I started my summer off with an awesome Black romance novel and I plan to continue on that route. Last year was #HotReadsSummer, this year’s theme is #BlackSummerLove. The month of June was not an intensive reading one, but I did tackle a few good ones for this June Reading Wrap-Up. I’ve already started my July TBR list, so I’m hoping I will have some dedicated time to get some more reading in.
June Reading Wrap-up: What I Read and What I Thought
- Love Radio by Ebony LaDelle: A YA romance between a Detroit DJ and an aspiring writer. Pub Date: May 31, 2022. This book was fantastic! It is hilarious and charming. I even have a new favorite character now. Love Radio by Ebony LaDelle is Black YA Romance Royalty
- Octavia Butler’s Parable of the Sower Adapted by Damian Duffy and John Jennings: A dystopian novel of America’s future in which environmental and economic crises lead to social chaos. Pub Date: Jan. 28, 2020. I’m a little traumatized from reading this one. But I don’t know if I would be less disturbed if I had read the original first or not. Butler’s plot hits way close to home right now and I was shook. Review: Parable of the Sower Graphic Novel
- Powwow Day by Traci Sorrell. A little girl returns to her community powwow after a long bout of illness. Pub Date: Feb. 8, 2022. This book shares a lot of info about powwows, but it also showcases the frustrations of childhood illness. I learned a lot. Children’s Book Review: Powwow Day by Traci Sorell
- The Family Garden Plan by Melissa K. Norris. A gardening book for those who are interested in learning more about growing kitchen garden that will feed their family. Pub Date: Jan. 7, 2020. I’ve been a gardener for a while, I found lots of info to try out in my garden. It was a solid read and resource.
Check out the other books from my June Reading Hopefuls List. June Reading Goals: Summer Love is in the Air