This week I'm celebrating book communities. I am part of several different book organizations: Nerdybookclub, a new in person children's lit book club, the blog Rich in Color, the It's Monday! What are you reading? group and sometimes the Nonfiction Picture Book Challenge. There's a new one that is launching today and I'm excited to join. It's the #DiverseAThon. Naz from Read Diverse Books is hosting along with several other booktubers and I think even one bookstagrammer.
Here are the books I hope to read this week as part of the #DiverseAThon:
When the Moon Was Ours by Anna-Marie McLemore: Roses grow out of Miel's wrists and Sam paints moons over and over again. Nothing makes sense about these two things, but that's why I want to read it. I want to know more.
Swing Time by Zadie Smith: Jacqueline Woodson recommended this one so I knew it had to be good. Then I heard an interview with Zadie Smith on NPR and that made me want to read it as soon as possible.
for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf by Ntozake Shang: I enjoy poetry, but I don't often think to pick it up. I don't remember when I put this on my Goodreads TBR, but it's one I'm eager to dive into.
Enter Title Here by Rahul Kanaki: This is a contemporary book that seems to have a bit of humor included. It just came on the hold shelf at the library so this is a good one to add to the mix.
It's not too late to join if you are interested. :)