I’ve realized that 16 books is not many. Despite having a birthday in a few weeks and a wishlist of mostly books, I’ve got a respectable to-obtain list for the year.
- No Baggage: A Minimalist Tale of Love and Wandering by Clara Bensen
- Sex Object by Jessica Valenti
- Shrill by Lindy West
- The Geek Feminist Revolution edited by Kameron Hurley
- Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J. K. Rowling
- Afterlife with Archie Vol 2 by Robert Aguirre-Sacasa
- The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Vol 1 by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa
Fortunately, only two of those are available right now and I’m abiding by my rule to buy nothing before my birthday. I have no idea what is taking the Archie trades so long. tIt will have been over 2 years since the first trade came out when they finally released the second. It’s like they’re trying to get people to lose interest in the series.
I think it’s possible to abide by my 16 book limit but my 2 thus far plus a potential 2 from the reddit exchange (if my Santa is good) plus the list above gives me a grand total of 11. Thank gods for libraries. Speaking of libraries…
I’ve been watching a ton of BookTube with my favorites being BooksandLala, BooksandQuills, and Books and Pieces. A lot of BookTubers are either young or really into young adult (PeruseProject, Ariel Bissett, ABookUtopia etc.). So I’ve been seeing a lot of YA flash by and I want to see what the buzz is all about. I won’t have a chance to hit the library before the 27th but I plan on checking out at least 2 or 3 of the following:
- Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
- To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han
- Popular: Vintage Wisdom for a Modern Geek by Maya Van Wagenen
- Between the Lines by Jodi Picoult and Samantha van Leer
- Love Letters to the Dead by Ava Dellaira
- The Future of Us by Jay Asher
- Beauty Queens by Libba Bray
These are all titles that sparked my interest so we’ll see what someone who is thisclose to 29 thinks about reading stuff for teenagers.