Happy Tuesday, lovelies! How are we all doing?? I have had a crazy 24 hours, and things are just starting to calm down, so I feel like I can finally sit and take a breather. And also, how are we almost halfway through the year? 2020 has been such a weird year. I’m not sure what else to say about it, lol.
There’s so much going on, that I not only find comfort in books, but it is also my safe haven. With books, we can educate ourselves and also get lost in them. With the #BLM Movement increasingly gaining attention and bringing to light all the injustice, I am quite sad to admit that being a POC myself, I am not always as vocal as I need to be. As social issues and racial and justice inequalities are being brought to light, I am learning to step out of my comfort zone and am making a more conscious effort to make sure my reading is more diversified in order to make aware that publishers need to improve their diversity effort (you can also look up the hashtag #PublishingPaidMe that has gone viral to see the pay inequality between black and non-black writers).
That being said, I try to make sure when I buy and read books, that I have books by BIPOC and various genres too. AND ALSO, June is Pride Month, so you have to have LGBTQ+ books in the mix (not that you shouldn’t or can’t read them at other times)! 🙂
Top Ten Tuesday was created by Jana @ thatartsyreadergirl with a different weekly prompt. Christie normally does the Tuesday meme because she excels at it, but I wanted to test out the water today. I thought it would be fun to pick out ten and see how closely I’ll follow it. 😂
So without further ado… these are the top ten books I am hoping to get to this summer:
Clap When You Land : Because I will probably forever read Acevedo’s books.
Felix Ever After : I have been in love with this book since I’ve seen the cover (and also, Pride Month)!
This Coven Won’t Break : These Witches Don’t Burn was SO GOOD, I cannot wait to dive into this one (also, Pride Month and all)!
Pandemic 1918 : Because it seems prevalent seeing as we are currently in a pandemic, and also- I searched everywhere on the internet for a copy, so I really need to read it! LOL
More than Maybe: This is a netgalley one that I’ve been sitting on, so I really need to get to it.
My Darling: A bookstagram friend read and loved this book so much that after I read her review and went to request it from Netgalley, so here we are.
Missed Translation : I really enjoy books from BIPOC. My parents were immigrants, so these stories are always a little closer to home.
The Switch : I honestly did not read the synopsis for this book. I read and ABSOLUTELY LOVED Flatshare, so as soon as Beth announced this book, I knew I needed it.
This is My America : Because this book will be tackling very pertinent and important racial and justice issues and it is so important we read books to help educate us.
House of Dragons : Because dragons??! Need I say more? And someone said it has Game of Thrones vibes, so that’s enough to sell me on anything.
Are any of these books on your TBR? What books are you hoping to get around to this summer?
As always, thank you for joining Chrstie and I on our blog journey. Leave your comments and let’s chat! 🙂