Welcome once more to what are you reading, Wednesday! This is one of my favorite memes around because I love hearing about what everyone is reading and what initial thoughts are on a book. As a book worm those are things I love to know!
First off though I will talk about the book I most recently read.
This Impossible Light by Lily Myers
From the YouTube slam poetry star of “Shrinking Women” (more than 5 million views!) comes a novel in verse about body image, eating disorders, self-worth, mothers and daughters, and the psychological scars we inherit from our parents.
Fifteen-year-old Ivy’s world is in flux. Her dad has moved out, her mother is withdrawn, her brother is off at college, and her best friend, Anna, has grown distant. Worst of all, Ivy’s body won’t stop expanding. She’s getting taller and curvier, with no end in sight. Even her beloved math class offers no clear solution to the imbalanced equation that has become Ivy’s life.
Everything feels off-kilter until a skipped meal leads to a boost in confidence and reminds Ivy that her life is her own. If Ivy can just limit what she eats—the way her mother seems to—she can stop herself from growing, focus on the upcoming math competition, and reclaim control of her life. But when her disordered eating leads to missed opportunities and a devastating health scare, Ivy realizes that she must weigh her mother’s issues against her own, and discover what it means to be a part of—and apart from—her family.
This Impossible Light explores the powerful reality that identity and self-worth must be taught before they are learned. Perfect for fans of Laurie Halse Anderson and Ellen Hopkins.
This Impossible Light was a gorgeous poetry novel that felt so achingly real and sad dealing with a downward spiral into an eating disorder. Such a beautifully written piece of art and I wish for everyone to read it!
What I am currently reading:
Silence is Golden by Robert Thier
The Comedy! The Romance! The Heist! The Jungle! THIS BOOK is EVERYTHING!!!!! If you haven’t read the first book Storm and Silence…. READ IT NOW!!! It’s free on wattpad so no excuses…. READ IT!!! It’s too good to miss!!!
Hearts Are Like Balloons by Candace Robinson
Cover reveal to be revealed here on my blog tomorrow!!!!
So far this book is hitting me like a truck. Just the premise of it and what happens right at the very beginning is so sad.
Bitterblue by Kristin Cashore
I’m almost finished with this book… I’ve been reading it for a while and do to spoiling myself as to what happens with one particular relationship ahead of time I needed to take a breather before coming back to it. Soon I will finish this book. Soon I swear it!!
What I think I will be reading next:
Zenn Diagram by Wendy Brant
The more I touch someone, the more I can see and understand, and the more I think I can help. But that’s my mistake. I can’t help. You can’t fix people like you can solve a math problem.
Math genius. Freak of nature. Loner.
Eva Walker has literally one friend—if you don’t count her quadruplet three-year-old-siblings—and it’s not even because she’s a math nerd. No, Eva is a loner out of necessity, because everyone and everything around her is an emotional minefield. All she has to do is touch someone, or their shirt, or their cell phone, and she can read all their secrets, their insecurities, their fears.
Sure, Eva’s “gift” comes in handy when she’s tutoring math and she can learn where people are struggling just by touching their calculators. For the most part, though, it’s safer to keep her hands to herself. Until she meets six-foot-three, cute-without-trying Zenn Bennett, who makes that nearly impossible.
Zenn’s jacket gives Eva such a dark and violent vision that you’d think not touching him would be easy. But sometimes you have to take a risk…
This book sounds too cute and too cool for me to put off much longer. Plus, I am in need of a good geeky kind of read and this feels like just right.
So, what are you reading? Or what have you just finished reading?
Thank you all for reading! Let me know your thoughts down in the comments.
-Till next time!