Review #49 // Between the World and Me – Ta-Nehisi Coates



Coates discusses the idea of race and the problems with society in essays and letters to his son, bringing up names such as Trayvon Martin, Eric Garner, and Michael Brown.

Why this book?: I’d heard about this book from one of my many English teachers. I knew our library had just gotten a copy, so while I was in there chatting with the librarians, I decided to snatch the copy, and get educated on race.


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7 Recent Diverse Reads that Blew Me Away


Ever since the news got out of an extremely racist book being published (See Mason’s review here), I’ve been actively trying to read more diversely and supporting #OwnVoices authors. While all of these may not be #OwnVoices, here’s a list of 7 books that I’ve read that personally blew me away, and that you all need to try.

(By the time this post is public, this list will probably be doubled. Or tripled.)

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Best Books of 2016

the-book-deviantsAccording to Goodreads, I’ve officially read 70 books in the year of 2016! Not my best, but certainly not my worst! I’m also very happy to say that, in the latter half of the year, I read so many diverse reads that this list may have gotten long. This was also the year that I started this blog! I’ll try and keep my explanations short, but there’s no promise to a limit.

(These books aren’t necessarily published in 2016, but just books that I’ve read and enjoyed!)

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