As the Springtime hustle and bustle opens up to hopefully more relaxing days in summer, I relied mostly on audiobooks this month. My May Reading Wrap-Up consisted on seven audiobooks, one ebook and two print books. I also read equal parts fiction and nonfiction. A few of the books I read have been on my TBR for a while so I’m glad the audio version gave me another avenue for reading them. And I’m glad to report that all of the narrators, whether they were the author(s) or a voice actor were top notch!
May Reading Wrap-Up
- The Blood Trials by N.E. Davenport: An awesome sci-fi adventure with a strong heroine whom I’m excited to follow in the next book, The Blood Trials.
- Promise Boys by Nick Brooks: Definitely check out the all-cast audiobook for this charter school YA mystery and thriller. Definitely could be a movie or TV show.
- A Day With No Words by Tiffany Hammond: Check out my review!
- Don’t Call Me a Hurricane by Ellen Hagan: A YA novel-in-verse about a girl fighting climate change and dealing with trauma she experienced in a hurricane.
- Black Earth Wisdom: Soulful Conversations with Black Environmentalists by Leah Penniman: This book is packed with wisdom about Black history and present-day activism and its connection to environmentalism. It reframes the narrative of how Black people have been and are prominent in the environmentalist movement.
- You Were Made for This Moment: Courage for Today and Hope for Tomorrow by Max Lucado: Using the Book of Esther as a framework for discussing challenging times. Love the narrator for Lucado’s books, he really gives life to his stories.
- Anxious for Nothing: Finding Calm in a Chaotic World by Max Lucado: Loved this one that connects Biblical teaching and scripture to dealing with anxiety.
- Marriage Be Hard by Kevin and Melissa Fredericks: Hilarious and poignant, this couple makes some valid points about marriage and discusses an angle that I don’t usually get to here about.
- Black Oak by Harold Green III: Enjoyed listening to this audiobook of poetry about prominent Black men. If you read Black Roses, definitely check this one out too.
- En Comunidad: Lessons for Centering the Voices and Experiences of Bilingual Latinx Students by Carla España and Luz Yadira Herrera: A key text for educators on the topic of translanguaging and making an inclusive learning environment for Latinx students.