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How is your #HotReadsSummer going? Have you read a ton more books than usual? Or did you slow down a little amidst vacations, beach trips and seeing family that you have missed since last year? July was a month of attending to several major priorities for me. One of those was spending time with my family during some much needed downtime from work. So I was only able to get in one novel and that was read during a day trip in which I was blessed to be able to ride shotgun. There were a few high rollers that are still on my TBR list that include, Ace of Spades and The Poison Heart, but I plan to spread those out a little amongst my August and September TBR lists.
I’m also still reading two books that were on my original June list. I didn’t start She Memes Well until a few days ago, but it is funny! I am purposely taking it slow with The Word is Passed by Clint Smith so I can reflect as I read. It’s like going on a journey with him.
Here are my July reads:
Young Adult Fiction
📗Blackout by Dhonielle Clayton, Tiffany D. Jackson, Nic Stone, Ange Thomas, Ashley Woodfolk and Nicola Yoon(Loved it, Black teens deserve it) Amazon | Bookshop
📗The Power of Style: How Fashion and Beauty Are Being Used To Reclaim Cultures by Christian Allaire (awesome fashion from BIPOC perspective) Amazon | Bookshop
📗The Big Book of Kombucha: Brewing, Flavoring, and Enjoying the Health Benefits of Fermented Tea by Hannah Krum and Alex LaGory (I recently started making my own kombucha. I’m into this kind of thing what can I say 🤷🏽♀️)Amazon | Bookshop
Both of these debut this month. They are not #ownvoices, but Black and Brown children are the main characters.
I’m excited to announce that I will be a Round 1 Judge on the Graphic Novels panel for the 202…