It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?: July 12, 2021

The great contemporary YA read-a-thon continues this week. I might have to stop for a bit just to read something else so that I don’t get burnt out on one genre. Does this happen to you? I tend to jump around a bit just to keep things fresh.

Books I Just Finished

You Say It First by Katie Cotugno

This book took me longer to finish than I was expecting. Both main characters, Meg and Colby, have some serious issues that they basically refuse to deal with. They tend to blame the other people in their lives for all of their problems, and their growth only comes once they are forced to face the truth. I liked the push and pull of their relationship, which was the main reason I kept reading.

Books I’m Reading

I Think I Love You by Auriane Desombre

Emma is a die-hard romantic. She loves a meet-cute Netflix movie, her pet, Lady Catulet, and dreaming up the Gay Rom Com of her heart for the film festival competition she and her friends are entering. If only they’d listen to her ideas. . .

Sophia is pragmatic. She’s big into boycotts, namely 1) relationships, 2) teen boys and their BO (reason #2347683 she’s a lesbian), and 3) Emma’s nauseating ideas. Forget starry-eyed romance, Sophia knows what will win: an artistic film with a message.

Cue the drama. The movie is doomed before they even start shooting . . . until a real-life plot twist unfolds behind the camera when Emma and Sophia start seeing each other through a different lens. Suddenly their rivalry is starting to feel like an actual rom-com.

Books I’ll Want to Read Next


It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? 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 meme started on J Kaye’s blog and then was hosted by Sheila from Book Journey. Sheila then passed it on to Kathryn at The Book Date.

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