Hello humans! Once more we reach the day of the week where I take a look at my want to read shelf on Goodreads and share one of the books I have added. This week I’m talking about Mammoth by Jill Baguchinsky.
The summer before her junior year, paleontology geek Natalie Page lands a coveted internship at an Ice Age dig site near Austin. Natalie, who’s also a plus-size fashion blogger, depends on the retro style she developed to shield herself from her former bullies, but vintage dresses and perfect lipstick aren’t compatible with prospecting for fossils in the Texas heat. But nothing is going to dampen Natalie’s spirit — she’s exactly where she wants to be, and she gets to work with her hero, a rock-star paleontologist who hosts the most popular paleo podcast in the world. And then there’s Chase the intern, who’s seriously cute, and Cody, a local boy who’d be even cuter if he were less of a grouch.
It’s a summer that promises to be about more than just mammoths.
Until it isn’t.
When Natalie’s hero turns out to be anything but, and steals the credit for one of her accomplishments, Nat has to unearth the confidence she needs to stand out in a field dominated by dudes. To do this, she’ll have to let her true self shine, even if that means defying all the rules for the sake of a major discovery.
Interestingly, for me, this isn’t a YA fantasy – my usual genre. It’s not often I add a contemporary to my want to read list but this one just captured my imagination. I know that Archaeology and Paleontology are very different things (and I was a classical archaeologist so it’s even more different) but I couldn’t resist reading a book on this theme and it sounds like it’ll be amazing.
Mammoth doesn’t come out until November, and then I think it’s a US release so I may have to beg borrow or steal to get my hands on this one!
What say you? Fancy reading this? Let me know in the comments below!