So it's not really required reading (heavens knows, I have enough of that as a university student), but a weekly feature where I share the love by showcasing posts that I have read that inspired me/made me laugh/were thought provoking, etc. I also do a weekly recap to reflect on my bookish week.
I didn’t manage to write and post ANY reviews this week… Look for some this coming week though!
Last week I linked up to a variety of posts on the topic of race in YA literature and the underrepresentation of persons of color (and just a general lack of diversity regarding race, sexual orientation, etc.). These two blogs are a bit dated, but they offer great resources for readers interested in choosing books with diverse characters and topics: Diversity in YA, and Diversify Your Reading.
June is Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month in the United States (I don’t know if we dedicated the entire month for LGBTQ Pride in Canada, but Pride Week is June 22-July 1) and a variety of bloggers are posting about it and hosting events.
- Author Malinda Lo is hosting YA Pride Month which will feature essays, author interviews, giveaways, and conversations.
Vicky over at Books, Biscuits and Tea wrote a very moving review titled Saved by Cake – and how Marian helped me cope with anxiety. It was fascinating to read how baking helped Vicky so much! Another example of the power of books!!
If you are feeling nostalgic or are just interested in a good laugh, check out What Claudia Wore which dissects the fashion of one of my favourite characters from The Babysitter’s Club. There’s annotated covers & everything!
So I finally did it… I found a blog that uses a feminist framework to analyze YA literature (Slatebreakers) and let me just say it is everything I was looking for and MORE!
Do you love audiobooks, or are interested in trying a new reading format out? Then be sure to check out SYNC’s amazing summer of audiobook freebies! Each week two new audiobooks will be available to download – one newer YA audiobook paired with a classic audiobook that deal with similar themes. Be sure to sign up for e-mail reminders so you don’t miss out! (Note: there are some geographical restrictions)
Read an awesome book-related post this week? Leave a comment with the link so we can spread the love!
Replied on one of the posts I linked to? Let me know so I can read it!