This Week's Book Week is rather similar to Stacking the Shelves hosted by Tynga's Reviews only with far more rambling and a less witty title. ;)
It's almost Christmas. It doesn't look like it'll be snowing here this Christmas, which is fine. I'm not the biggest fan of snow when I have to leave the house.
I'll be taking a review break to catch up on some reading (books I bought or won during the year plus some library books). I've already read a couple of books in the last couple of days, which is always nice. I stalled for a bit, but that's because I have a lot of e-books and e-galleys and my mom was borrowing my Kobo because she wanted to read one of my library e-books before I had to return it.
The longlist for Canada Reads came out. And there's actually some YA on it! There's (You) Set Me on Fire by Mariko Tamaki, When Everything Feels Like the Movies by Raziel Reid, and the not technically YA For Today I Am a Boy by Kim Fu. All LGBTQIA books, 2 of which have PoC main characters. But they're either award winners or critically acclaimed by the (snoozy) literary crowd. Unfortunately, they're safe choices. I imagine I'll watch it in the spring to see how far the YA title will get (because of this year's format, 1 of the 3 will make the shortlist). I'm curious to see how seriously it will be taken, if at all.
I didn't think I'd be as chatty when writing this, considering I spent 4 hours waiting around different parts of a hospital. It was so boring there. (I wasn't the one in the hospital and everyone is fine now. No need to worry.)
Reviews will return on January 2nd (Friday). :)
Mortal Heart by Robin LaFevers (e-book borrowed from the library)
Love, Lucy by April Lindner (ARC from Hachette Book Group Canada)
The Cemetery Boys by Heather Brewer (e-galley from HarperCollins on Edelweiss)
Things We Know by Heart by Jessi Kirby (e-galley from HarperCollins on Edelweiss)
Magonia by Maria Dahvana Headley (e-galley from HarperCollins on Edelweiss)
Illusionarium by Heather Dixon (e-galley from HarperCollins on Edelweiss)