What’s happened recently, you ask?
1) I shared my reading wishlist for YA books. Link is at the end of this post. Anyway, based on that wishlist, I established that my perfect book would be:
A quirky retelling of multiple fairytales, where the main character is a mermaid with Asian heritage, who switches her tail for legs and discovers a land full of fairytale characters and stories. She would have a large family who cares about her, and who she cares about. There would be no love interest. Her hobbies would be knitting and collecting odd socks/shoes (because she has legs! Socks and shoes would be so interesting to her!). It would be funny, because I wanted a laugh-out-loud speculative fiction book. It would have a variety of weird settings, like an abandoned theme park, a painting, a snow globe, a jungle, underwater and in the clouds. Also, the book would have beautiful illustrations.
Would you read my perfect book? 🙂
2) I attended a drama excursion, where my drama teacher actually performed in a play! It was so good. She played three or four different roles, and each had a different kind of American accent. Now THAT is talent!
3) I made a group on Goodreads called YA bloggers celebrating diverse books. You should totally join! In a couple of weeks, I’m devoting seven days to talking about diverse books. So look out for that!
4) I filmed my entry for the book bloggers tag (I was tagged by Jaz from Fiction in Fiction in Fiction, and Jeann from Happy Indulgence). I have to edit it and stuff, but hopefully that will be up soon!
And now it’s onto Stacking the Shelves (AKA my favourite book meme ever)
Stacking the Shelves is a book meme hosted by Tynga’s Reviews. It’s all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual.
Rebel by Amy Tintera – I actually lent my copy of the first book, Reboot. I haven’t read it yet, so I’ll have to track it down! This looks really great.
Every Word by Ellie Marney – I’ve actually already finished this one, and it is ah-may-zing. I’m part of the blog tour so you’ll hear about it shortly!
Thanks to Allen and Unwin for both of these ❤
Stolen by Lucy Christopher – this looks really interesting
Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas – judging by the explosion on Twitter when I asked if I should read this next (YES YES YES was unanimous) I am extremely excited for this book.
Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson – Peter Pan retelling!! Yes please! Someone else I know just wrote one of these… 😉 Plus, it’s a beautiful cover.
Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson – I’ve heard a lot about this
Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson – and this one too!
The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater – I’ve never anything of hers. I figure it’s time to start!
This Star Won’t Go Out by Esther Earl – I’ve already read this, and reviewed it. You should read it right now.
Usually I do a Stacking the Shelves once every two weeks, but I’ve got so many awesome books lately! I’m expecting some books for review this week as well, so who knows? I might make this a weekly thing. Or maybe just a whenever-I-get-new-books thing.
BOOKS READ SINCE LAST WEEK
(and, just saying, you guys HAVE to read Every Word when it comes out. It’s like YA Sherlock. As in the TV show. But swoonier).
I might actually have finished this by the time this post goes up. Anyway, it’s pretty good so far. A bit slow, but good.
VERY excited for this. I hope it doesn’t disappoint!
GIF OF THE WEEK
LOOK HOW CUTE IT IS!!!!
POSTS THIS WEEK
And that’s all for this week! What’s happening with you?