Future Reads, Issue 21: Lush with Awareness

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super40Title: Super 40
Author: Lucy Woodhull
Genre: Women’s Humor
Release Date: March 8, 2017
Coming to: Amazon
Blurb:
Divorced, broke, and living with her parents—forty-year-old Shannon Johnson is clearly winning at life.
She’s so awesome, she accidentally uses a tampon irradiated in Kazakhstan. Suddenly, this mush-mouthed loser becomes a superheroine who can shoot menstrual cramps from her fingers.
No, really.
But her new mission of saving NYC’s abused women gets complex for Super 40. With her teleporting partner Dolly Poppin’, Super 40 runs afoul of domestic abusers, jerky news anchors, and an evil scientist with cats. Even worse, someone’s trying to kill the partners for reasons unknown, which is just plain rude. Is it the mysterious flying Antihero? The robo-kittens? Or one of the delightful internet trolls always eager to call Shannon fat and ugly?
No matter, for the amazing Super 40 will get her mojo back through butt-kicking, self-love, and some hot dates with the world’s yummiest superhero.
If you ever thought Bridget Jones needed a borked-out superpower, you won’t be able to put down the hilarious adventures of SUPER 40. She’s a heroine for every woman society deems unsuitable, which is basically all of us.
To heck with that!

 

 

mybeautifulshadowTitle: My Beautiful Shadow (Paperback edition)
Author: Radhika Jha
Genre: Literary Fiction
Release Date: March 19, 2017
Coming to: Amazon
Blurb:
Kayo is a young Tokyo housewife and mother. Outwardly, she is no different from other young mothers, but her secret sets her apart. She belongs to a kind of club, which involves luxury, beautiful clothes and accessories.
The club makes it possible for Kayo to escape her tedious life, to become someone else and to embrace a dazzling new world. But it quickly becomes an obsession, a drug, the way to both paradise and hell. Can she find her way out of the dark underworld of debt, lies and prostitution? Or is she doomed to exchange one form of loneliness for another?
A deeply absorbing novel about the “holes” that suddenly appear in women’s lives, My Beautiful Shadow is a powerful cautionary tale about consumerism gone mad.

 

 

diademofdeathTitle: Diadem of Death (The Nefertari Hughes Mystery Series #2)
Author: B.R. Myers
Genre: YA Mystery
Release Date: April 25, 2017
Coming to: Blue Moon Publishers
Blurb:
Nefertari “Terry” Hughes is looking forward to spending the school break with her boyfriend, but when her archaeologist father announces he’s working on a project that will take him to Egypt, all hopes of having a romantic summer are buried.
Terry accompanies her father to Alexandria where she’s reunited with her first crush, Awad—all grown up and an expert in translating hieroglyphics. He confides that the team is in a race to find Cleopatra’s lost tomb before a secret band of rebels steals Egypt’s last Pharaoh and her diadem.
But sabotage and a deadly accident put everyone on high alert, and Terry isn’t sure whom to trust. As the line between ally and enemy begins to blur, Terry has to keep her wits about her and figure out who wants the diadem badly enough to kill.

 

god-shapedholeTitle: God-shaped Hole (Kindle edition)
Author: Tiffanie Debartolo
Genre: New Adult
Release Date: May 16, 2017
Coming to: Amazon
Abbreviated Blurb (For Full Blurb, visit Amazon):
When Beatrice Jordan meets the unpredictable Jacob Grace, the two wild souls become instant allies. Together they discover an escape in each other’s creativity and insecurities, while running from secrets they cannot seem to shake – or a fate that could throw them to the ground . . .
This 15th Anniversary reissue of Tiffanie DeBartolo’s classic love story introduces a new audience of dreamers to a quintessentially real and raw vision of spirit, and inspires everyone to live – and love – as vividly as possible.

 

 

areyouaboyorareyouagirlTitle: Are You a Boy or Are You a Girl?
Author: Sarah Savage
Genre: Children’s Nonfiction
Release Date: May 18, 2017
Coming to: Amazon
Blurb:
Tiny loves costumes! Tiny likes to dress up as an animal, or a doctor, or a butterfly. Tiny also prefers not to tell other children whether they are a boy or a girl. Tiny’s friends don’t mind, but when Tiny starts a new school their new friends can’t help asking one question:
“Tiny, are you a boy or are you a girl?”
This brightly illustrated book will open a dialogue with children aged 3+ about gender diversity in a fun and creative way. Featuring a gender neutral protagonist, the book imparts an important message about identity and being who you want to be. Tiny’s story will assist parents, family and teachers in giving children the space to express themselves fully, explore different identities and have fun at the same time.

 

 

amongthewalkingwoundedTitle: Among the Walking Wounded (Soldiers, Survival, and PTSD)
Editor: John Conrad
Genre: Biography
Release Date: May  23, 2017
Coming to: Amazon
Blurb:
A gripping account of PTSD, and a stark reminder that, for many, wars go on long after the last shot is fired.
In the shadows of army life is a world where friends become monsters, where kindness twists into assault, and where self-loathing and despair become constant companions. Whether you know it by old names like “soldier’s heart,” “shell shock,” or “combat fatigue,” post-traumatic stress disorder has left deep and silent wounds throughout history in the ranks of fighting forces.
Among the Walking Wounded tells one veteran’s experience of PTSD through an intimate personal account, as visceral as it is blunt. In a courageous story of descent and triumph, it tackles the stigma of PTSD head-on and brings an enduring message of struggle and hope for wounded Canadian veterans. This book is a must-read for anyone who cares about Canadian veterans and the dark war they face long after their combat service is ended.

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