What Happened in September
September was my first month of high school! Being at a boarding school is certainly a jarring departure from the public middle school I am used to, but I am so glad to be here. I won’t lie- it’s extraordinarily hard to find time to read for fun here and I’m not sure how I’ll keep up Book Reviews by Ava. But, I know somehow I’ll find a way. Anyways, I’m so excited to see what the next four years have in store.
What I’m Reading
Right now, I’m reading Anya’s War by Andrea Alban. Alban provides a window into a lesser known part of history- Shanghai during the Holocaust. Although some parts seem a bit tedious or unnecessary, the titular character Anya’s perspective is one I’ve never read about before.
What I Blogged About
Review: Renegades by Marissa Meyer. I either love or hate Meyer’s novels, and I’m glad to say I love Renegades, the first book in a new duology.
Review: Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi. Homegoing was a sweeping debut about a Ghanian family, specifically two sisters, as generations travel from the Gold Coast, to the cotton field of Alabama, to the streets of Harlem, and everywhere in between.
Review: North of Happy by Adi Alsaid. Alsaid’s fourth novel, about a boy working through grief by way of cooking, was lackluster at best.
What I’m Excited for in October
October 3: Strange Fire by Tommy Wallach, author of We All Looked Up, comes out.
October 10: Turtles All the Way Down by John Green is released. I don’t really need to justify this one do I?
October 10: Dare Mighty Things by Heather Kaczynski comes out.
October 17: I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter by Erika L. Sanchez hits shelves.