Happy July! I don’t know about you but I simply can not believe that we have made it through half of the year. Where in the world has the time gone?
It’s been a long time since I’ve posted a TBR. The reality is I really don’t like TBRs because I feel that puts a lot of undue pressure and stress on me. However, I’m really excited about this TBR. I’ve been in a wanting to read horror kind of mood lately and having said that I’ve decided to satisfy that want, that need with an entire month dedicated to scary/spooky reads.
When I was deciding on the books to read for this month, I wanted to make sure that it had a mix of BIPOC authors. And, without further adieu, let’s jump into my July TBR. Continue reading
Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. I am pretty proud of myself because I only added 1 book since December.
Ten Most Recent Additions to My Bookshelf
I’ve seen this book challenge around for a while now and traced it back to Classy x Book Reviews. It seemed like a fun challenge to do, until I started going through my TBR. I have a fairly sizeable TBR and it is out of control. I have hundreds of books and it seems that nearly half of them are unread.
Having said that, this challenge should be a real eye opener of what I’m going to read or not going to read. I feel a purge coming on.
Most Memorable Books
- The Awakening by Kate Chopin made the memorable list and not because it was one that I enjoyed. Well, I liked it, right up until the end and then it crashed and burned.
- American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang is a graphic novel I read a few months ago about a Chinese American boy who wants to fit in. There are 3 seemingly unrelated tales. Yang weaves a tale that is funny, poignant and on some levels sad. It’s a tale about learning to love and accept who you are.
- American Street by Ibi Zoboi is an immigrant story with a bit of magiIcal realism. Fabiola and her mother board a plane from Haiti to Chicago. Her mother ends up detained by Immigration and Fabiola must learn to navigate a new country, a new city, relatives she doesn’t know and her first boyfriend.
Books Still on My TBR
Happy New Year! I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season. Our first Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.
Most Anticipated Book Releases for the First Half of 2020
Can you believe this is the last Top Ten Tuesday of 2019? This year has been filled with a lot highs and a lot of lows and in between those highs and lows, I was able to get a little bit of reading done.
This week’s Top Ten Tuesday, which is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl, is
Favorite Books I Read In 2019