May wasn’t the best reading month for me, I had finals and my mental health was suffering. I didn’t manage to read as much as I wanted but I still read a few. I’ll keep the wrap up portion pretty short, I won’t discuss each book in this post, I will link my reviews if you wish to know my thoughts!
Firstly, I listened to the audiobook of Sofia Khan is Not Obliged by Ayisha Malik
Rating: 3 Stars
Next, I finished The Kingdom by Jess Rothenberg
Rating: 3 Stars
Lastly, I finished *Beach Read by Emily Henry
Rating: 5 Stars
Here’s hoping I finally get out of my reading slump in June.
I will be posting my TBR soon, keep an eye out for that!
House of Earth and Blood by Sarah J Maas – After having to put this down for over a week I want to get back into this and finish it.
With everything going on with the #BlackLivesMatter movement, I’ve decided to prioritise Black authors this month so I can promote their books as much as possible. I have loads of books by Black authors I haven’t read so I will be trying to get through as many as possible this month!
Let Me Hear a Rhyme by Tiffany D. Jackson
I’d never heard of this book before seeing it on my library’s app; it was available right away so I borrowed it. The premise sounds intriguing and it is by a Black author, so perfect!
Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo
Another audiobook from my library. I requested this when it first came out last month and I’m still waiting for it to be available but it estimates June 24th, so hopefully, I’ll manage to finish it before June ends!
*Take a Hint, Dani Brown by Talia Hibbert
Sequel to Get a Life, Chloe Brown.
I am blessed that I have a NetGalley arc of this! I LOVED the first one (which I kinda wanna reread it before this?!) I cannot wait to read this one! This is one of my highly anticipated reads of 2020. I know it’s going to be a goodie!
(Plus, hello faking dating trope!)
Full Disclosure by Camryn Garrett
This is LGBT+ – perfect for pride month!
It features a HIV positive character, which I’ve never read about before, I’m looking forward to learning more about it.
Some other Black authored books I own that are potential reads:
The Fifth Season by N.K Jemisin
Queenie by Candice Carty-Williams
The Good Luck Girls by Charlotte Nicole Davis
With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo
Slay by Brittney Morris
The Book of Phoenix by Nnedi Okorafor
Queen of the Conquered by Kacen Callender (Audiobook)
Daughters of Nri by Reni K. Amayo (Audiobook)
The Killing Moon by N.K. Jemisin
Would love to know your thoughts on any of these if you’ve read them!
Check out my previous post for a list of UK charities to support Black people & equality in the UK.