Monday, July 30, 2012

The 1st Post Back is Always The Hardest/August New Releases

I took an unexpected but much needed hiatus. I have enjoyed the extra time but I am trying to get my blogging grove back. Though I have still been reading.  I am almost done with Team Human by Justine Larbalestier & Sarah Rees Brennan. I was bit worried before I started reading it, because I lent it to a friend first and she didn't care for it. But, it is so Good.  I love some of the chapter titles - "Hard Out There For A Vamp" or "Interrogation with the Vampire".  Also there is a bit of a mystery, a serious unexpected bonus.  I loved Geoff Herbach's debut last year Stupid Fast, and I was excited to read the follow up "Nothing Special" but also a little worried because the author set the bar so high with the first one, but Nothing Special is an very good and a must read for all Stupid Fast fans. 

It Jes Happened by Don Tate illus. by R. Gregory Christie is also very good.  It is the story about folk artist Bill Traylor.  A few months back a few months back the High Museum in Atlanta was showing some of Traylor's work, and I was able to go with a friend. I really enjoyed it especially the people Traylor drew and the sharp clothes he put them in.   Tate and Christie had a book signing at the High, but unfortunately I had to work that day so I couldn't go.   

Instead of doing an on sale now post for August, I've decided to simply list the two titles I am aware of now.  I know there are more August releases that fit my criteria of featuring characters of color or having a diverse cast. But truth be told I don't feel like looking for them. Is that wrong? Maybe a little.  But it takes a lot of time, and I should only do it if I want to. I love the search when I am in the mode for it, otherwise it feels like work. So only two this week, though of course I will mention other new releases when they are brought to my attention. 

August New Releases
Fire in the Streets by Kekla Magoon



A Certain October by Angela Johnson















As an added bonus a fiction title I can't wait to read that I've heard as some YA crossover appeal
Devil's Wake by Steven Barnes and Tananarive Due.  I am a very big Due fan, so much so that I am psyched to read this book about Zombies even though they are just not my thing.
 













Finally a very random tidbit that will probably never be useful, but here it is anyway, the three listed releases are all published by Simon & Schuster

10 comments:

campbele said...

Yes m'am, coming back is hard! Don't be disappointed if readership numbers stay low, they're always low this time of year. Just know I for one am glad you're back!! And, I wish you'd posted some August releases that I don't know about! Not much coming out next month!

The Brain Lair (KB) said...

How did I miss that Fire in the Streets was a companion to The Rock and the River, one of my favorite books? Ordering it right now!

Welcome back!

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Ms. Yingling said...

LOVED Fire in the Streets. Did you know that Magoon is working on a nonfiction book about the Black Panther movement? Sorry to see you haven't gotten your blogging groove back!

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