Goodreads Monday 1/20/20

 

Goodreads Monday is hosted by Lauren’s Page Turners.  All you have to do is show off a book from your TBR that you’re looking forward to reading.

It’s getting hard to remember which ones I’ve done already, so I’m sorry if you see a book pop up on these more than once.  It will happen.

 

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Song For A Whale by Lynne Kelly

In the spirit of modern-day classics like Fish in a Tree and Counting by 7s comes the story of a deaf girl’s connection to a whale whose song can’t be heard by his species, and the journey she takes to help him.

From fixing the class computer to repairing old radios, twelve-year-old Iris is a tech genius. But she’s the only deaf person in her school, so people often treat her like she’s not very smart. If you’ve ever felt like no one was listening to you, then you know how hard that can be.

When she learns about Blue 55, a real whale who is unable to speak to other whales, Iris understands how he must feel. Then she has an idea: she should invent a way to “sing” to him! But he’s three thousand miles away. How will she play her song for him?

Full of heart and poignancy, this affecting story by sign language interpreter Lynne Kelly shows how a little determination can make big waves.

 

Have you read this?  Is it on your TBR?

 

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30 Favorite Books Read in 2019 (no sequels)

 

I read a lot of great books in 2019.  This list was so hard to narrow down to even 30.  I read a lot of 4-5 star books.  I’m going to do a separate post for sequels since I read a lot of those, too.

 

These are in no particular order.  No way I could even attempt that.  Some of these are 2020 releases I read in 2019.  There are a few 2019 releases that didn’t make the list because I read them in 2018.

 

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A Look Back At My Most Anticipated Series/Sequels For 2019

 

I made two posts for the series/sequels I was most looking forward to reading in 2019.  I wanted to take a look back and see what I read.

 

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2nd Post

 

There were 20, but 2 had release dates pushed to 2020.  So here are the 18.

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Signing Up for the 2020 Diversity Reading Challenge

 

I was happy to come across this challenge recently and knew I had to sign up.  I try really hard to read diverse books, but I can always use a push to read even more.  This challenge is hosted by Celebrity Readers and you can find all the details HERE.

 

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Goodreads Monday 12/30/19

Goodreads Monday is hosted by Lauren’s Page Turners.  All you have to do is show off a book from your TBR that you’re looking forward to reading.

It’s getting hard to remember which ones I’ve done already, so I’m sorry if you see a book pop up on these more than once.  It will happen.

 

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Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson

Jacqueline Woodson, one of today’s finest writers, tells the moving story of her childhood in mesmerizing verse.

Raised in South Carolina and New York, Woodson always felt halfway home in each place. In vivid poems, she shares what it was like to grow up as an African American in the 1960s and 1970s, living with the remnants of Jim Crow and her growing awareness of the Civil Rights movement. Touching and powerful, each poem is both accessible and emotionally charged, each line a glimpse into a child’s soul as she searches for her place in the world. Woodson’s eloquent poetry also reflects the joy of finding her voice through writing stories, despite the fact that she struggled with reading as a child. Her love of stories inspired her and stayed with her, creating the first sparks of the gifted writer she was to become.

 

Have you read this yet?  Is it on your TBR?

 

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Friday Face Off 11/15/19

 

I saw this on Lynn’s Book Blog and thought it would be fun to do.  I may not do every week, but I’m going to try to do as many as I can.

 

The Friday Face Off meme was created by Books by Proxy .  This is a great opportunity to feature some of your favorite book covers.  The rules are fairly simple each week, following a predetermined theme, choose a book, compare a couple of the different covers available for that particular book and choose your favorite.

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October 2019 Book Haul (I was really, really bad this month.)

 

To be fair, I was pre-pared to buy a lot in October because I was going to a YA Lit Conference put on by Anderson’s Bookshop.  I buy a lot there to get signed after the event.  Plus, this was a big release month.

 

I’ll start with ebooks since there aren’t too many of those.

 

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