A long, long time ahead of us in a galaxy maybe not so far away, the Wayfarers series by Becky Chambers takes place. This four-book science fiction series is not one to miss for lovers of the genre, and an ideal introduction for those seeking a gateway into space.
In this blog post, I review all four books, including characters, themes, and plots, and I do not include any spoilers. The books discussed here are The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet, A Closed and Common Orbit, Record of a Spaceborn Few, and The Galaxy, and the Ground Within.
Keep reading to nab your ticket to the stars above!
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Although ice cream is a delicious and refreshing way to solve many issues, it can only do so much for the problems of Lou in The Summer of Bitter and Sweet by Jen Ferguson, a new YA novel with ace representation.
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Perhaps you know Alice Oseman for her recently adapted comic series Heartstopper or her hit novel Radio Silence, but have you heard of Loveless?
Officially the “tenth” installment in the Oseman-verse (the universe in which Oseman’s stories take place), but perfectly comprehensible as a standalone, Loveless is a coming-of-age contemporary young adult novel in which narrator Georgia reflects on her first year of university and how she comes to understand herself as being asexual and aromantic.
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Set between 1937 and 2003, Memphis by Tara M. Stringfellow is a generational novel detailing the lives of four southern Black women over three generations, and the difficult choices they make to reclaim their lives.
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Right now is the perfect time to read You Made a Fool of Death With Your Beauty by Akwaeke Emezi—-the newly released romance novel opens on Memorial Day weekend, features queer main characters, and embodies the essence of what they call “hot girl summer.”
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Ever since I finished reading The Office of Historical Corrections by Danielle Evans earlier this month, I have continued to think about it. Comprised of a series of short stories and a novella by the same name as the collection, this literary work is astounding and expertly crafted.
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Letter from the editor:
Greetings, dear readers! April was my first full month in the youth services department at the library I work at, so I have been reading a lot of children’s literature! I also got to lead two storytime sessions for preschoolers, which was a lot of fun. My first theme was Flowers, and my second theme was Gardening. Let me know if you’d be interested in me sharing my storytime plans with you!
April is also National Poetry Month, so this month I read a couple books written in verse. Altogether, I read 22 books this month, 14 of which were picture books. I’ve been busy!
This edition contains eight book reviews and a list of awesome upcoming book releases to look forward to next month.
Hoping you are having a lovely spring so far and wishing you a gorgeous May.
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Told in verse, the newly-released young adult contemporary Nothing Burns as Bright as You by Ashley Woodfolk tells of first love, complicated friend/relationships, and emotional gravity.
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To the tune of “It was Agatha, all along!” I keep singing, “It was O-phelia, after all!”
All right, all right, now that you’ve cringed at me, I have some things to say about the newly released young adult novel Ophelia After All by Racquel Marie!
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Letter from the Editor:
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At the end of month, I am always amazed at how quickly the past thirty or so days have gone by. It’s probably the natural side effect of being as busy as I am with work and school, but I continue to feel whiplash from the calendar flipping.
I have exciting news to share though! This month, I began transitioning from circulation to youth services! At my job, I am switching over from part-time to full-time, as I begin youth programming. In this new role, I will be providing reference services for youth material and creating activities and programs for youth. So far, I am already loving my new responsibilities, and I am excited to completely move over in April. Also, as a byproduct of this, I will be reading more picture books and young adult literature so that I can stay abreast with popular and new releases.
I also read a lot of incredible books in March! This newsletter discusses what I am currently reading, what I plan to read, and upcoming literary fiction book releases. It also features book reviews of Delilah Green Doesn’t Care by Ashley Herring Blake, Bitter by Akwaeke Emezi, Cultish: The Language of Fanaticism by Amanda Montell, Almost American Girl by Robin Ha, and The Aquanaut by Dan Santat.