Well, I’ll just say thank goodness June is over! June was not a productive reading month for me. I fell into a bit of a slump and only read one book that really blew me away, so I’m ready to turn my back on June and look to July’s roster of reading!
Let’s take a look:
Book Riot’s Read Harder Challenge 2019:
Prison Poems – Mahvash Sabet: This book fulfills the “Book Written in Prison” prompt. I’m really excited to read this one. I love poetry and this book is written by an Iranian woman who practices the Baha’i faith, like me, so I’m really curious to read what she has written.
Convenience Store Woman – Sayaka Murata: This book is my replacement for the “Translated Book Written by and/or Translated by a Woman” prompt. It shall fill the void left by Mina and I certainly hope it’s better! It has to be, really. Nothing can hurt me as much as Mina did.
Reading Women Challenge 2019 books:
Prodigal Summer – Barbara Kingsolver: This work will satisfy the “book set in Appalachia” prompt for this challenge. I think it’s only fitting to read a book with summer in the title during the summer! I hope this book is good. I’ve never read anything by this author before.
Her Body and Other Parties – Carmen Maria Machado: This work will satisfy the ” Lambda Literary Award Winner” prompt for this challenge. It’s a collection of stories and I’ve heard it’s a bit creepy, so I’m curious and intrigued.
ARC of the Month:
Color Me In – Natasha Diaz: I was approved for this ARC soooo long ago, but I kept putting it off because I had other ARCs that had sooner publication dates. Well, now it’s finally time to read this book! It’s a coming of age story with lots of hard hitting issues, like racism and religious intolerance, so I’m ready to be smacked with the power this book is supplying.
My TBR Picks:
All the Ever Afters – Danielle Teller: This sounds like a really interesting book! It’s a retelling of Cinderella, but from the perspective of the stepmother, and supposedly she’s not evil! We’ll see!
I might end up reading more books from my TBR, but for now, I’m going to be a bit more conservative and focus on my challenge books.
What books are you reading this month?
If you’ve read any books from my list, let me know what you think! Do you have any of these selections on your TBR? Let me know in the comments!
It’s another month of reading dangerously and I hope I’m up to the challenge!