June 1st marked the beginning of hurricane season, which extends through December 1st. If you live in the interior of the United States, it may not mean much to you, but to us, who call Florida home, the beginning of hurricane seasons marks a season of being vigilant, preparing and possibly having your beach vacations sidetracked by a hurricane. We spend half the year worrying if a storm will approach and what we need to do to stay safe. To get you up to date, the fourth named storm of the year, (Ms.) Dora, is currently moving away from the Mexican coastmoving away from the Mexican coast. This got me thinking that there are a couple of 2017 releases with hurricane themes that we should all pack in our bookish Hurricane Preparedness packs. At the end of this post, I give you additional resources to bookmark in case a Hurricane Watch pops up in the near future.
Welcome to our our very semi-irregular installment of Music Monday, where I attempt to pair two of my favorite things: Music and Reading YA. Over the past couple of years, I have collected a number of YA playlists from authors, so I thought it was time, again, to share more YA author soundtracks with our readers. Today, inspired by The Speaker by Traci Chee which releases on September 12, 2017, I am featuring Traci Chee’s The Reader soundtrack. Let’s learn a little more about The Speaker and listen the first books’ inspirational soundtrack after the jump.
The American Library Association Annual Conference is June 22-27. Everyone in the bookish world is heading off to Chicago to immerse themselves in books, author talks, books, presentations, books, panel discussion…..did I mention books? Everyone but us that is. We can’t make it this year, but that didn’t stop us from creating our dream schedule. If you’re going, we’ve got a list of the events you won’t want to miss. If you’re not going, we’ve got a list to make you green with envy.
Up, up and away! We take to the skies with Flight Risk by Jennifer Fenn.
It’s been almost three weeks since I finished this book and I’m still not over it. The micro-aggression. The outright aggression. The abuse. The feeling of helplessness. The isolation. The small ways abusive and possessive relationships grow into something so big and all-encompassing that the world seems to come crashing down on you. Heather Demetrios has created a masterful study of teen abusive relationships that we’ll talking about for a long, long time.
There were more cover reveals than there were days in the month of May, so you want to prepare yourself for this post. Find some shade, a hammock, slather on some sunscreen, bust out a margarita, open up several Goodreads tabs, and get ready to kick off the summer with amazing cover reveals.
For those new to our cover reveals feature, here’s a short tutorial on what to expect:
- The name of the book and author or authors–The name will be hyperlinked to the cover reveal announcement, many of which have excerpts and giveaways.
- The expected publication date–this is subject to change, but will give you an idea on the expected wait.
- Goodreads link–to add to your TBR.
- Cover picture!
So without further ado, here are last month’s glorious cover reveals!