It has been a few slow reading weeks since my last TBR, and I am still finishing that list. Just one or two still hanging out that I still plan to read. I’m not going to repeat those here, but it does explain why my list this week is a bit short.

Physical & ebooks:

The Sunbearer Trials by Aiden Thomas — I won an ebook ARC (advanced reader copy, meaning I get to read it before it’s published) of this one in a drawing, so I feel that I should read and review it soon. Looks like it’s going to be a Percy Jackson-type demigod adventure story, but with Mexican mythology, and it’s a contest among all of the children of the gods.

Anne of Greenville by Mariko Tamaki — This is another ARC I won in a drawing. This one is a modern Anne of Green Gables retelling with LGBT+ rep (that is, at least one or more of the characters is a part of the LGBT+ community).

The Lucky List by Rachael Lippincott — The MC (main character) of this book is a teenaged girl whose mother died of cancer a few years ago, and who sets out to try to complete all the tasks on a bucket list her mother made for her own senior year of high school. It’s not a book I’d normally pick up (contemporary, dragonless, sad teens… not my usual jam), but my daughter is interested in this one and I told her I’d read along with her. Maybe I’ll be pleasantly surprised?


So This is Ever After by F.T. Lukens — My library hold on our next book club read, a queer, sort-of retelling of Arthur & Merlin, finally came through, and just in time… book club is on Sunday! So this one is my priority.

Light from Uncommon Stars by Ryka Aoki — I have just started this one, having heard that it’s a great new sci-fi read. So far it involves violinists bargaining for fame at the price of their souls, an alien ship that is camouflaged as a donut shop, and transgender people trying to just survive without being harmed for who they are. I mean, it’s not a mix I expected, but I’m ready to see where this ride takes me…

A Spindle Splintered by Alix E. Harrow — A modern, twisted Sleeping Beauty retelling. I’ve been waiting a while for this one, since I have enjoyed all of the other books I’ve read by this author.

The Murder of Mr. Wickham by Claudia Gray — Take a bunch of Jane Austen characters from her various books, invite them to a house party, and murder the one you love to hate? I’m totally in for this whodunnit!

Zachary Ying and the Dragon Emperor by Xiran Jay Zhao — I’m planning to listen to this middle grade fantasy adventure with my kids. It’s billed as a Percy Jackson-type story, but based in Chinese mythology.

What are you reading this week? Let us know in the comments!

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