My Week in Books {1/22/20}

It’s been a week! I’ve been humbled beyond and I’m thankful for the opportunity to grow and be better (what the heck am I talking about?!?! Read To the Latinx Community: I’m Sorry for Being Part of the Problem.)

In case you missed them, here are some links to my recent posts:

What have you been reading (and loving) this week?

Last Week’s Reads:

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📖 *** American Dirt by: Jeanine Cummins (Flatiron) – Pub Date: January 21, 2020

Again, please read To the Latinx Community: I’m Sorry for Being Part of the Problem.

And then read some #ownvoices reviews. What’s an #ownvoice review? It’s a person from the actual culture of the main characters in the book you’re reading. They’re the people who actually have personal insight into how the culture is represented – speaking to the accuracies (or lack thereof) within the plot. If #ownvoices aren’t standing behind the book, it’s important to give some reflection on why that is…and possibly chose a different book to read that’s less offensive, oppressive, racist, or ignorant.

📖 *** Followers by: Megan Angelo (Graydon House) – Pub Date: January 14, 2020

I just don’t have feelings one way or another about it, and that’s largely unfair to the book. Please look to and read other reviews to make a decision about whether this one is for you or not.

I’m sure it’s due to the week I’ve had, but I think the writing is confusing and I was bored a lot of the time, despite an overall interest in what “The Spill” is…(I’m still not sure.)

I’m including this interview with Megan Angelo so I can refer to it when I have some time to read it!

If anyone has read this, feel free to give me the cliffnotes version.

Currently Reading:

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📖 Little Women by: Louisa May Alcott ( Roberts Brothers) – Pub Date: September 30, 1868

I didn’t even crack the cover of this book this week. It definitely doesn’t hold my intrigue; I picked it up because it’s a classic and I feel like it should be on my read shelf…I’m going to try a few more pages and hope it picks up.

(#partner #freebooks: All books noted by asterisks (***) indicate I received the book for free from the publisher, the author, or another promotional company to review. All opinions are my own.)


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