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The Week in Review: 06.02.2017

June 2, 2017


Between the Covers

Finished last week:

If you want to read a book that makes you think about social issues and race relations, be sure to pick up THE HATE U GIVE by Angie Thomas.  I cannot say enough good things about this well written, captivating, relevant book.  Starr and her family live in a struggling neighborhood that erupts in violence when a young, unarmed black man is killed by the police.  Most people don’t know it, but Starr was in the car with him when he was killed.  She must decide if she should remain anonymous or speak up and tell Khalil’s story.  I adored Starr and her family and ached for them and their community.  I wanted to talk about the book while I was reading it so I’m sure it would make an excellent book club selection.  Bahni Turpin does an outstanding job narrating the audio version of THE HATE U GIVE.  This is one book you won’t want to miss!

Currently reading:

On the Screen

Not much of anything.

Off the blog

  • We had a busy Memorial Day weekend.  Our neighborhood’s first Music in the Park of the season was Sunday and our street had a block party on Monday.
  • I got in late last night fronm a quick trip to New York for BEA this week and will write about the details later.



How was your week?

22 Comments leave one →
  1. June 2, 2017 8:34 am

    I’m so glad you loved The Hate U Give, it’s a book everyone should read. It was great seeing you this week, I can’t wait to hear about your NYC adventures.

  2. June 2, 2017 8:47 am

    Can’t wait to hear about BEA! The Angie Thomas book sounds perfect for book groups.

  3. June 2, 2017 10:36 am

    You’ve had a great week! The Hate U Give sounds like a must-read. I look forward to hearing more about BEA! Enjoy your current reads, Kathy, and have an excellent weekend.

  4. June 2, 2017 10:39 am

    I must read The Hate U Give….and I’m also so envious of your BEA trip! Eager to hear more.

    Block parties! What fun, and just thinking about the words takes me back to my life living in a suburban neighborhood.

    Thanks for sharing.

  5. June 2, 2017 11:32 am

    The book sounds like a story you’d think about long after you’ve finished the read.

  6. June 2, 2017 3:03 pm

    I started The Hate U Give yesterday and already agree with you 100%! Can’t wait to hear about BEA.

  7. June 2, 2017 4:33 pm

    the library has the hate one

  8. June 2, 2017 5:11 pm

    I have The Hate U Give on hold. Who knows when I will get it!

  9. Patty permalink
    June 2, 2017 6:11 pm

    You had a whirlwind of a week! Glad you are back safe and sound!

  10. Sarah's Book Shelves permalink
    June 3, 2017 8:11 am

    I’ve heard so many great things about this book, but haven’t picked it up so far b/c I’m not a fan of YA. Might have to make an exception for this one, though.

  11. June 3, 2017 10:16 am

    Can’t wait to hear about BEA! I’ll check to see if my library has The Hate U Give.

  12. June 3, 2017 8:39 pm

    The Hate U Give is SO GOOD! I am glad you were impressed by it, too. Can’t wait to hear about BEA

  13. June 4, 2017 12:34 pm

    Oh I didn’t know you made it to BEA, didn’t see any photos of you. The Hate U Give has received such good reviews, I’m glad the audio is good…think it will be my next one!! Hope you’re weekend is enjoyable!

  14. June 4, 2017 1:39 pm

    I am really looking forward to reading THE HATE U GIVE. I almost read it last month instead of LaRose, but was more in the mood for that one. I am glad you had a nice Memorial Day weekend. I can’t wait to hear about your time at BEA, Kathy. Have a great week!

  15. Lauren Becker permalink
    June 4, 2017 2:49 pm

    I own The Hate U Give – I need to read it soon. I’m glad you had a great Memorial Day Weekend – sounds like a lot of fun.


  16. The Cue Card permalink
    June 4, 2017 5:59 pm

    I hope you had a good time at BEA. I think I will look for the audio of The Hate U Give. And are you liking Kiss Carlo??

  17. June 5, 2017 6:41 am

    I loved THE HATE U GIVE – such a great book! So glad you liked it 🙂 How was BEA? Can’t wait to read your posts about it. Memorial Weekend sounded like a fun time. Hope you have a great week!

  18. June 5, 2017 9:50 pm

    I think this is a great book for me and my daughter to read and then discuss. I’ve been seeing it on a lot of YA blogs.

  19. bookingmama permalink
    June 6, 2017 8:44 am

    You are going to love KISS CARLO! I’m intrigued by THE HATE U GIVE!

  20. June 6, 2017 10:31 am

    I am eager to read The Hate U Give. I’ll have to put that on the list for my next book club nominations. I can’t wait to hear about BEA.

  21. June 12, 2017 12:34 am

    The Hate U Give was a hit with my book group. Loved it.

  22. June 12, 2017 11:31 pm

    I really want to read The Hate U Give but Small Great Things gave me the biggest book hangover ever and I don’t know if I am ready for that again. It is on my list though.

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