A trip the bookstore is something to be savored. I love letting the familiar paper smells slow my heart rate into a soothing calm. At the same time the possibilities of so many worlds, times, loves and losses take hold to make me greedy for every page. Because supporting the world of brick and mortar is important to me, I almost never walk away empty handed. Here’s what I took with me today.
Siege and Storm (The Grisha #2) by Leigh Bardugo
Okay, so I know I am late to this game. Bardugo already has another hit series underway. But actually there is a luxurious indulgence to sinking into a series and swallowing it whole without having to wait for the next installment to be released. I am more than halfway through the first book, and it definitely has me hooked enough to pick up the second.
All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
So not YA, but the protagonists are both teenagers. A friend said to me that she loved this book so much that she wished she had not read it yet, so that she could read it again for the first time. That seemed like a decent recommendation to me.
And some highlights of the others that caught my eye…
Remember by Eileen Cook
An interesting angle for a dystopian mystery. Cook’s Remember is reminding me that I haven’t read a good YA mystery in a while.
Nora and Kettle by Lauren Nicolle Taylor
A story of a boy working his way back to life post Japanese-interment camp; this piece of history is one I haven’t seen explored often.