Hey everyone, and welcome to a surprise Wednesday post!
Today I’m going to be talking about what I finished reading, what I’m currently reading, and what I’m thinking of reading soon!
Originally, this was hosted by A Daily Rhythm but has been revived by Sam from Taking on a World of Words. I found out about it after seeing Willow Writes and Reads‘ post last week, and I wanted to try posting a bit more on here than once a week, so this seemed like the perfect way to start!
Anyways, let’s get into the post!
What I’ve recently read:
Recently, I finished reading Darkness Comes at Dawn by Francina Simone, which is the second book in the Guardian’s Trilogy. This is a YA Urban Fantasy, that was a quick read for me, and it also took a darker turn plot-wise in comparison to The Keeper’s Vow, which I really enjoyed. Another aspect of the book I liked was how Simone used the strained relations between vampires, werewolves, witches, humans and guardians to reflect the issues of racism in the real world.
I also finished reading Blackballed: The Black Vote and US Democracy by Darryl Pinckney, which I talked about in more detail in my post Reading Update: 7/17/2020. Overall, I thought it was a good read for learning more about the history of voting for Black Americans in the United States, but it did take me longer to finish, as I kept losing interest. However, I read a bit more of Pinckney’s writing, and enjoyed it, so I would be interested in checking out more of his stuff, even though this book wasn’t my favorite. There are also more great resources for those who are interested in doing further research on the topic of voting and democracy for Black American’s included.
What I’m currently reading:
I’m currently reading two books:
Ache by Lillian Olson, which is a poetry collection that I’ve been reading before bed when I haven’t been able to focus as much. So far, I’ve been enjoying the Olson’s writing style, the themes of her collection and the more long form poetry.
An Unkindness of Ghosts by Rivers Solomon is a Sci-Fi book that takes place on a ship which reflects the Antebellum South, and explores the themes of slavery and gender identity. I’m about six chapters in, and it’s been a good read so far, as the plot is moving at a good pace, and I like exploring the world through Aster’s perspective.
What I plan on reading:
As of right now, these are four of the books I’ve been thinking of reading once I’m done with Ache and An Unkindness of Ghosts. HOWEVER… I am a mood reader, so by the time I’m finished with what I’m currently reading, I might be in the mood to read a completely different set of books 😂
Let me know what you’ve been reading down below! Or have you just finished a really good book? Feel free to share 🙂
On that note, have a good rest of your week and I will see you Friday with a new post!
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