Guilty Pleasures Book Club: Excuse Me While I Ugly Cry, by Joya Goffney
Guilty Pleasures Book Club
• An adult who enjoys reading Young Adult novels?
• A parent who would like some “me time” to socialize with other adults while discussing a digestible book?
• A parent, guardian, or mentor who wants to keep in touch with what their kids are reading (or even find some recommendations)
Join us the 2nd Wednesday of each month for the Guilty Pleasures Book Club, where we will meet in a relaxed environment to chat and discuss a different YA book. This is a low-pressure, judgement-free book club where we encourage reading what YOU want.
Books are available at the library and we will try to pick titles available in e-book/audiobook through CloudLibrary.
Excuse Me While I Ugly Cry, by Joya Goffney
“Quinn keeps lists of everything—from the days she’s ugly cried, to “Things That I Would Never Admit Out Loud,” to all the boys she’d like to kiss. Her lists keep her sane. By writing her fears on paper, she never has to face them in real life. That is, until her journal goes missing…
An anonymous account posts one of her lists on Instagram for the whole school to see and blackmails her into facing seven of her greatest fears, or else her entire journal will go public. Quinn doesn’t know who to trust. Desperate, she teams up with Carter Bennett—the last known person to have her journal—in a race against time to track down the blackmailer.
Together, they journey through everything Quinn’s been too afraid to face, and along the way, Quinn finds the courage to be honest, to live in the moment, and to fall in love.”