The only thing I could think about when I wrote this: Bob the Builder- Have I read this? Bob the Builder- YES I have!
In other news, hello!
How is everyone doing? I’m NOT doing great, and my mental state is currently ~chaos~. After RBG passed away, I’ve just been worrying nonstop and hearing anything (I mean anything) about the presidential election makes my heart race and makes me hyper-worried. Seriously not fun.
Thankfully, I’ve been keeping myself super busy with school, a music performance coming up (if you’re an OG you remember the times when I was always giving concerts- sadly COVID and school paused that but I’ve started to take more virtual opportunities!), and activism- especially focusing on local elections I can help with.
I promise to put out at least one more post this month!! I’m not gone, I promise!
Renegades by Marissa Meyer
Nope, ❎ the only book I’ve read by Marissa Meyer is Cinder and I never ended up finishing the series. I think this is a superhero book? So it might be interesting to read!
Sadie by Courtney Summers
Nope again ❎ this is like the peak of middle school YA for me- I used to read ONLY books like this. It was a rough time and I thought I was Not Like Other Girls.
The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert
Nope ❎- I looked through this list and I have read a lot less than I thought tbh. I haven’t heard of this as much as some of the other books on here but at first glance the cover looks really nice!
The Ballad of Songbirds And Snakes by Suzanne Collins
Yes! ✅ I read this around two weeks after it was published (I borrowed it from my cousin) and rated it 3/5 stars. It was disappointing but I went in expecting to be disappointed, so I still enjoyed it.
Leah On The Offbeat by Becky Albertalli
Yup ✅ I liked this more than Simon if that’s possible lol. Looking back on it there were issues- Leah pressuring Abby to come out was the most evident and definitely NOT okay. But I still loved it at the time so I’m not changing my rating!
The Poet X By Elizabeth Acevedo
No, but I really want to! ❎ I seriously LOVED With The Fire On High and I’m very eager to read this one.
Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds
Nope ❎, and the cover doesn’t seem familiar although the author definitely is.
Eliza And Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia
No! ❎ I remember seeing this book in my school library even before blogging and I think Vaishnavi recommended it to me (or maybe the librarian did. idk.). I haven’t read it though lol.
Wayward Son by Rainbow Rowell
I have absolutely no intention of reading anything lse from Rainbow
racist Rowell ❎ I admit that I liked Fangirl but RR is just so problematic,,, and E&P is positively disgusting (I’ve seen excerpts of the racist parts).
To Kill A Kingdom by Alexandra Christo
Never heard of it! ❎ But the cover is very cool! It seems to be a siren novel- and the cover looks like House of Salt and Sorrows which has a similar plot. Interesting.
A Curse So Dark And Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer
Yup! ✅ I liked this book but I never got a chance to pick up the sequel, which is about Gray I think (was his name Mr. Gray or just Gray? idek).
We Are Okay by Nina LaCour
Nope ❎ but I’ve been interested in reading this for a while- it’s sapphic and sad though, so I need to be in the mood for a sad book if I’m going to read it.
Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson
I haven’t! ❎ I’ve heard of it but don’t really know what it’s about tbh. I think it’s a mystery and I haven’t read any mysteries lately so I might actually pick it up! It sounds pretty cool.
Serpent And Dove by Shelby Mahurin
No, although this was so popular around the blogosphere when it came out (I think in early 2020 or late 2019). ❎
When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon
Ugh, no, I haven’t! ❎ I actually own it though, and my mom read it, (and didn’t like it. but we have wildly different tastes so idk.) so I’ve been meaning to pick it up. It’s probably the most popular YA book by an Indian author yet I haven’t read it!
Two Can Keep A Secret by Karen M. McManus
I haven’t! ❎ I read One of Us is Lying and really liked it, but I haven’t read this one. I don’t think this is the sequel though- but I should probably read the sequel, it sounds exciting!
King of Scars by Leigh Bardugo
Nope ❎ While I loved the SoC duology, I haven’t read Shadow And Bone or this book and while I KNOW I should read it I just- asdfgjkl there’s too many books to read.
Sorcery Of Thorns by Margaret Robinson
I remember when I wanted to read this just because everyone else was talking about it 🙈 even though I didn’t know what it was about. I still haven’t read it ❎ and I still don’t know what it is about.
History Is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera
Nope. ❎ Obviously I know who Adam Silvera is but I’ve never heard of this book- it sounds sad AF.
Flame In The Mist by Renee Ahdieh
Last one!! And… no? ❎ And I feel like it’s familiar but I’m not sure… (OHH this is the author of The Wrath and The Dawn! That makes so much sense haha.)
And that’s a wrap!
We’re past 1000 words (is that a surprise to anybody?) and this post is going up four days after my initial estimate 🙈 Oh well, life surprises us all.
And I’ve read a grand total of 3 of these books which brings us to 12 out of 40, including my first post!
Less than I thought initially but it makes sense!
I created a super cute Notion layout and I was inspired by #notiontwt so would you all like to see it? This is like my version of a lazy bullet journal lol. I prefer digital to having to write down everything 😴
Have a wonderful day!