Y’all, 2018 has been a hell of a ride. But at least I read 67 books this year. That’s ten more than last year, which is pretty good, considering I haven’t even had time to breathe for the last twelve months. My goal was to average a book a week, so mission accomplished. And out of those 67, five were from my 2018 Reading Resolutions list! I enjoyed every one of them, and I am so excited for the 2019 batch. Without further ado, may I present:
1. Holes by Louis Sachar
I’ve never read Holes. It’s come to my attention that I should read Holes.
2. Kings, Queens, and In-Betweens by Tanya Boteju
This book looks like so much fun. I haven’t read many YA books which include drag–maybe two come to mind, and neither of them include the main character performing. Bonus points: I believe the MC is a drag king, which is wonderful, as people tend to overlook those. I’m super excited to get my hands on this book when it comes out.
3. American Street by Ibi Zoboi
Every time I see this cover I think of Akata Witch, one of my favorite books ever. Doesn’t it follow, then, that this book will be incredible? Oh, that’s not how things work, you say? Well, the magical realist tale of a Haitian immigrant to Detroit sounds pretty excellent on its own. I’m excited to finally read this one!
This is a middle grade book that looks absolutely wonderful. Set in the Philippines, twelve-year-old Nora embarks on a quest to find her missing mother. It looks absolutely beautiful.
5. Once and Future by Amy Rose Capetta
Another 2019 release, and the one I’m most excited about. Queer King Arthur in space???? What more could you want???? Literally nothing!!!!
Here’s to 2019! Let’s fill it with love, action, hope, and books!