The biggest perk of being at home all the time and never leaving my house again (crying) is that I can read SO much more than I did before when I was commuting over 3 hours every single day. I’m a little late to the party, but I wanted to share the books I read in June. I will add that all of these were books I read using an e-reader with the Libby andHoopla apps while my library was closed.
These Ghosts Are Family by Maisy Chard
I love a family drama, in fact they’re probably my favorite stories to read. This one took the cake. No drama could ever match up to the one that Maisy Chard dreamt up in her debut novel. I’m still trying to make sense of the ending, but overall a really good read.
Prelude to Bruise by Saeed Jones
I don’t read poetry as often as I’d like to, admittedly. But I’ve been following Saeed for so long on Twitter and hadn’t gotten around to reading any of his books. So I checked this one out of the online library and well, it was absolutely beautiful.
Stonewall: Breaking Out in the Fight for Gay Rights by Ann Bausum
When I was at the office (many months ago now) I worked a few blocks away from the Stonewall Inn. I even marched by it during NYC Pride a few years ago. But I didn’t know all of the details of its history and significance. This book was a good start, and definitely gave way to further exploration on the fight for LGBTQ+ rights.
Obviously: Stories from My Timeline by Akilah Hughes
A while back I replaced my daily news briefing podcast with What a Day, co-hosted by Akilah Hughes. When I saw she had a memoir I picked it up right away. It was a fun read, and I walked away feeling like if I had known Akilah back in my Tumblr days we probably could’ve been friends.
That’s all for June. I wish Pizza Hut still gave away free pizzas for reading all summer because I would be having a little pizza party (masks are required, though).
I’m on Goodreads if you want to follow along my reading journey.
What are you reading? What should I add to my summer reading list?