What Happened in June
June was an insanely busy month for me, so I hope you can understand why my blog posting has not been as consistent as I would like. I had finals the first week, then was immediately off to Rabat, Morocco for a month, which is where I am writing from now. I’m really looking forward to a calmer July.
Debut Author I Loved
I have written this before, but I will write it again. I have been overwhelmingly disappointed by the lack of debut authors in Young Adult recently. Of the debut authors I read this month (only one, out of six authors) I felt dissatisfied with their work. I am hopeful Fall will bring talented new names, but it looks like the forecast for summer will be same old, same old. Here’s to being proven wrong.
What I’m Reading
Right now, I’m about 150 pages into The Burning Girl by professor Claire Messud. Friends haven’t enjoyed it, but I really have. Her prose can get a little excessive and windy, but that’s one of my favorite parts of the novel.
What I Blogged About
Blog: The Best Books to Bring on a Long Flight
Review: Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Review: This Savage Song by V. E. Schwab
What I’m Excited for in July
July 4: The Disappearances by Emily Bain Murphy hits shelves. Something about the soupy summer air always bodes well for chilling thrillers set in small Midwestern towns.
July 9: Oblong Books in Rhinebeck, NY hosts Adele Griffin, Morgan Matson, and Jenny Han.
July 11: The Lake Effect by Erin McHanan comes out. Set of the shores of Lake Michigan, this coming of age novel is the perfect beach read.
July 18: The Library of Fates by Aditi Khorana is released. With an absolutely stunning cover and a backdrop of Indian mythology, I’m excited to see what Khorana’s debut has in store.