It’s Monday, What Are You Reading? 01/31/22

Good morning and happy Monday.

It was a busy week last week and I barely finished the books that I planned on reading. I made it though!

Working two jobs is cutting into my reading time.

This week I plan on reading a punk memoir, and an ebook from Netgalley.

What are you reading this week?

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I’m Not Holding Your Coat: My Bruises and All Memoir of Punk Rock Rebellion- Nancy Barile


From disenchanted Catholic schoolgirl and glam maniac to instigator on the 1980s hardcore punk scene, Nancy Barile discovered freedom at a time when punk music was new and dangerous. She made her place behind the boards and right in the front row as insurgents such as SSD, Minor Threat, Bad Brains, Dead Kennedys and Black Flag wrote new rules and made history. She survived punk riots and urban decay, ran the streets with outcasts, and ultimately found true love as she fought for fairness and found her purpose.


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The Many Half-Lived Lives of Sam Sylvester- Maya MacGregor


In this queer contemporary YA mystery, a nonbinary teen with autism realizes they must not only solve a 30-year-old mystery but also face the demons lurking in their past in order to live a satisfying life.

Sam Sylvester’s not overly optimistic about their recent move to the small town of Astoria, Oregon after a traumatic experience in their last home in the rural Midwest.

Yet Sam’s life seems to be on the upswing after meeting several new friends and a potential love interest in Shep, the pretty neighbor. However, Sam can’t seem to let go of what might have been, and is drawn to investigate the death of a teenage boy in 1980s Astoria. Sam’s convinced he was murdered–especially since Sam’s investigation seems to resurrect some ghosts in the town.

Threatening notes and figures hidden in shadows begin to disrupt Sam’s life. Yet Sam continues to search for the truth. When Sam discovers that they may be closer to a killer than previously known, Sam has a difficult decision to make. Would they risk their new life for a half-lived one?


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4 thoughts on “It’s Monday, What Are You Reading? 01/31/22

  1. OOh nice! Those are new to me ones! I actually just finished my current read and am now eagerly awaiting tomorrow so I can hopefully pick up Court at Target before the weather hits! We’re supposed to get rain tomorrow that will turn into snow sometime that night. Luckily I’ve a Target that’s about 10 minutes away from me.

    Here’s my Monday Wrap-up

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower 🙂

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  2. I just wrapped up A Reaper At The Gates (third book from An Ember In The Ashes quartret) by Saaba Tahir. It was amazing! Have you read it?

    Currently reading A Keeper Of Lost Things. It’s a bit slow, and I am not the biggest fan of British fiction, but fingers crossed it will be a good read!

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