I preordered The Missing Season by Gillian French, one of my favorite YA Mystery/Thriller authors, specifically to read poolside during my vacation. It did not disappoint!
After reading Elizabeth Acevedo’s The Poet X, I was excited to find her newest book With the Fire on High. Unlike The Poet X, which was written in verse, this book is a traditional novel, but retains Acevedo’s incredible ability to create rich characters and environments.
After watching the HBO miniseries The Inventor, about Elizabeth Holmes and her medical startup Theranos, I wanted to learn more about the scandal, so I picked up Bad Blood. It’s written by the Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter who broke the story on the multi-billion dollar fraud, John Carreyrou.
The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo is the third book I’ve read from Jennifer Lynn Barnes’s University of Oklahoma YA syllabus. It’s written in verse by an award-winning slam poet, and definitely not a book I would have picked up on my own.