Hello and happy Labour Day weekend for those celebrating today! (of which I am one)
And I’m very pleased to announce that our read for March 2019 (I gave it a little more time, to make sure it was available on shelves) is the YA debut by Jenna Guillaume, WHAT I LIKE ABOUT ME.
You know all those movies where teenagers have, like, THE SUMMER OF THEIR LIVES?
This summer is probably not going to be that.
Source: Everything that’s happened since yesterday …
The last thing sixteen-year-old Maisie Martin thought she’d be doing this summer is entering a beauty pageant.
Not when she’s spent most of her life hiding her body from everyone.
Not when her Dad is AWOL for Christmas and her gorgeous older sister has returned to rock Maisie’s shaky confidence. And her best friend starts going out with the boy she’s always loved.
But Maisie’s got something to prove.
As she writes down all the ways this summer is going from bad to worse in her school-assignment journal, what starts as a homework torture-device might just end up being an account of how Maisie didn’t let anything, or anyone, hold her back…
I’m really looking forward to reading this one, as it’s been on my radar since I heard that Jenna was writing it. Jenna’s online tweet-style is funny, acerbic and delightful, and I’m so keen to get stuck into this book!
I don’t know if anyone has noticed yet, but my plan with this year’s titles for bookclub will be to incorporate a few more new releases (which made WHAT I LIKE ABOUT ME an obvious contender), but there will be a couple of long-time fan faves on the schedule for 2019 as well, so keep your eyes open. If we get inundated with new releases and people are finding it a bit tiring (or too promo-y) I’ll revert to my more mixed-bag style in 2020 – hope that’s okay!
Anyway, enjoy this brand new book, and catch you soon!