Mailbox Monday (138)

Mailbox Monday is a weekly event where we share our latest book arrivals. Link up and find new mailboxes to stalk at the Mailbox Monday blog!

I didn’t participate last week so this time I have two weeks of books to share. Are you seeing more spring-like weather in your neck of the woods? It’s like summer where I am (I’m not quite ready for this 90 degree heat– ugh).

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Books in the Mail:

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Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli – This is our April YA Diversity Book Club pick, and it’s about coming out and accepting yourself, friendship and love.

Joyride by Anna Banks – This is our June Book Club pick and it’s about a Mexican American girl who lives with her older brother after their parents are deported. This romance tackles issues of class and race.

Not Otherwise Specified by Hannah Moskowitz – This book is about Etta, a bisexual ballerina, and talks about issues of race, eating disorders, and sexuality.

Cinnamon Toast and the End of the World by Janet E. Cameron – I picked this up because I saw it on The 2015 Rainbow List and it caught my eye. This coming of age is about a boy coming to terms with his sexuality and falling in love with his best friend.

This Side of Home by Reneé Watson – This coming of age book takes on gentrification, race, class, and romance.

Screaming Divas by Suzanne Kamata – This is another book I saw on The Rainbow List. Screaming Divas is set in the 80s and is about a group of girls who form a punk band.

Review eBooks:

The Status of all Things by Liz Fenton & Lisa Steinke – This book sounds so cute. It’s about a woman who is obsessed with social media who discovers she can change her life through her Facebook status updates. She rewrites her history to try to fix her failed relationship.

Black Iris by Leah Raeder – Ooh I can’t wait to read this one. It’s about a girl just starting college and eager for a fresh start, though her past catches up with her. Drugs, revenge, love triangles, heavy stuff!

Bright Lights, Dark Nights by Stephen Emond – This illustrated YA novel is about an interracial couple who get caught in the crossfires of a racial profiling scandal. Fun fact:  the author designed the cover!

How to Say I Love You Out Loud by Karole Cozzo -Jordyn’s brother has Autism and when he enrolls in her school she keeps her distance. She’s also falling for Alex but will her secrets keep them apart?

What’s new in your mailbox?


12 thoughts on “Mailbox Monday (138)

  1. Your mailbox and blog are looking awesome! I’d happily read any of the books in your mailbox – they all look like they’d be really interesting.

    Sam Still Reading recently posted: Mailbox Monday 16/3/15: The ARRC15 Edition
  2. Joyride is on my list and right up my alley because I love the subject matter of race and romance. Good pick!

  3. Mary says:

    Great mailbox list!

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  4. These all look awesome! Thanks for sharing and enjoy….and thanks for visiting my blog. And I do love your new blog look.

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  5. Material Girls does sound fun. Your other books look great too. Have a great week.

    Pat @ Posting For Now recently posted: Mailbox Monday: March 16, 2015
  6. Serena says:

    Happy reading this week

  7. Hi Lucy,

    Love the new look blog!

    You have a great selection of books this week, although there are probably only a couple I would choose for my own list.

    The one which aroused most interest for me is ‘This Side Of Home’

    I hope that you enjoy them all.

    I am pleased with our UK temperate climate, although I think we are just a race of born ‘weather moaners’, who are never happy 🙂


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  8. I love the title of Cinnamon Toast and the End of the World. Great mailbox!

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  9. This weather is so wrong! Way too hot. I need spring. The cover to Bright Lights, Dark Nights looks really cool and the book looks super unique. Happy reading, Lucy!

  10. MarthaE says:

    We were away for a week from Florida to Texas and back. It was cold when we left, pleasant in San Antonio and now we return to 85 degree heat? I hope we get some spring too!
    You received lots of interesting titles – all new to me. Happy Reading!

  11. So many great looking books. Cinnamon Toast and The End of the World and This Side of Home both sound superb. Enjoy!

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  12. Wow…very nice mailbox.

    So many books with great covers.

    I hope you have been having a good week. I am a bit late visiting.

    Silver’s Reviews
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