Wednesday, July 15, 2020

What I Read July

I managed to read 3 books from Modern Mrs Darcy's Summer Reading Guide. All of them were great summer reads and bit on the quirky side. I think I got my reading mojo back! I am linking up Modern Mrs Darcy's Quick Lit. Check out what everyone is reading.

Tell Me Three Things by Julie Buxbaum

I didn't move during High School and I wish someone would have anonymously offered to be my guide though it wouldn't of been through text or email.  I liked this book. There is a lot of relatable stuff teenage and otherwise. This book was on Modern Mrs Darcy's Summer Reading Guide

This book will have you looking at all the signs. This quirky romance was an interesting read. This book was on Modern Mrs Darcy's Summer Guide. I kept looking at signs everywhere and noticing the lettering. I follow several lettering people on Instagram. I found it fascinating. I follow Stefan Kunz on Instagram who is amazing at lettering. I have done quite a bit of chalkboard lettering

The Redhead by the Side of the Road by Anne Tyler

This one was a quickie which was good as my e-book was about to expire. How can you not love a character whose business is called the "Tech Hermit".

The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead
This has been sitting on my TBR pile for a while. Nonna passed it on to me. In some ways it is a hard read. The setting is based on a real reform school that operated for 111 years and it deals with how blacks are treated differently. This book unfortunately is closer to truth than fiction.  I didn't see the last twist at the end coming. Despite the atrocities written about the story is so compelling I kept reading. It was just announced the Colson Whitehead is to be  awarded the Library of Congress Award.

I read Dreamland Burning back in 2018(my review). I guess I am revisiting this book because it was pointed out that this was written by a white writer.  I have always read a book because it was a good story. I have given zero consideration in the past of the author's race.  Tulsa is a story that needs to be told and it is going to take all of us to tell it. Before I read this book I was really unaware of the Tulsa Race Massacre. I think I called it a race riot in m review but it truly was a race massacre. I know if I had read this in 2020 I would have probably had some different insights. I might of even considered the own author's bias(privilege?).

1 comment:

  1. I so loved The Nickel Boys- as difficult as it was to read!