Bout of Books 22.3

Update: I’m only about 16 pages into Ghost Boys. I had some challenges with the audiobook and figuring out the format of the text, so I put it on hold until I got home. That meant there was a lot of singing during the two hours I spent in the car by myself today.

Today’s Bout of Books challenge is called Show Me Your Precious. If you’ve been reading my blog at all in the last six to eight months, you’ve heard me talk about what I now consider my precious.

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#bookaday When the Moon Was Ours by Anna-Marie McLemore. #StickyNoteReview: I can’t even with this book. At one point I told one of my students that I had to stop reading during class because I didn’t want to break down crying in front of them. I felt for Samir in his struggle to name himself, and that held so much emotion. The writing is stunning. Honestly, I’m having a hard time articulating how real, honest, and touching this story is. I love the sharing of secrets as liberating, even if those secrets are painful. This honesty, though, is not necessarily with other people, but with ourselves. When the Moon Was Ours is an absolutely beautiful read that will stick with me for a long time. #stickynotereviews #bookstagram #instabook #bookreview #snrtbs

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This book holds so much emotion for me for so many reasons. I bought the audiobook, and it’s the one story that is consistently on my phone.

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