In this meme we talk about what books we got this week, from the library, bookstores, giveaways, gifts, etc. Crayons being an unique metaphor for multicultural literature.
But first it's time for you to primp yourself! Why? Because you need to get caught reading a book by an Author of Color! This is being sponsored by Amy Bowllan and her goal is to get 100 pictures sent in by September. Let's send in more than that, I might even said in my own :) Please go check out the post and then email Amy your picture.
Gwen Williams is like any other modern teenager with one exception: she's a shapeshifter. Never having known her Pooka-spirit father, Gwen must struggle with the wild, wonderful magic inside of her alone—and in secret. While society may tolerate vampires, centaurs, and "Others" like Gwen, there are plenty of folks in Klikamuks, Washington, who don't care for her kind.
Now there's a new werewolf pack in town, and Others are getting killed, including Gwen's dryad friend. The police are doing zilch. In the midst of terrible loss and danger, Gwen meets a cute Japanese fox spirit who's refreshingly comfortable with his Otherness. Can Gwen find the courage to embrace her true self and find the killer-before she becomes the next victim?
Delia Truesdale has no idea her life's about to change forever. She's too busy enjoying the California summer. Her internet tycoon mother, T.K. Truesdale, is out of town, and that means Delia can spend all her time at the beach, surfing. That is, until everything unravels.
Her mother suddenly goes missing, and everyone thinks she's dead - except Delia, who knows T.K.'s way too organized to simply disappear. But Delia's still sent to New York to live with her two aunts - a downtown bohemian and an uptown ice queen.
And in case that's not bad enough, she also has to deal with a snooty new school and trying not to fall for the wrong guy. Oh, and finding her mother.
As she delves deeper into the tangle of conspiracies and lies surrounding T.K.'s disappearance, Delia begins to suspect that the wrong guy may be the right guy...and that some secrets - especially the dangerous ones - were never meant to be unraveled.
-Won from MarjoleinBookBlog. Thanks so much! I think the main character is half Chinese, I'm in the mood for a good mystery and many bloggers I respect have really liked this book. Yay :)
What new books did you get this week? Any PoC ones?
Summer Reading Update
Classics Reading List
Off Color (To reiterate: These books will not be reviewed here. I may review them on Goodreads)
So obviously I didn't do so hot with my list. Oh well, better to aim high from the get-go. I'm going to use this list as a reference point throughout the school year and hopefully I will have time to finish all these books before next summer so that I can create a new summer reading list.