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!
Diverse reads of the week
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
Diverse to be reads of the week
Chelate by Jay Besemer
- poetry collection
- trans author
- about transitioning while heavily sick
The Emissary by Yōko Tawada
- Japanese author
- takes place in Japan
- a dystopian setting
- but a funny, light novel
Abbott, vol. 1 by Saladin Ahmed
- graphic novel
- Arab-American writer
- MC is a Black woman
- about police brutality & corruption
- with supernatural elements
A Crown of Wishes (The Star-Touched Queen #2) by Roshani Chokshi
- Indian mythology inspired world
- hate to love trope
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!!