It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? | June 24, 2019

Posted June 24, 2019 by Kait in Bookish Memes, It's Monday! What Are You Reading? / 3 Comments

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is a bookish meme hosted by Kathryn over at Book Date! It’s a place to meet up and share what you have been, and are about to be reading over the week. It’s a great post to organize yourself. It’s an opportunity to visit and comment and er… add to your groaning TBR pile!

This is my first time participating in this meme in probably three years! I used to do it when I first started book blogging, but then I just… stopped. So now I’ve decided to join back in!

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? | June 24, 2019Screen Queens by Lori Goldstein
Published by Razorbill on June 11, 2019
Genres: YA, Contemporary
Pages: 368

The Bold Type meets The Social Network when three girls vying for prestigious summer internships through a startup incubator program uncover the truth about what it means to succeed in the male-dominated world of tech.

This summer Silicon Valley is a girls' club.

Three thousand applicants. An acceptance rate of two percent. A dream internship for the winning team. ValleyStart is the most prestigious high school tech incubator competition in the country. Lucy Katz, Maddie Li, and Delia Meyer have secured their spots. And they've come to win.

Meet the Screen Queens.

Lucy Katz was born and raised in Palo Alto, so tech, well, it runs in her blood. A social butterfly and CEO in-the-making, Lucy is ready to win and party.

East Coast designer, Maddie Li left her home and small business behind for a summer at ValleyStart. Maddie thinks she's only there to bolster her graphic design portfolio, not to make friends.

Delia Meyer taught herself how to code on a hand-me-down computer in her tiny Midwestern town. Now, it's time for the big leagues--ValleyStart--but super shy Delia isn't sure if she can hack it (pun intended).

When the competition kicks off, Lucy, Maddie, and Delia realize just how challenging the next five weeks will be. As if there wasn't enough pressure already, the girls learn that they would be the only all-female team to win ever. Add in one first love, a two-faced mentor, and an ex-boyfriend turned nemesis and things get...complicated.

Filled with humor, heart, and a whole lot of girl power, Screen Queens is perfect for fans of Morgan Matson, Jenny Han, and The Bold Type.

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? | June 24, 2019The Hidden Oracle by Rick Riordan
Series: The Trials of Apollo #1
on May 3, 2016
Genres: Middle Grade, Retellings, Fantasy, Mythology
Pages: 384

How do you punish an immortal?

By making him human.

After angering his father Zeus, the god Apollo is cast down from Olympus. Weak and disorientated, he lands in New York City as a regular teenage boy. Now, without his godly powers, the four-thousand-year-old deity must learn to survive in the modern world until he can somehow find a way to regain Zeus's favour.

But Apollo has many enemies—gods, monsters and mortals who would love to see the former Olympian permanently destroyed. Apollo needs help, and he can think of only one place to go... an enclave of modern demigods known as Camp Half-Blood.

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? | June 24, 2019The Tea Dragon Festival by Katie O'Neill
Series: The Tea Dragon Society #2
Published by Oni Press on September 17, 2019
Genres: Graphic Novels, Fantasy
Pages: 136

Rinn has grown up with the Tea Dragons that inhabit their village, but stumbling across a real dragon turns out to be a different matter entirely! Aedhan is a young dragon who was appointed to protect the village but fell asleep in the forest eighty years ago. With the aid of Rinn’s adventuring uncle Erik and his partner Hesekiel, they investigate the mystery of his enchanted sleep, but Rinn’s real challenge is to help Aedhan come to terms with feeling that he cannot get back the time he has lost.

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? | June 24, 2019Truly Madly Royally by Debbie Rigaud
Published by Point on July 30, 2019
Genres: YA, Contemporary
Pages: 304

Fiercely independent and smart, Zora Emerson wants to change the world. She's excited to be attending a prestigious summer program, even if she feels out of place among her privileged, mostly white classmates. So she's definitely not expecting to feel a connection to Owen, who's an actual prince of an island off the coast of England. But Owen is funny, charming...and undeniably cute. Zora can't ignore the chemistry between them. When Owen invites Zora to be his date at his big brother's big royal wedding, Zora is suddenly thrust into the spotlight, along with her family and friends. Everyone is talking about her, in real life and online, and while Owen is used to the scrutiny, Zora's not sure it's something she can live with. Can she maintain her sense of self while moving between two very different worlds? And can her feelings for Owen survive and thrive in the midst of the crazy? Find out in this charming romantic comedy that's like The Princess Diaries for a new generation.

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? | June 24, 2019The Dark Prophecy by Rick Riordan
Series: The Trials of Apollo #2
on May 2, 2017
Genres: Middle Grade, Retellings, Fantasy, Mythology
Pages: 401

The entire summary is a spoiler, so click 'View Spoiler' if you don't mind reading!View Spoiler »

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? | June 24, 2019Hello Girls by Brittany Cavallaro, Emily Henry
Published by Katherine Tegen Books on August 6, 2019
Genres: YA, Contemporary, Thriller
Pages: 336

Thelma and Louise gets remade in this powerful, darkly funny teen novel from acclaimed authors Brittany Cavallaro and Emily Henry. Two teenage girls who have had enough of the controlling men in their lives take their rage on the road to make a new life for themselves.

Winona has been starving for life in the seemingly perfect home that she shares with her seemingly perfect father, celebrity weatherman Stormy Olsen. No one knows that he locks the pantry door to control her eating and leaves bruises where no one can see them.

Lucille has been suffocating beneath the needs of her mother and her drug-dealing brother, wondering if there’s more out there for her than disappearing waitress tips and a lifetime of barely getting by.

One harrowing night, Winona and Lucille realize they can’t wait until graduation to start their new lives. They need out. Now. One hour later, they’re armed with a plan that will take them from their small Michigan town to Chicago.

All they need is three grand, fast. And really, a stolen convertible can’t hurt.

Chased by the oppression, toxicity, and powerlessness that has held them down, Winona and Lucille must reclaim their strength if they are going to make their daring escape—and get away with it.

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? | June 24, 2019The Burning Maze by Rick Riordan
Series: The Trials of Apollo #3
on May 1, 2018
Genres: Middle Grade, Retellings, Fantasy, Mythology
Pages: 431

The entire summary is a spoiler, so click 'View Spoiler' if you don't mind reading!View Spoiler »

Okay, that’s it for me! What are you reading this week? Let me know in the comments and have a splendiferous week!

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3 responses to “It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? | June 24, 2019

  1. Danielle Hammelef

    I’m currently reading The Virtue of Sin and was hoping to be farther along as it’s published tomorrow, but failed. I don’t want to rush through it as it’s really good so far.

  2. Welcome back in. Your books all look interesting. Rick Riordan sure is a great writer. I haven’t read him now for awhile but when I was teaching I read quite a few of his.

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