It’s been a hot minute since we’ve told you What We’re Reading, so let’s get this show on the road, shall we?
The Right Swipe by Alisha Rai
I’m only 40 pages in and I love this book. Reading about Rhiannon’s indignant rage at being ghosted by a man is equal parts cathartic and also rage-inducing. To quote Pat Benatar, “Love is a battlefield,” and Rhiannon is out to win, no matter how handsome and charming and hunky a guy might be.
The Right Swipe comes out August 16th; pre-order now and get 15% off!
Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up With Me by Mariko Tamaki and Rosemary Valero-O’Connell
High school is rough. High school with a toxic girlfriend who keeps breaking up with you is even rougher. Frederica “Freddy” Riley puts up with a lot, but when she realizes that maybe the girl of her dreams…isn’t, she has to make some very hard decisions. This gorgeously illustrated graphic novel makes the most of its limited color palette to tell a story about the different kinds of relationships we have in our lives and what we might have to give up to get what we need.
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
I’ve been meaning to read this for the longest time and I’m so glad my book club finally picked it! Angie Thomas’s debut book brings a genuine voice to issues a black teenager can face in the U.S. but allows every reader a way to connect with her story. I’m loving this book and have enjoyed talking to customers who’ve read it because it seems like every person has a unique perspective.
The Only Harmless Great Thing by Brooke Bolander
What if the Radium Girls were replaced by elephants? What if those elephants could communicate? What if they kept their stories and histories alive for generations? What if some time in the future they became guardians of our nuclear waste, and roamed the world in hues of glowing green? Brooke Bolander, recent winner of the Nebula award, asks these and a great many other questions in this short book that spans millennia.
The Collected Schizophrenias by Esmé Weijun Wang
Super recommended for anyone who’s interested in finding out how our mental healthcare system fails everyone, or anyone who wants to know more about the whole spectrum of schizophrenia-related mental disorders. I never read non-fiction, so I’m shocked I finished it, but it was so interesting!
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