“Salvation is certainly among the reasons I read. Reading and writing have always pulled me out of the darkest experiences in my life. Stories have given me a place in which to lose myself. They have allowed me to remember. They have allowed me to forget. They have allowed me to imagine different endings and better possible worlds.” – Roxane Gay
Total Number of Books: 20
Total Number of Pages: 6,821
Favorite (New) Read of the Month: The Last True Poets of the Sea by Julia Drake AND What Unbreakable Looks Like by Kate McLaughlin
How to be Famous by Caitlin Moran – ♥♥♥♥.5
On the Fence by Kasie West – ♥♥♥♥
How to Love by Katie Cotugno (reread) – ♥♥♥♥
My Favorite Half-Night Stand by Christina Lauren – ♥♥♥♥.5
This Adventure Ends by Emma Mills – ♥♥♥♥♥
The Last True Poets of the Sea by Julia Drake – ♥♥♥♥♥
A Good Neighborhood by Therese Anne Fowler – ♥♥♥♥
How to Make a Wish by Ashley Herring Blake (reread) – ♥♥♥♥♥
At the beginning of the month I read Caitlin Moran’s, How to Build a Girl, because the movie of the same name was coming out early in the month. While I liked the movie, the book was a little disappointing, but I decided to read the sequel, How to be Famous, because I already owned it and I loved it! I think reading about a girl who had some sense of self discovering her place in the world and what she wants to do next in life was really inspiring. I discovered my new favorite Emma Mills book, This Adventure Ends. After seeing tons of hype for The Last True Poets of the Sea, I finally read it and it was so wonderful. I highly recommend.
The Anti-Virginity Pact by Katie Wismer – ♥♥♥
The Invincible Summer of Juniper Jones by Daven McQueen – ♥♥♥♥♥
What Unbreakable Looks Like by Kate McLaughlin – ♥♥♥♥♥
I Killed Zoe Spanos by Kit Frick – ♥♥♥♥.5
Making Turquoise by Claire McFall – ♥♥♥.5
Break the Fall by Jennifer Iacapelli – ♥♥♥♥
Firsts by Laurie Elizabeth Flynn – ♥♥♥♥
These are mostly all ARCs so reviews are coming throughout the month, but I do want to say: Break the Fall and by Jennifer Iacapelli was an incredibly well-researched story that made me feel like I was at the Olympics and Firsts by Laurie Elizabeth Flynn was a feminist, sex-positive read that is quite underrated.
Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo – ♥♥♥♥♥
By Your Side by Kasie West – ♥♥♥♥
Elizabeth Acevedo can do no wrong. Her writing is perfect.
I hope you all had a safe month and continue to stay sane!