Spring Cleaning With Audiobooks

Posted April 1, 2024 by Richetta in Book Themes, Monthly Wrap-up / 0 Comments

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March Reading Wrap-up

It’s not an April Fools Day joke, but I am actually posting my March Reading Wrap-Up on time for once. I’m still enjoying audiobooks as one of my main ways to consume books. They especially kept me going during my spring cleaning projects. I think I also found a new favorite narrator and poet with Hannah V. Sawyerr in All The Fighting Parts. I read a variety of verse novels, graphic novels and historical non-fiction, along with lots of children’s books. Most of the books I read this month were inspired by encounters with my bookshelf and Libby. However, I am still reading a few from my March reading list that I hope to finish in April.

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What I Read

  • Safe Passage by G. Neri and illustrated by David Brame: Awesome graphic novel. My kids and I fought over who could read it first. A tense journey through Southside Chicago when three kids venture off the Safe Passage route on the way to school. Young Readers Will Devour the Fast-Paced Safe Passage by G. Neri
  • Louder Than Hunger by John Schu: A touching and heartbreaking verse novel about mental health and illness. It follows a young man’s journey as he battles anorexia and must complete a residential treatment program.
  • The Afro-Indigenous History of the United States by Kyle T. Mays: I love this historian’s voice. It is refreshing, real and modern. I learned a lot about the connections between African American and Indigenous communities.
  • The Making of Biblical Womanhood by Beth Allison Barr: I found her points extremely intriguing and the historical citations make me want to read more of her work. It’s interesting to look at the Bible from a historical context and perspective.
  • All the Fighting Parts by Hannah Sawyerr: One of my favorite books of the year. The author captures the main character’s voice so well in both words and narration. I love it when poets read their own work!
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Children’s Books

  • Basketball Town by Scott Rothman Children’s Basketball Books To Read for March Madness
  • Tacko Fall: To New Heights by Tacko Fall and Justin Haynes
  • Luigi the Spider Who Wanted to Be a Kitten by Michelle Knudsen
  • You’re So Amazing! by James and Lucy Catchpole
  • You Can Be a Good Friend by Taraji P. Henson
  • Overdue: The Misadventure of Bob the Book by Gloria Koster

Currently Reading

  • Tender Beasts by Liselle Sambury – I know the plot twist is going to knock me out of my seat.
  • James by Percivel Everett – Loving this audiobook and I already know I’m going to do a re-read.

What did you read this month?

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