This is a series where every other month I share 3-4 books that I’ve recently added to my *to read* shelf on Goodreads! As always, if you’d like more information about any of these books, I have linked all of their GR pages.
Pumpkinheads by Rainbow Rowell
Deja and Josiah are seasonal best friends.
Every autumn, all through high school, they’ve worked together at the best pumpkin patch in the whole wide world. (Not many people know that the best pumpkin patch in the whole wide world is in Omaha, Nebraska, but it definitely is.) They say good-bye every Halloween, and they’re reunited every September 1.
But this Halloween is different—Josiah and Deja are finally seniors, and this is their last season at the pumpkin patch. Their last shift together. Their last good-bye.
Josiah’s ready to spend the whole night feeling melancholy about it. Deja isn’t ready to let him. She’s got a plan: What if—instead of moping and the usual slinging lima beans down at the Succotash Hut—they went out with a bang? They could see all the sights! Taste all the snacks! And Josiah could finally talk to that cute girl he’s been mooning over for three years . . .
What if their last shift was an adventure?
Up until a week ago I actually had no plans to read this. I’m not the biggest fan of graphic novels, but for some reason Pumpkinheads is calling my name. It probably has to do with all of the fall and Halloween vibes. You can 100% expect to see this on my October TBR!
Reign of Shadows by Sophie Jordan
Seventeen years ago, an eclipse cloaked the kingdom of Relhok in perpetual darkness. In the chaos, an evil chancellor murdered the king and queen and seized their throne. Luna, Relhok’s lost princess, has been hiding in a tower ever since. Luna’s survival depends on the world believing she is dead.
But that doesn’t stop Luna from wanting more. When she meets Fowler, a mysterious archer braving the woods outside her tower, Luna is drawn to him despite the risk. When the tower is attacked, Luna and Fowler escape together. But this world of darkness is more treacherous than Luna ever realized.
With every threat stacked against them, Luna and Fowler find solace in each other. But with secrets still unspoken between them, falling in love might be their most dangerous journey yet.
I recently asked for recommendations for books with characters who have visual disabilities. This was one that someone said I should pick up. I haven’t heard many reviews for it though. Have any of you read Reign of Shadows? What were your thoughts on it?
It’s My Life by Stacie Ramey
Jenna’s never let her cerebral palsy get her down. But when she discovers that her condition was actually caused by an injury at birth, she’s furious with her parents, who withheld the truth. And as they push her to get yet another difficult procedure, Jenna feels her control over her life starting to slip.
Enter Julian, Jenna’s childhood crush. He’s just moved back to town, and he’s struggling in school, so Jenna reaches out to him—anonymously— to help. Soon, their conversations are about so much more than class. She’s falling for him all over again, hard and fast. But would Julian still be interested in her if he knew who she really was? And can she find a way to take back her own narrative before she pushes away everyone she loves?
I saw this title on NetGalley a few weeks back and I was instantly interested in it! I am always happy to see books with disability representation. I am also excited that there will be an anonymous relationship! I am a sucker for those. Can’t wait to start reading this one soon! Release date is January 1, 2020.
That’s all for this month. Next round will be in November.
What have you recently added to your *to read* shelf on Goodreads??