Reading project, week ending 6 Sep 2020

What have I read this week?

I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness by Austin Channing Brown

This is a nonfiction book, the story of the author growing up and living and working as a black woman in the United States. I found it really interesting, and sad, and somewhat empowering. I didn’t really resonate with the author’s faith, as I’m not myself a believer, but the book was passionate and inspiring, and I would definitely read more by this author.

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Reading project, week ending 9 Aug 2020

What have I read this week?

The Cabin at the End of the World by Paul Tremblay

This is a novel about a young girl named Wen and her two fathers. They are on holiday in a remote cabin when four people arrive insisting they have to make a terrible choice. I didn’t like this; it was just horrible.

Beethoven Was One-sixteenth Black by Nadine Gordimer

This is a collection of short stories. I didn’t like these; I couldn’t get into them and didn’t finish the book.

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Reading project, week ending 26 Jul 2020

What have I read this week?

Missing by Kelley Armstrong

This is a YA novel about a girl named Winter who lives in a small rural town. I enjoyed this; it was a fun read and the characters were interesting.

Forest of Ruin (Age of Legends Book 3) by Kelley Armstrong

This is a fantasy novel about twin sisters Moria and Ashyn who have powers over the spirits of the dead. I enjoyed this; it was a good conclusion to the series and a fun read.

Critical Race Theory: An Introduction by Richard Delgado and Jean Stefancic

This is a nonfiction book which is an introduction to critical race theory. It discusses how CRT arose, the main players, and what it is. I found this really interesting and quite accessibly written and would definitely recommend it to anyone who is interested in CRT specifically, or race-based critiques in general.

The Orphans of Raspay by Lois McMaster Bujold

This is a fantasy novella about a man named Penric, a priest who is possessed by a demon named Desdemona. I enjoyed this; it’s a fun read and I like the characters and the world.

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Reading project, week ending 19 Jul 2020

What have I read this week? Just one.

Betrayals (The Cainsville Series Book Four) by Kelley Armstrong

This is a fantasy novel about Olivia, Ricky and Gabriel, who are avatars of an ancient doomed romantic triangle. In this incarnation, Olivia must choose between the two men. I quite enjoyed this; it’s an easy read and the characters are quite compelling. I’d definitely read more in the series.

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