Happy Tuesday, bloggers. We experienced a surprisingly intense storm last night. Quite a number of areas throughout town lost power, and so the library was extra busy today since so many came in just to charge devices or get work done. Literally all of our tables were filled with people! Unfortunately, the public WiFi was quite slow and many could not connect because some of our access points were overloaded. Support your public library, y’all!
Thanks to Hanna Reads for sharing her Top 5 Tuesday post today which inspired my own! Top 5 Tuesday is created and hosted by Shanah at Bionic Book Worm. Feel free to participate if you’d like and make sure to pingback Shanah.
I tried to share books which I read this year.
Students who survived the Parkland shooting incident on February 14th, 2018 share their experiences before, during and after. Through a compilation of mixed media including journal entries, poetry, photographs, artwork and more, Parkland survivors express their fear, healing and hope for change. I shared this one during a school visit and during each booktalk session, I asked students “When you think of February 14th, what do you usually think of?” The students were captivated and eager to read this book themselves. This book serves as an excellent reminder for young people–that their opinions and voices matter and that they too can be catalysts for change and a better tomorrow.
→ Queen of Air and Darkness (The Dark Artifices #3) by Cassandra Clare
So, I definitely haven’t read this one yet because I haven’t even read book 2, Lord of Shadows! But it’s also the only book I could think of that starts with Q.
→ Return of the Bad Boy (Second Chance #4) by Jessica Lemmon
Although this is the 4th book in a series, each one can be read as a stand alone. I generally like Jessica Lemmon’s books as they are all fun and sexy romances. This installment features rock star and bad boy Asher Knight who is finally learning to settle down now that he’s discovered he’s the father of a three-year-old boy. He is determined to prove that he’s changed to feisty and sexy Gloria Shields, the woman he betrayed and who has stolen his heart.
→ Screen Queens by Lori Goldstein
A fun and timely book about three tech-savvy teenage girls who are teamed up at a summer tech-incubator competition. This one screams female empowerment and friendship and highlights the necessity for more women engineers in a male-dominated field. A great read to inspire young women passionate about technology, social media and coding.
→ Text Me Baby One More Time (Texting #4) by Teagan Hunter
Surprise! Here’s another 4th novel in a series of books, all of which can be read as stand alones. This is another fun and sexy series in which most conversations between the main characters are through sextual conversations. I audiobooked all of these through hoopla and they were pretty funny!
Have you read any of these? If you wrote up a Top 5 Tuesday post too, link it below so I can check it out!