Shout by Laurie Halse Anderson
Published by Viking on March 12th, 2019
Genres: Poetry, Memoir
“Censorship is the child of fear
the father of ignorance
and the desperate weapon of fascists everywhere.”
Blood Water Paint by Joy McCullough
Published by Dutton Books for Young Readers on March 6th, 2018
Genres: Historical Fiction, Poetry
These women who dare
by your body
will never have
an ounce of your worth.”
For Every One by Jason Reynolds
Published by Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books on April 10th, 2018
“Dreams don’t have timelines, deadlines, and aren’t always in straight lines.”
We’re halfway through the year! Isn’t that wild?
June was another great month. The Raptors won the NBA championships and I’ve never seen Toronto vibrate with that kind of energy; I attended my first wedding in my friend group; I met Fredrik Backman and he signed my copy of Beartown; and I got approved for some ARCs that I never thought I’d get!
As for reading? It definitely wasn’t my most successful month, but I was lucky enough to read some fantastic ARCs!
Here’s what I read in June:
Shame is an Ocean I Swim Across by Mary Lambert
Published by Feiwel & Friends on October 23rd, 2018
“I looked over the boat at my reflection in the water.
I looked kind of happy
for someone who was drowning.”
April was a crazy month! I travelled to San Francisco for work and took a week off after to spend time with family. I also went to Chicago for the first time to visit some friends and to explore the Windy City.
It was also the beginning of my blog taking off! I started getting approved for ARCs, which was a huge step for me. I couldn’t believe I got approved for some of this year’s highly anticipated releases.
And I still managed to read quite a bit. I didn’t end up tackling as much of my April TBR as I would’ve liked, but I still read some amazing books and kept up with my reading goals.
I read mostly books my female and POC authors, and I also achieved my goal of reading one non-fiction book.
Here’s what I read in April:
If They Come For Us by Fatimah Asghar
Published by One World on June 26th, 2018
“he’s not my president but I live
in a country whose sun is war
we keep rotating around its warmth
our faces, sun-kissed, each & every morning.”
The Mermaid’s Voice Returns in This One by Amanda Lovelace
Published by Andrews McMeel Publishing on March 5th, 2019
“a chorus of mermaids cried out to her then, ‘DON’T BE AFRAID TO SING. BELT IT OUT.
YOUR VOICE COULD SINK SPACESHIPS.'”
Here it goes. I’m about to expose myself as someone who spends way too much money on books. Anyone who says money can’t buy happiness has clearly never been to a bookstore before. So here are the books that I bought in March!