So many things to talk about, so let’s jump into it…
First things first…
….I’m the realest?
No, that’s not right.
I requested this awesome ARC at the beginning of the month from Simon & Schuster and was excited to find it in my mail Friday! It. Sounds. Awesome. Sad! …but awesome.
Check it out:
In the tradition of Speak, this extraordinary debut novel shares the unforgettable story of a young woman as she struggles to find strength in the aftermath of an assault.
Eden was always good at being good. Starting high school didn’t change who she was. But the night her brother’s best friend rapes her, Eden’s world capsizes.
What was once simple, is now complex. What Eden once loved—who she once loved—she now hates. What she thought she knew to be true, is now lies. Nothing makes sense anymore, and she knows she’s supposed to tell someone what happened but she can’t. So she buries it instead. And she buries the way she used to be.
Told in four parts—freshman, sophomore, junior, and senior year—this provocative debut reveals the deep cuts of trauma. But it also demonstrates one young woman’s strength as she navigates the disappointment and unbearable pains of adolescence, of first love and first heartbreak, of friendships broken and rebuilt, and while learning to embrace a power of survival she never knew she had hidden within her heart.
In the tradition of SPEAK??? Don’t mind if I do! That’s one of my all-time favorites!
Okay so maybe I’m too lazy to add the actual cover without the “first two chapters free!” at the top…oops?
My copy of Winter came on Wednesday and I immediately started it Wednesday, but I haven’t done much reading to make good progress on it. I think it’s almost like I’m scared to read it. This is honestly one of (if not THE) my favorite series, so I’m sad to see it end even thought I’m ecstatic to see how it all plays out. Hopefully I’ll be done this week and if not I’ll take it with me on vacation like I originally planned.
Speaking of vacation!
I know that Saturday I spoke of two bookstores that I plan to visit while in Nashville next week, but TOMORROW I’ll have a post about my vacation TBR!
A whole WEEK of no schedule!
I won’t have a 5 am alarm set so that I can leave by 6:30 to be at work by 7:15.
I love my job, but I’m SO READY for a break!
one last thing…
I have a book order coming in today at work and I’m so excited for it!
Some books are series additions that kids are ready for and some awesome series that I’m ready to get them hooked on. Either way, my kids at work are PUMPED to get some new books. I don’t know how their last librarians ordered, but I tried to genuinely choose things that I knew that they would love.
What? That’s what a librarian is supposed to do? I know that, but it shocks my kids when I give them recommendations and think SPECIFICALLY of them. It breaks my heart that they weren’t already used to that from previous librarians!
Until tomorrow with the TBR post…