Diverse reads & to be reads of the week #15

Okay, let’s start this post by me saying: please don’t laugh at me.

Why would you laugh? Oh well, it might have something to do with that fact that I read one (1) book this week… I don’t know, just a guess. To make it more obvious for you, that one book wasn’t even a novel, but a poetry collection, so it’s not like it took me days to read it. And it’s not even a poetry collection I haven’t read before…

Yes, okay, so I read Crush again, so what.

On the plus side, my friends request question on goodreads is “what good diverse book can you rec me?”, so I do have some things to make you aware of this week!

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Diverse reads of the week

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Crush by Richard Siken

My review been the same for the last year:

i wish i could read it for the first time again i say but what i mean is i wish i could read it without crying for once

anyway it’s cool how u can pretty much know for sure that a person is straight™ if they claim they 1) don’t understand why blood & death r such a prominent theme in those poems and/or 2) didn’t find any deeper meaning in them

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Diverse to be reads of the week

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Chelate by Jay Besemer

  • poetry collection
  • trans author
  • about transitioning while heavily sick

 

 

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The Emissary by Yōko Tawada

  • Japanese author
  • takes place in Japan
  • a dystopian setting
  • but a funny, light novel

 

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Abbott, vol. 1 by Saladin Ahmed

  • graphic novel
  • Arab-American writer
  • MC is a Black woman
  • about police brutality & corruption
  • with supernatural elements

 

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A Crown of Wishes (The Star-Touched Queen #2) by Roshani Chokshi

  • Indian mythology inspired world
  • ownvoices
  • hate to love trope

 

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It’s not a lot, this week, I know, but I’m doing my best here!

I had a very busy week at work & so I barely had time to sit down and rest, let alone read. :<<<

Hopefully I will have more cool titles for y’all next Sunday!!

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9 Replies to “Diverse reads & to be reads of the week #15”

  1. Every Sunday is an add-another-book-recommended-by-Anna-to-my-TBR-day for me. But seriously, thanks for these recommendations! I can’t wait to read Crush.

    (One more week until you’re (hopefully) free to read to your heart’s content again. 💗)

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    1. that’s the best compliment in the world!! i rly hope u will love crush as much as i do, it’s honestly one of my all time fav poetry collections!!

      (fingers crossed!! it’s what i deserve!)

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