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1. Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi
Those that read my posts regularly would know I’m obsessed with this book and I haven’t read a single word in it 😂😂😂 This book is about Nigerian culture and magic.
However, in the blurb, it seems Orisha is a place. According to the Yoruba language, Orisha stands for Yoruba gods and goddesses. I hope it’s a mistake and that she wrote a non-ignorant book about Nigeria.
2. Love, Hate and Other Filters by Samira Ahmed
This is a story about an Indian-American Muslim girl who faces Islamophobia in her community due to a horrific crime done hundreds of miles away. She’s also torn between the world her mother wants for her and the one she wants for herself.
I’ve wanted to read this for ages and I haven’t gotten around to it yet. There’s a pretty bad review about this book from a Muslim teen reviewer on Goodreads but I’m clinging to my hope (as frayed as it is)
3. The Astonishing Colour of After by Emily X.R Pan
This book is about a half Asian and half white girl who believes in magic and goes on a search to find her mother whom she believes changed to a bird when she committed suicide.
I want to read it because…magic (duh!). There’s also best friend romance and family! I love books that center around a loving family.
4. Let’s Talk About Love by Claire Kann
This is about an asexual woman who meets a guy she likes at her job and begins developing feelings for him after promising herself she wouldn’t date.
I want to read this because of the asexual rep. There are barely any books out there about asexuality. Added to that, this is an ace WOC?? That’s very unheard of and I want to get my hands on a copy! I hope the rep is written well.
5. You’ll Miss Me When I’m Gone by Rachel Lynn Solomon
This book is about twins (Adina and Tovah); one is a viola prodigy and the other is on her way to study medicine at John Hopkins University. However, when both twins test for Huntington’s, a rare degenerative disease that steals control of the body and mind and that affected their mother, it’s discovered that one twin has it and the other doesn’t. They must decide if their relationship is worth saving and how exactly to do that.
I want this book first and foremost because I’m a twin! Also, my twin sister and I are quite like Adina and Tovah. My sister is a very artistic person and I’m more of the bookish type. I would like to read a book in which estranged twins like us come together and accept each other. In a way, it would be like reading about me. Also, I’ve heard that this book has awesome Jewish rep and that’s very commendable.
Tyler Johnson was Here by Jay Coles
This is a contemporary much like The Hate You Give about a guy, Martin who’s trying to come to terms with what justice and freedom really mean after his brother is shot dead by a police officer at a party the police raid.
This is a book that is sure to challenge racism, gun violence and police brutality. It would be an amazing, empowering read.
A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L’Engle
In my 2018 Reading and Blogging Resolutions, I mentioned that I wanted to read five classics. After watching the trailer to the movie of this book, I’ve decided that I need to read this book before the movie comes out.
This book is a middle grade/ children’s book–I saw YA on Goodreads and it’s frankly confusing–about the adventure of three children (Meg, Calvin and Charles Wallace) who go on a search for Meg and Charles’ father who disappeared while experimenting with time travel.
And I’m done!!
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