Middle Grade Monday: New Year, New Books! The Middle Grade Books I’m Excited About

Middle Grade Mondays

Hello Readers!

As a reader, I tend to stick within my reading comfort zone. But last year, I took a baby step outside of it, and It paid off. This year I want to take another baby step further outside my already established comfort zone and dive deeper into the world of Middle Grade fiction!

Last year, I read some MG books – some I really liked, and others just missed the mark on me. But a lot of what I read was was mainly in preparation of school visits, and other work related things.

This year, I want to simply read some MG books because I actually want to – not because I feel like I should or because I have to.

With that said, I started a (mental) list of MG books that I really want to read. Since I don’t have a great memory, I figured I post out it here, figuring that maybe you too, dear readers, would enjoy some of these upcoming MG releases.

The Night Diary by Veera Hiranandani.

A few weeks ago an advanced copy of this book made its way to my library. When no one scooped it up, I quickly did. I do not know why, but upon reading the summary, I felt this book would be like no other book I’ve read before. While I haven’t read it yet, I have read the first ten pages or so, and what I read was …. Good, very good! And it only made me MORE excited to read this book.

She Loves You (Yeah, Yeah, Yeah) by Ann Hood

I just recently heard of this book. And to be honest, I know little (to almoner nothing) about this book. All I know is that it’s about music, and it has something to do with The Beatles. And that was enough of a sell for me.

The Serpent’s Secret by Sayantani DasGupta

I was sent an advanced copy of this. That cover and the fact that it’s about a kick butt girl had me adding it to my to read list immediately.

Property of the Rebel Librarian by Allison Barnes


I’m a librarian, and a book about books and the people who love them just sounds like a great read to me.

A Dash of Trouble by Anna Meriano

Day of the Dead celebration and witches … do I need to say more?

Drum Roll, Please by Lisa Jenn Bigelow

Even though I haven’t read many MG books about tween girls “coming of age” but this one I feel, after reading the summary, will not only be a realistic read, but also a heartfelt one. I also love how, judging from the summary, that the main character finds herself with the help of music.

Me, Frida, and the Secret of the Peacock Ring by Angela Cervantes

Recently, I’ve become borderline obsessed with artist Frida Kahlo. I know nothing about art, but I know that there was something special, not only about her artwork, but about her as an artist. Frida Kahlo paired with a group of mystery solving kids sounds like a recipe for fun!

So … there you have it! Those are the MG novels that are on my radar, and are on my TBR list!

(All cover images from GoodReads)

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