Did try to get around and visit blogs last night and did meet a few friends. A little alarmed at the scarcity of people doing this-- maybe everyone is waking up late this morning and reading until Monday!
Might have trouble getting near the computer again today, but will be reading, which is what I love best anyway. Here was this morning's list (6 books/21 total)(I'll plan out reviews next week):
Codell, Esme Raji. Sahara Special (Girl of color on cover)
Rivers, Phoebe. The Perfect Storm (no diversity, but just couldn't wait any more!)
Gutknecht, Allison. A Cast if the Perfect Accessory (No diversity, needs to go back to library!)
Bowen, Fred. Double Reverse. (No diversity, but FAB football content)
Chabert, Jack. Eerie Elementary #1: The School is Alive (friend of indeterminate diversity)
September 23rd 2014 by Crown Books for Young Readers
If you have access to Netgalley, take a look at this one. It certainly has the cover we want, and a huge range of diverse characters. It also really kerflummoxed me, and since it doesn't come out for a while, there aren't any reviews out yet.
I just don't know if I'm lacking sleep or if this really was... not what I wanted. Warning: F-bombs and YA situations.
Off to read some more! (14 hours so far!)