I didn’t read my usual amount of books this month. The last week of July I ended up sick with Covid-19 but this was my first time getting Covid since the shutdown. So, while it felt like the flu with vampire sharp teeth, it was when we knew more about it and had vaccines against it. I’ll hopefully be able to catch up on my reading in August.
Fascinating gothic book!! It definitely makes me want to learn more about Mexico’s history because while I live in Texas, we only get propaganda about how great this state is.
This was a fun novel in the background and history aspect of the time period. It was interesting to read about the Victorian time period and social constructs, but the crime itself was pretty dragged out and repetitive after a while.
This is definitely one of my top reads of the year! It was a fascinating story with wonderful characters. Ford taking epigenetic inheritance to explore generational trauma and mental illness was so well done.
The book was an interesting way to combine scripture with race reconciliation. However, while it was well-written, it was pretty basic. As someone who has studied anti-racism for a few years now, I found most of what was said things I already know. The Book of Esther felt like a surface level reading as well. If someone is just starting out on their race reconciliation journey, I’d definitely recommend this as a starting point.
A fun, dystopian novel of if the space race was moved up after a meteor his the eastern seaboard of the United States. I definitely now that I’m in the minority as this is a highly rated, award-winning book. But I felt like the story was a bit dragged out, too many side characters and themes that left some plot holes in the end. Now, this might be resolved in the second book, but who knows. I’m still debating whether I’ll read the second book in the series.
I mean Audre Lorde is one of the best poets of the 20th century! Her poems should be read by everyone. They delve into topics of race, sexuality, intersectionality, and the world at whole.
This was a beautiful book about the history of the first Oxford English Dictionary. The main character, Esme, was fictional most everyone was a real person. It was great to see how the dictionary was created and the importance of words.
Top 3 Moods: Emotional, Reflective, & Light
2 Nonfiction; 7 Fiction
Top Genres: Contemporary & YA
Average Rating: 4.14
Top 3 Moods: Reflective, Emotional & Dark
1 Nonfiction; 10 Fiction
Top Genres: YA & Contemporary
Average Rating: 3.91
Top 3 Moods: Dark, Adventurous, Tense
2 Nonfiction; 8 Fiction
Top Genres: Fantasy & LGBTQIA+
Average Rating: 3.81
Top 3 Moods: Mysterious, Challenging, Reflective
1 Nonfiction; 10 Fiction
Top Genres: Literary & Mystery
Average Rating: 3.59
Top 3 Moods: Emotional, Reflective, Challenging
3 Nonfiction; 9 Fiction
Top Genres: LGBTQ+ & Young Adult
Average Rating: 4.1
Top 3 Moods: Reflective, Emotional, Lighthearted
1 Nonfiction; 8 Fiction
Top Genres: Romance & Classics
Average Rating: 3.94
Top 3 Moods: Emotional, Reflective, Dark
3 Nonfiction; 4 Fiction
Top Genres: Historical & Race
Average Rating: 3.93
Happy Reading Darlings!