4.5 Bubble Teas, Alice Oseman, Contemporary, HarperCollins Children’s Books, LGBTQIA, Review, Young Adult

Loveless by Alice Oseman

Loveless by Alice Oseman

Published by HarperCollins Children’s Books on July 20th, 2020

Genres: Contemporary, LGBTQIA+, Young Adult

Pages: 435

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“Give your friendships the magic you would give a romance. Because they’re just as important. Actually, for us, they’re way more important.”


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Review

August 2020 TBR

Frankly, I’m embarrassed by my reading habits lately. I’m just not reading as much. Yes, I’m still playing a lot of Animal Crossing, but I just haven’t been in the mood to read. I’ve been filling my free time with YouTube, streaming services, and social media.

I’m going to try hard to get back into reading this month. But I’m not going to put too much pressure on myself by creating an insane TBR.

So here’s my very achievable TBR for August:

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4.5 Bubble Teas, Aminatou Sow, Ann Friedman, Feminism, Friendship, Memoir, Non-Fiction, Review, Simon & Schuster

Big Friendship: How We Keep Each Other Close by Aminatou Sow and Ann Friedman

Big Friendship: How We Keep Each Other Close by Aminatou Sow and Ann Friedman

Published by Simon & Schuster on July 17th, 2020

Genres: Feminism, Friendship, Memoir, Non-Fiction

Pages: 256

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“We can learn so much about someone by the way they talk about their friends.”


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4 Bubble Teas, Brittney Cooper, Essays, Feminism, Non-Fiction, Race, Review, St. Martin's Press

Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower by Brittney Cooper

Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower by Brittney Cooper

Published by St. Martin’s Press on February 20th, 2018

Genres: Essays, Feminism, Non-Fiction, Race

Pages: 288

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“When I talk about owning eloquent rage as your superpower, it comes with the clear caveat that not everyone is worth your time or your rage.”


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4 Bubble Teas, Candice Carty-Williams, Contemporary, Fiction, Gallery/Scout Press, Review

Queenie by Candice Carty-Williams

Queenie by Candice Carty-Williams

Published by Gallery/Scout Press on March 19th, 2019

Genres: Contemporary, Fiction

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“The road to recovery is not linear. It’s not straight. It’s a bumpy path, with lots of twists and turns. But you’re on the right track.”


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Wrap Up

June 2020 Wrap Up

Well, I didn’t adhere to my June 2020 TBR picks. And that’s totally fine! I’m actually happy with the books that I read this month.

I’m a person of colour, but I’m not Black. And I needed a wake up call as to how I was doing as an ally. And the short answer is that I wasn’t doing enough. The fact of the matter is most of us aren’t.

But I hope that you’re keeping engaged with what’s going on in the world. If you have the means, please donate your money. If you’re in good health, please donate your time at protests. If you have the time, please educate yourself by reading literature by Black authors. Put in the work.

Now here’s what I read in June: a collection of books written by fantastic Black authors and authors of colour.

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5 Bubble Teas, Ibram X. Kendi, Memoir, Non-Fiction, One World, Race, Review

How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi

How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi

Published by One World on August 13th, 2019

Genres: Memoir, Non-Fiction, Race

Pages: 305

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“The gift of seeing myself as Black instead of being colorblind is that it allows me to clearly see myself historically and politically as being antiracist, as a member of the interracial body striving to accept and equate and empower racial difference of all kinds.”


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