Lately, I've been obsessed with the Weetzie Bat series by Francesca Lia Block.
I read Weetzie Bat during National Readathon Day after having it suggested to me by a wonderful brilliant English teacher friend but just got to the others this week. I read Pink Smog, Witch Baby, Cherokee Bat & the Goat Guys, and Missing Angel Juan and might have stayed up until about 3:00 am finishing them up. I will definitely finish out this series. These are quirky, dreamy magical realism about teens figuring out how they fit into their world. Lush and gorgeous for those days when you just need to be swept away.
I've just started Interrupted by Jen Hatmaker for a summer book club. I've finished "phase one" and I have much to ponder. This is not escapism--it is a hard look at reality and what it truly means to love the least of us. I look forward to discussing this book later in the week. This is one that I will need to read slowly and carefully and take time to consider thoughtfully. So far, it seems totally worth it.
What are YOU reading?