They Call It Puppy Love 2020–Sign-Up Post

A month-long reading challenge to read at least one book with a dog or cat as a major character

“They Call It Puppy Love” challenge has begun.  Barb @ Booker T’s Farm is hosting this reading challenge again. It’s the third year for the challenge and I’m excited to participate again.

Rules

  • Make a sign up post and link it below and in the Rafflecopter.
  • Read at least one book with a dog (or a cat – even though Cass tried to nix this one).  You can also read many more and as always I encourage you to do so. 
  • Do a wrap-up post with a link.

Optional

  • Share the giveaway on Twitter
  • Participate in the new Fictional Dog tag I’ll be creating and link your post.

Some books I’m hoping to read this February

  • Blind Search by Paula Munier (I’ve saved this book just for this reading challenge and I started it Feb 2!)
  • A Hundred Pieces of Me by Lucy Dillon
  • Riley Mack & the Other Known Troublemakers by Christ Grabenstein
  • Hello Love by Karen McQuestion
  • Cold Noses and Warm Hearts: Beloved Dog Stories by Great Authors, edited by Laurie Morrow and Corey Ford

At the end of the challenge, Barb will give away a $10.00 Amazon GC or a book up to $10.00 in value from Book Depository (that way the challenge is open to individuals outside of the US as well). 

For more information and to join the challenge go to Booker T’s Farm for the sign-up page.

Can’t Wait Wednesday: The Henna Wars by Adiba Jaigirdar

Two girls create rival henna businesses at their school & one of the girls comes out to her Muslim family

Can’t-Wait Wednesday is hosted by Tressa at Wishful Endings. This is a weekly meme to spotlight and discuss the books we’re excited about that we have yet to read. The books I choose aren’t released yet and usually won’t be published for at least two or three months. So I have a while to wait!

I love finding out about books set to publish in future months and I like to share my excitement about the books. I also like to find out about new books on other people’s blogs and hope they’ll sometimes find something to look forward to on my blog.

I’m excited to read . . .

The Henna Wars

by Adiba Jaigirdar

Series: None

Publishing date: May 12

Genre: YA Contemporary, Romance, LGBT

400 pages

Synopsis: When Dimple Met Rishi meets Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda in this rom com about two teen girls with rival henna businesses.

When Nishat comes out to her parents, they say she can be anyone she wants—as long as she isn’t herself. Because Muslim girls aren’t lesbians. Nishat doesn’t want to hide who she is, but she also doesn’t want to lose her relationship with her family. And her life only gets harder once a childhood friend walks back into her life.

Flávia is beautiful and charismatic and Nishat falls for her instantly. But when a school competition invites students to create their own businesses, both Flávia and Nishat choose to do henna, even though Flávia is appropriating Nishat’s culture. Amidst sabotage and school stress, their lives get more tangled—but Nishat can’t quite get rid of her crush on Flávia, and realizes there might be more to her than she realized. 

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My daughter and I have had henna done so I’m interested to find out more about the history and culture of henna.

And I love the cover of this book! I don’t read many contemporary young adult books, but this sounds so good and so different from books I usually read. Plus I’m trying to read more diverse books this year.