5 YA Books on My Holds List

Getting to order for the library’s teen collection means I get an early heads up on new releases. It also means my holds list is constantly growing, as I can’t help but get in line for the titles that catch my attention. Here’s what I’m looking forward to reading in the next few months:

Black Enough: Stories of Being Young & Black in America edited by Ibi Zoboi

Release date: January 8, 2019

What caught my attention: It’s my goal to read as diversely as possible and learn more about experiences unlike my own, and I definitely need to read more books by Black authors. There will never be enough stories by Black authors about Black teens, and I’m excited to have this one on the library’s teen shelves.

Our Year of Maybe by Rachel Lynn Solomon

Release date: January 15, 2019

What caught my attention: This gorgeous cover! Also, a kidney transplant hits kind of close to home, and I’m a sucker for stories about recovery from illness, unrequited love, plus bisexual representation.

The Fever King by Victoria Lee

Release date: February 1, 2019

What caught my attention: A gay, technopathic teen goes up against an oppressive government in post-apocalyptic United States? Yes please!

The Music of What Happens by Bill Konigsberg

Release date: February 26, 2018

What caught my attention: It’s a book by Bill Konigsberg! I loved Openly Straight and Honestly Ben, and I’m looking forward to reading another story about a complicated relationship among two guys coming of age.

You Asked for Perfect by Laura Silverman

Release date: March 5, 2019

What caught my attention: Harvard hopeful fails a calculus test, enlists a tutor, and falls in love with him. Sounds adorable. Diverse characters and gay and bi representation a plus!

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