Make this a round-up of the last two weeks at Book Riot! Last week, I had oral surgery, and following the aftercare instructions, I took their vicodin-laced pain reliever. I lost more than a single day of my life from that — and now I know it’s not the pain reliever for me. Which is to say, this is why there was no post last Friday and why today’s round-up is bigger than normal.
- Why authors and other creative talent choosing to cancel their events in states like North Carolina because of LGBTQ hate bills are doing a huge disservice.
- Here’s the round-up of YA books hitting shelves between April and June of this year. There are over 230 of them. This post about killed me.
- For 3 On A YA Theme, books set in London…and a round-up of YA books centered around the Great San Francisco Earthquake (a curious microtrend right now!).
I also had the honor of being interviewed by writer Amparo Ortiz about Feminism for the Real World, librarianship, and what I’m working on right now. Check it out.