I hope you all had a very nice weekend. I had to do a bit of work over the weekend but we relaxed watching The Five and more of House Hunters International. We imagine living in other countries and discovering new places and food. Can you tell I’m totally missing our annual travels? Right now we would be counting down the days but I guess we’ll just have to wait until next year.
On the book front, I finished We Need to Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver. You guys have to read this! Even though you know what is going to happen it is still disturbing. I didn’t quite know what I wanted to read after but I made the right choice by starting I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter by Erika Sanchez, which I recently purchased. So far, this is turning out to be a winner.
Also, while scrolling Instagram I heard about #BlackoutBestsellerlist. Amistad Books, the oldest publisher dedicated to publishing multicultural voices, is encouraging readers to purchase two books by black writers during the week of Sunday, June 14 through Saturday, June 20th. The goal is to Blackout bestseller lists with Black voices. If possible, also don’t forget to support Black-owned bookstores. I already placed an order with Black Pearl Books.
Finally, what are some summer reading events you’re participating in this summer? I know Women in Translation (WIT) is in August but are there other read-a-longs or events you are looking forward to? Let me know and maybe I’ll join in too. Alright so that’s it for now. Hope you all have a great start of the week!