Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly post hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl Each week features a different theme or prompt for which you come up with a list of ten books or ideas. This week’s theme is bookish resolutions/goals. Although I don’t have a full list of ten this week, I still have quite a few book and blog-related goals for this year, so let’s not waste any time!
I’ve been planning to share this post for quite awhile, but have struggled to put my thoughts into words. As I’m sure many of you know, there are many people in the YA book community who push for greater diversity within publishing. What I’ve noticed is that there are certain advocacy methods that are often valued more than others and individuals who try to advocate in different ways are sometimes made to feel as though their efforts are not as helpful or worthwhile and that they, therefore, are “bad” activists. So I wanted to talk a bit about different advocacy methods and kind of reassure people that it’s okay if what you do to stand up for your beliefs are different from what others do.
Published: June 2nd, 2015 by Soho Teen | Series: N/A | Length: 300 pages | Genre: YA contemporary (with a speculative fiction element) | Source: Bought | Content Warning: self-harm, suicide, anti-queer hate and violence
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Summary from Goodreads:
In his twisty, gritty, profoundly moving New York Timesbestselling-debut—also called “mandatory reading” and selected as an Editors’ Choice by the New York Times—Adam Silvera brings to life a charged, dangerous near-future summer in the Bronx.
In the months after his father’s suicide, it’s been tough for sixteen-year-old Aaron Soto to find happiness again—but he’s still gunning for it. With the support of his girlfriend Genevieve and his overworked mom, he’s slowly remembering what that might feel like. But grief and the smile-shaped scar on his wrist prevent him from forgetting completely.
When Genevieve leaves for a couple of weeks, Aaron spends all his time hanging out with this new guy, Thomas. Aaron’s crew notices, and they’re not exactly thrilled. But Aaron can’t deny the happiness Thomas brings or how Thomas makes him feel safe from himself, despite the tensions their friendship is stirring with his girlfriend and friends. Since Aaron can’t stay away from Thomas or turn off his newfound feelings for him, he considers turning to the Leteo Institute’s revolutionary memory-alteration procedure to straighten himself out, even if it means forgetting who he truly is.
Why does happiness have to be so hard?
Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly post hosted by The Broke and The Bookish. Each week features a different theme or prompt for which you come up with a list of ten books or ideas. This week’s theme is top ten books we meant to read in 2017 but didn’t get to (but totally plan on reading in 2018). This list is SO EASY for me because there are soooo many books I intend to read right when they come out and then I just… never get to them. So this list will be a piece of cake.
Before I get into my list for this week, though, I just wanted to give a huge thank you to everyone at The Broke and the Bookish. This is the last week they will be hosting Top Ten Tuesday (going forward it will be hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl) and I wanted to just say thank you for all of the time, energy, and effort they’ve put into TTT. So thank you!
We’re almost a week into January already, so I figured it was about time to write up my December wrap-up. December was an okay month for me – nothing spectacular, but nothing horrendous either. See for yourself. 🙂
I was planning to have this post up last weekend, but I ended up being really sick with strep throat and had absolutely no desire to write up any posts. Now that I’m feeling better, here I am! Of course, at this point, one of these has already released, but we’re just going to ignore that, right? 😉
Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly post hosted by The Broke and The Bookish. Each week features a different theme or prompt for which you come up with a list of ten books or ideas. This week’s theme is top ten new-to-me authors that I read for the first time in 2017. I decided to only include authors who have published books prior to 2017, as I’m planning on doing a list of my favorite 2017 debuts sometime this month and didn’t want to have too much overlap between the two posts. I discovered a lot of great authors throughout the year, so this really wasn’t difficult. 🙂
Links will take you to the authors’ Goodreads pages.