Hello and welcome to another Six for Sunday post! How are you all? I hope you’ve had a good week! The meme #SixforSunday was created by A Little but a Lot. You can find weekly prompts here. This week’s prompt is 2019 books that I’m excited for. I just want to say, that all of these covers are absolutely gorgeous! 😍😍 Alos, honestly, there are so many good books coming out this year but since this is Six for Sunday, here’s my six choices.
This book is feminist and set in the 90’s in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. I mean, that’s really all I needed to know before I added this to my TBR!
In 1992 Baton Rouge, a single rumor has the power to change a girl’s life forever.When it comes to being social, Athena Graves is far more comfortable creating a mixtape playlist than she is talking to cute boys–or anyone, for that matter. Plus her staunchly feminist views and love of punk rock aren’t exactly mainstream at St. Ann’s, her conservative Catholic high school.Then a malicious rumor starts spreading through the halls…a rumor that her popular, pretty, pro-life sister had an abortion over the summer. A rumor that has the power to not only hurt Helen, but possibly see her expelled.Despite their wildly contrasting views, Athena, Helen and their friends must find a way to convince the student body and the administration that it doesn’t matter what Helen did or didn’t do…even if their riot grrrl protests result in the expulsion of their entire rebel girl gang.
This sounds so cute and real wholesome but also hard hitting and I am here for it!
Anna Chiu has her hands pretty full looking after her brother and sister and helping out at her dad’s restaurant, all while her mum stays in bed. Dad’s new delivery boy, Rory, is a welcome distraction and even though she knows that things aren’t right at home, she’s starting to feel like she could just be a normal teen.
But when Mum finally gets out of bed, things go from bad to worse. And as Mum’s condition worsens, Anna and her family question everything they understand about themselves and each other.
A nourishing tale about the crevices of culture, mental wellness and family, and the surprising power of a good dumpling.
This book has one of my favorite tropes, fake dating! This sounds so good, ya’ll! Also, if I’m not mistaken the author of this book, is Nicola Yoon’s husband so that’s pretty cool.
High school senior Frank Li is a Limbo–his term for Korean-American kids who find themselves caught between their parents’ traditional expectations and their own Southern California upbringing. His parents have one rule when it comes to romance–“Date Korean”–which proves complicated when Frank falls for Brit Means, who is smart, beautiful–and white. Fellow Limbo Joy Song is in a similar predicament, and so they make a pact: they’ll pretend to date each other in order to gain their freedom. Frank thinks it’s the perfect plan, but in the end, Frank and Joy’s fake-dating maneuver leaves him wondering if he ever really understood love–or himself–at all.
Perfect for fans of Nina LaCour and Nicola Yoon comes a novel about first love and family secrets from Stonewall Book Award winner Brandy Colbert.
Dove “Birdie” Randolph works hard to be the perfect daughter and follow the path her parents have laid out for her: She quit playing her beloved soccer, she keeps her nose buried in textbooks, and she’s on track to finish high school at the top of her class. But then Birdie falls hard for Booker, a sweet boy with a troubled past…whom she knows her parents will never approve of.
When her estranged aunt Carlene returns to Chicago and moves into the family’s apartment above their hair salon, Birdie notices the tension building at home. Carlene is sweet, friendly, and open-minded–she’s also spent decades in and out of treatment facilities for addiction. As Birdie becomes closer to both Booker and Carlene, she yearns to spread her wings. But when long-buried secrets rise to the surface, everything she’s known to be true is turned upside down.
This sounds so weird and awesome! Also, it’s a sapphic horror novel! 😱😍
It’s been eighteen months since the Raxter School for Girls was put under quarantine. Since the Tox hit and pulled Hetty’s life out from under her.
It started slow. First the teachers died one by one. Then it began to infect the students, turning their bodies strange and foreign. Now, cut off from the rest of the world and left to fend for themselves on their island home, the girls don’t dare wander outside the school’s fence, where the Tox has made the woods wild and dangerous. They wait for the cure they were promised as the Tox seeps into everything.
But when Byatt goes missing, Hetty will do anything to find her, even if it means breaking quarantine and braving the horrors that lie beyond the fence. And when she does, Hetty learns that there’s more to their story, to their life at Raxter, than she could have ever thought true.
This story takes place in Kentucky which, if you didn’t know, is basically my backyard and I don’t see too many books that take place in KY. This book has a disabled, pansexual main character and a lesbian main character and they become best friends!! 😍😍
Critically-acclaimed author Leah Thomas blends a small-town setting with the secrets of a long-ago crime, in a compelling novel about breaking free from the past.
In Samsboro, Kentucky, Kalyn Spence’s name is inseparable from the brutal murder her father committed when he was a teenager. Forced to return to town, Kalyn must attend school under a pseudonym . . . or face the lingering anger of Samsboro’s citizens, who refuse to forget the crime.
Gus Peake has never had the luxury of redefining himself. A Samsboro native, he’s either known as the “disabled kid” because of his cerebral palsy, or as the kid whose dad was murdered. Gus just wants to be known as himself.
When Gus meets Kalyn, her frankness is refreshing, and they form a deep friendship. Until their families’ pasts emerge. And when the accepted version of the truth is questioned, Kalyn and Gus are caught in the center of a national uproar. Can they break free from a legacy of inherited lies and chart their own paths forward?
Hi friends! Happy Sunday and I hope you all are having a good weekend!
Let’s get into this Six for Sunday post, shall we?
The meme #SixforSunday was created by A Little but a Lot. You can find weekly prompts here. This week’s prompt is 2019 books that I want to read. Honestly, there are so many good books coming out this year but since this is Six for Sunday, here’s my six choices.
Ok. This is the plus size representation that everyone needs in their lives! And that’s all I’ve got to say about this one.
‘It’s not my body that’s holding me back. I think it’s more of a problem that people tell me my body should hold me back.’
Meet Emily Daly, a stylish, cute, intelligent and hilarious seventeen-year-old about to start her last year at school. Emily is also fat. She likes herself and her body. When she meets Joe at a house party, he instantly becomes The Crush of Her Life. Everything changes. At first he seems perfect. But as they spend more time together, doubts start to creep in.
With her mum trying new fad diets every week, and increasing pressure to change, Emily faces a constant battle to stay strong, be her true self and not change for anyone.
A warm, funny inspiring debut YA novel from Bethany Rutter: influencer, editor and a fierce UK voice in the debate around body positivity.
This one just sounds so sweet and fun. Also, it’s set in Japan. That cover, as well. I mean, 😍😍
Perfect for fans of Jenny Han and Kasie West, I Love You So Mochi is a delightfully sweet and irrepressibly funny novel from accomplished author Sarah Kuhn. “As sweet and satisfying as actual mochi… a tender love story wrapped up in food, fashion, and family. I gobbled it up.” — Maurene Goo, author of The Way You Make Me Feel
Kimi Nakamura loves a good fashion statement.
She’s obsessed with transforming everyday ephemera into Kimi Originals: bold outfits that make her and her friends feel like the Ultimate versions of themselves. But her mother disapproves, and when they get into an explosive fight, Kimi’s entire future seems on the verge of falling apart. So when a surprise letter comes in the mail from Kimi’s estranged grandparents, inviting her to Kyoto for spring break, she seizes the opportunity to get away from the disaster of her life.
When she arrives in Japan, she’s met with a culture both familiar and completely foreign to her. She loses herself in the city’s outdoor markets, art installations, and cherry blossom festival — and meets Akira, a cute aspiring med student who moonlights as a costumed mochi mascot. And what begins as a trip to escape her problems quickly becomes a way for Kimi to learn more about the mother she left behind, and to figure out where her own heart lies.
In I Love You So Mochi, author Sarah Kuhn has penned a delightfully sweet and irrepressibly funny novel that will make you squee at the cute, cringe at the awkward, and show that sometimes you have to lose yourself in something you love to find your Ultimate self.
I’ve heard so many good reviews for this and it sounds like a really good story. Also, the cover and even the end pages of this book are stunning!
With her daughter to care for and her abuela to help support, high school senior Emoni Santiago has to make the tough decisions, and do what must be done. The one place she can let her responsibilities go is in the kitchen, where she adds a little something magical to everything she cooks, turning her food into straight-up goodness. Still, she knows she doesn’t have enough time for her school’s new culinary arts class, doesn’t have the money for the class’s trip to Spain — and shouldn’t still be dreaming of someday working in a real kitchen. But even with all the rules she has for her life — and all the rules everyone expects her to play by — once Emoni starts cooking, her only real choice is to let her talent break free.
This is an extremely important book! I hear that is it soft and sweet and I am just living for those types of stories at the moment. I just know that this will be emotional and give me all the feels! Also, this is an own voices non-binary author!
When Ben De Backer comes out to their parents as non-binary, they’re thrown out of their house and forced to move in with their estranged older sister, Hannah, and her husband, Thomas, whom Ben has never even met. Struggling with an anxiety disorder compounded by their parents’ rejection, they come out only to Hannah, Thomas, and their therapist and try to keep a low profile in a new school.
But Ben’s attempts to survive the last half of senior year unnoticed are thwarted when Nathan Allan, a funny and charismatic student, decides to take Ben under his wing. As Ben and Nathan’s friendship grows, their feelings for each other begin to change, and what started as a disastrous turn of events looks like it might just be a chance to start a happier new life.
At turns heartbreaking and joyous, I Wish You All the Best is both a celebration of life, friendship, and love, and a shining example of hope in the face of adversity.
From what I hear, from some of my favorite booktubers, this is a really cute read and I’m super excited to read it! Also, again, I am here for all of the queer stories this year!
Millie Quint is devastated when she discovers that her sort-of-best friend/sort-of-girlfriend has been kissing someone else. And because Millie cannot stand the thought of confronting her ex every day, she decides to apply for scholarships to boarding schools . . . the farther from Houston the better.
Millie can’t believe her luck when she’s accepted into one of the world’s most exclusive schools, located in the rolling highlands of Scotland. Everything about Scotland is different: the country is misty and green; the school is gorgeous, and the students think Americans are cute.
The only problem: Mille’s roommate Flora is a total princess.
She’s also an actual princess. Of Scotland.
At first, the girls can barely stand each other–Flora is both high-class and high-key–but before Millie knows it, she has another sort-of-best-friend/sort-of-girlfriend. Even though Princess Flora could be a new chapter in her love life, Millie knows the chances of happily ever afters are slim . . . after all, real life isn’t a fairy tale . . . or is it?
Well, honestly, does it get any better than that? No. Also, again, that cover!! 😍
Rule #1 – Never fall for a summer boy.
Fresh out of high school, Babe Vogel should be thrilled to have the whole summer at her fingertips. She loves living in her lighthouse home in the sleepy Maine beach town of Oar’s Rest and being a barista at the Busy Bean, but she’s totally freaking out about how her life will change when her two best friends go to college in the fall. And when a reckless kiss causes all three of them to break up, she may lose them a lot sooner. On top of that, her ex-girlfriend is back in town, bringing with her a slew of memories, both good and bad.
And then there’s Levi Keller, the cute artist who’s spending all his free time at the coffee shop where she works. Levi’s from out of town, and even though Babe knows better than to fall for a tourist who will leave when summer ends, she can’t stop herself from wanting to know him. Can Babe keep her distance, or will she break the one rule she’s always had – to never fall for a summer boy?
Hi friends! I hope you all are having a good weekend! Have you done anything exciting? I haven’t I’ve just been hanging out around the house. It’s rainy and cold outside so we’re staying in. Perfect to get some reading done! Let’s get into this Six for Sunday post, shall we?
The meme #SixforSunday was created by A Little but a Lot. You can find weekly prompts here. This week’s prompt is for 2018 books I want to reread.
I just absolutely adore this book and I will definitely reread this time and time again.
When I read this book, I didn’t know it was a duology. I did like this and I’d like to read the second book. I’ll reread this just to catch myself back up on what happened so I can read the last book.
Again, this is a duology that I haven’t finished and I’d like to catch myself back up on what happened in this book so I can read the second book.
Wouldn’t you know it, another series that I haven’t finished. Why am I like this? This one is actually a trilogy and I’d like to someday read the other two books.
Heyyy! A stand alone! lol I’d like to reread this one because I had it checked out as an ebook from my library and it was about to expire. Then, I would’ve had to wait for about 8,547 weeks (😂 just kidding, sort of) to be able to check it out again. Therefore, I just sped read/skimmed through the last 200 pages or so. So, yeah, I feel like this is a good one for a reread.
This one is another one that I had on ebook and the formatting of this book is just not good for ebook. The style of this book is told from journal entries, case files, doctor’s notes and files, screenshots from cctv.
I feel like I didn’t get the full experience through ebook and maybe parts of it didn’t make sense to me because of the formatting. Anyway, I’d definitely like to reread this one as a physical book and get the full experience from it.
Also, this book is generally creepy and it is the perfect book to read during the Halloween season!
Alright, that’s my picks for this Sunday. Have you read any of these? What did you think of them? What are your 2018 book that you would like to reread?
The meme #SixforSunday was created by A Little but a Lot. You can find weekly prompts here. This week’s prompt is for books released in 2018 that you still haven’t read.
Let’s jump right in!
I actually bought this back in October-ish of last year and still haven’t read it. I have it on my TBR for this month as one of the prompts for the #Asianreadathon so 🤞🏻🤞🏻 that I actually get to i this month!
This is the second book in the Chronicles of The One trilogy. I read the first in the series last year and really liked it. I have no reason as to why I haven’t gotten around to reading this.
Another book that I own and haven’t read (you’ll see that a lot in this list🤷🏻♀️). I’m a mood reader and maybe that’s why I haven’t read this book, yet. Yeah, we’ll go with that.
I actually just ordered this from Book Outlet. I’m still waiting to receive this but I think I will get to it this summer because it’s a road trip book and that feels like the perfect summer read to me!
I’ve heard such good reviews for this book and I’m on the hold list for the audiobook from my library. I’ll be listening🎧 to this one soon!
I own this one as well. I don’t know why I haven’t read it, yet.
Alright, that’s six books from 2018 on my TBR that I still haven’t read. What books from are on your 2018 TBR list that are still unread?