Hello again honeybees! Back with another wrap up and I’m happy to say that this one will be longer than last month’s. I feel like I had a lot of time to read this month but I just didn’t? I ended up finishing The Circle, getting back into watching YouTube, and just daydreaming when I could’ve been reading. I don’t really regret it though because I still managed to read some great books and sometimes we just need to give our minds a break!
With that said and done, here’s all the books I read this month:
Disability Visibility edited by Alice Wong
I absolutely adored this collection of essays. As someone with a chronic illness, I got to see myself represented in a plethora of the essays and in the rest I got to see a different perspective and learned new things about other illnesses, disabilities, and the intersections of disability and race/gender/religion/etc. Even if you think you’re well versed in disability advocacy, I highly recommend reading this. I can almost guarantee you’ll walk away with something gained.
The Anthropocene Reviewed by John Green
I don’t speak on it as much as I used to but John Green is one of my favorite authors. He got me into YA and kept me reading. I’ve loved almost everything Green’s written (exception: Turtles All The Way Down) and I’m very happy to report that I enjoyed TAR just as much. Maybe I just missed John Green’s thoughts but it was lovely to hear his life and thoughts on different, usually obscure, things. This definitely isn’t for everyone, especially for people that aren’t over the moon about John Green’s writing.
We Are Here: Visionaries of Color Transforming the Art World by Jasmin Hernandez
This was a quick read full of QTBIPOC artists that are making waves in the art industry and I am all here for it! I loved reading the little interviews with each artist and getting to see their beautiful work. I’ve studied art in school on and off and it was so refreshing to see new faces and art styles being brought to the table. The representation and community within these pages was so comforting and entertaining. Loved seeing all of the talent in this book.
That’s all folx! I didn’t read as much as I wanted to but I enjoyed everything I did read, and that’s what matters! What did you read in May? Any new favorites? Anything you’d recommend? Let me know, I’d love to hear!
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