I still want to be highlighting Black authors and Black stories, but because it’s also Pride month. So let’s get queer up in here!
Haven’t had one of these in a while.
Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past few weeks, you are aware of the protests around the United States—and the world—after the death of George Floyd at the hand of four police officers. These protest are highlighting the police brutality in our country, more specifically within the Black community.
This has been an emotional week and I hope you are all doing your part to help combat racism, while still staying safe—still in a pandemic! Here is the link for The Bail Project helping people who are arrested from protests around the country.
“Salvation is certainly among the reasons I read. Reading and writing have always pulled me out of the darkest experiences in my life. Stories have given me a place in which to lose myself. They have allowed me to remember. They have allowed me to forget. They have allowed me to imagine different endings and better possible worlds.” – Roxane Gay
Is this just another excuse to tell you to stay inside? Only partly.
While there is no plus side to COVID-19 and the scary, horrible world we’re living in right now, the content being released is pretty incredible.
A great example of how TV series book adaptations are far superior to film.
Total Number of Books: 20! (a personal best)
Total Number of Pages: 6,537
Favorite (New) Read of the Month: Normal People by Sally Rooney