisingly quiet publishing week for Young Adult books. Of the books out hit week, I’ve read Love, Hate & Other Things by Samira Ahmed. If you’re up for fluffy romance, definitely pick this one up! At the same time, it deals with Islamophobia, terrorism and white supremacy, which makes it extremely relevant today.
Some new releases, and a lot of re-releases hit the shelves this week. I’ve yet to read Scythe but the hype around Thunderhead by Neal Shusterman makes me wanna get started on this series soon! A Quiet Kind of Thunder by Sara Barnard is arriving in the US this week. I recommended picking it up. Other than that, I lament that I hated The Graces because the cover of The Curses looks stunning! If you enjoyed the first book, those US editions will look great together.