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Three Books I’m Looking Forward to Reading

Hello and happy Monday!


Confession: I am behind schedule in reading Humankind


My husband’s brother invited us to join his family to form a covid-19 social bubble, and we were like, YAS we’ll be right there. 




Our niece and nephew (ages 4 and 6) were jazzed to see us, and we were stoked to see them. We spent hours drawing with chalk, swimming in the pool, making silly noises, dancing up a storm, and eating Vietnamese takeout. 


I got no work done and it was glorious. 


Instead of my Monday Humankind read-along post, I’m sharing three books on my TBR (to-be-read) list. Here we go!



1. Thick by Tressie McMillan Cottom 


I’m looking forward to reading this book of essays because they are written by a Black woman, and I want to do my part listening to Black people as the movement for racial justice continues. I’ve read essays by plenty of women, but Cottom’s collection will diversify the voices I’ve read and offer a new perspective. 



2. A Burning by Megha Majumdar


I’m excited to read this debut novel that takes place in modern-day India. It’s centered around three characters, addresses complexities such as class, fate, corruption, and justice, and moves at the quick pace of a thriller. I anticipate once I pick this up it will be hard to put down. 



3. Bad Indians by Deborah A. Miranda 


When the library finally opened its doors for curbside checkout, this is the book I reserved. I’m partial to memoirs which makes this TBR a no-brainer. One thing I especially enjoy in memoir is the creativity authors use to structure their stories. This work combines elements of memoir with the author’s telling of her tribal history as a California Indian, weaving in oral histories, newspaper clippings, and poems. I’m curious to see how she brings them all together. 


What books are you excited to read? Share in the comments!


I’ll return to the Humankind read-along with Part 5 on Friday. Until then, happy reading!



 
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