Well, May seems to have evaporated and the May/June crossover has just blurred into a nightmarish landscape of surreal chaos…the latest being Rowling’s disappointing comments (again) about trans people. (See the JKR debacle section below for some great posts about it.)
- A lot of ‘The School for Good and Evil’-related content: my review of ‘One True King’, the sixth book and series conclusion; my original book tag for SGE, and a bookish playlist for the fifth book!
- Book memes: Top 5 Saturday (books set at sea), First Lines Friday (double feature!) and #5OnMyTBR ft. LGBTQ+ main characters
- I really liked reading Kay @ Hammock of Books’ rendition of the Percy Jackson books as characters tag thats been going around! Made me laugh, and we share a godly parent too!
- This post by Arin @ Tomes of Our Lives on Leah Burke (from ‘Leah On the Offbeat’) and the problematic messages about bisexuality and labelling is really worth a read.
- Aditi’s really important post about diversity in the media, and why ‘Never Have I Ever’ is worth a watch.
- Luke’s post details so many resources that have helped him in his self-education, anti-racism journey.
- Nuriya’s post is a great resource if you’re a white or non-Black person of colour in the UK looking to support the BLM movement!
- Nish & Ngoc have a detailed post about a whole range of ways to support the BLM movement even if you’ve got no money!
- Laurie compiled a great list of books to educate yourself further about how to be anti-racist, featuring both fiction and non-fiction across a wide range of reading ages.
- Because violent racism isn’t just a USA disease, Abbey added to this reading list with books aimed at British people who want to tackle racism at home too.
- I also just signed this petition asking medical schools to include BAME case examples in clinical teaching! I had no idea about this and it certainly needs to change.
Some insightful posts on the JKR debacle:
TBR and Upcoming Posts:
I’ve been working on my #ReadTheChange TBR list (please let me know if you’ve got recommendations!):
My next review will be of ‘Enduring Chaos’ by Catherine Fitzsimmons, and I expect ‘Descendant of the Crane’ by Joan He and ‘The Unseen Force’ by Catherine Fitzsimmons to follow!