My Week in Books {6/24/20}

Before moving onto some #minibookreviews, here are some recent posts:

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

Last Week’s Reads:

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📖 Girl, Woman, Other by: Bernardine Evaristo

While Girl, Woman, Other is considered a novel, it’s written differently than that. Instead, Evaristo masterfully crafts a series of interconnected short stories/novellas within the overall plot and it was a lot of fun to see the intersectionality of each of these characters. Evaristo created characters with a lot of depth and complexity and gives a strong voice to each of the twelve women of the book.

Not only because the story was ambitious following twelve different woman, the writing style is unique as well. With no punctuation and sentences that look more like poetry prose, it’s a book I won’t soon forget. As a debut, this is quite the impressive book!

I did get a bit bogged down trying to keep all the characters straight – and even more confused on how they were all interconnected. I should have created a chart, but by the time I realized I needed a little extra help, I was in too deep to sort it all out. Also, I felt like the book was a little long and could have been edited down a bit. By the time I got to the ending, I had lost a significant amount of my initial investment. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Currently Reading:

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📖 How to Be an Antiracist by: Ibram X. Kendi

Just a few more chapters to go in this one. It is beyond educational; I have learned A LOT! There are certain issues Kendi brings up that I can’t wait to explore more thouroghly.

📱 *** Majesty (American Royals, #2) by: Katharine McGee

This one doesn’t release until September 1, 2020, but I couldn’t wait to dive in. It showed up at the perfect time because it seems like a lot of my June reading month hasI’m  been really heavy books. I needed something lighter and visiting the American Royals again is perfect. I really enjoyed the first book in this series (American Royals) and have immediately fell back into the story with this one, though I’m only about 30% in. Unless something major happens, this will be a book I highly recommend!

(#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.)

4 thoughts on “My Week in Books {6/24/20}

  1. so glad you enjoyed Girl, Woman, Other! I tried reading it last year but ended up DNFing it, but I’m going to try reading it again this year because I recently read and LOVED one of Evaristo’s other novels, Mr. Loverman!

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