I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings – Maya Angelou (Ballantine Books, 2015)
Me and White Supremacy – Layla F. Saad (Sourcebooks, 2020)
Five Wives – Joan Thomas (Harper Collins Canada, 2019)
Tokyo Ueno Station – Yu Miri (Riverhead Books, 2020) (translated from the Japanese by Morgan Giles)
Children of Blood and Bone – Tomi Adeyemi (Henry Holt, 2018)
Sisters – Daisy Johnson (Riverhead Books, 2020)
God in My Everything – Ken Shigematsu
If I Had Two Wings – Randall Kenan
Books Read: 60/100
Books Reviewed: 54/75
Current TBR: 176 (previously 174)
Summer is not traditionally a great reading time for me. Being away from home doesn’t usually translate into extra reading time at this stage of my life (ie. as a mom to little kids). And while we’re not doing any big trips this year, we camped twice in July and spent lots of time outside. I sneak reading in when I can and overall I’m satisfied with a total of 6 books for this summer month.
ARCS – I have an e-ARC copy of Between Inca Walls waiting for me that I plan to start as soon as I finish If I Had Two Wings. As for my hardcopy ARCs, I skipped ahead to read Sisters because I was so excited about it. I still need to read The Big Door Prize, The Party Upstairs, and He Must Like You, all of which came out in July. None of my hardcopy ARCs have August pub dates so that buys me a bit of time.
My next non-fiction read will be Halfbreed by Maria Campbell. I’m slowly working my way through God in My Everything so I don’t foresee more non-fiction in August than those two.
My most recent library books are Radicalized by Cory Doctorow and A Clockwork Orange. Radicalized is currently a contender for Canada Reads 2020 so I hope to read that soon. A Clockwork Orange has been on my TBR for years but I might delay my library hold rather than read it this month.