Trans day of Visibility

Trans day of visibility

March 31 is Trans Day of Visibility. In honor of today, here’s a list of books that celebrate Trans people. I hope that I get to read some of these soon.

1. Detransition, Baby by Torrey Peters

2. Sasha Masha by Agnes Borinsky

3. The Tensorate Series by Neon Yang

4. Zenobia July by Lisa Bunker

5. Girl Haven by Lilah Sturges, ill. by Meaghan Carter, let. by Joamette Gil

6. Can’t Take That Away by Steven Salvatore

7. The Love Study by Kris Ripper

8. The Ship We Built by Lexie Bean

9. The Passing Playbook by Isaac Fitzsimons

10. The Seep by Chana Porter

11. The Hazards of Love by Stan Stanley

12. Vanishing Monuments by John Elizabeth Stintzi

13. The Thirty Names of Night by Zeyn Joukhadar

For Allies Who Want to Do Better

For allies who want to do better

The above linked article tells about books to help allies do better. I am sorry about the font and color of the list of books below, but I seem to have difficulties changing them. They do look like they would be good books, though.

The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in The Age of Colorblindness 

Michelle Alexander

Parable of the Sower

Octavia E. Butler

So You Want To Talk About Race

Ijeoma Oluo

This Bridge Called My Back

Writings by Radical Feminists of Color

Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?: And Other Conversations about Race

Beverly Daniel Tatum

We Are Not Yet Equal: Understanding Our Racial Divide

Carol Anderson and Tonya Bolden

White Fragility

Robin DiAngelo

How To Be An Antiracist

Ibram X. Kendi

God’s Bits of Wood

Ousmane Sembène

They Were Her Property: White Women as Slave Owners in the American South

Stephanie E. Jones-Rogers

Most Anticipated books of 2022

2022 Anticipated books

According to Goodreads, the books in the above linked article are the most anticipated books of 2022.

I am interested in several of them. The one about Agatha Christie’s 11 day disappearance looks interesting, as does the book that is described as a cross between Rebecca and Mexican Gothic.

It looks like 2022 will be a great year for reading, judging by this list. Happy reading!

Short New Books

Short new books

It’s that time of year again. Goodreads puts out a list of short books for those who are falling behind on their annual reading challenge. The above linked article shows the list. It came out in October, but I’m just getting around to posting it now. I hope you were able to meet your 2021 goals, and this list might help you get a jump start on 2022.

I’ve read one of them, started a second, and have a few more. I put some on hold at the library, too. It’s a pretty good list with some great ideas for your next read.

Book Club Picks

Book club picks

The above linked article has a list of books for book clubs. I hadn’t heard of any of these books, so I’m curious about what others think about them. None of my book clubs would be likely to pick any of these, but I always like recommendations.

WIN ME SOMETHING BY KYLE LUCIA WU

BLUE-SKINNED GODS BY SJ SINDU

RADIANT FUGITIVES BY NAWAAZ AHMED

TWELVE TRIBES: PROMISE AND PERIL IN THE NEW ISRAEL BY ETHAN MICHAELI

THE FAMILY CHAO: A NOVEL BY LAN SAMANTHA CHANG (FEBRUARY 1, 2022)

THE ACTUAL STAR BY MONICA BYRNE

WHEN GHOSTS COME HOME BY WILEY CASH

THE 9.9 PERCENT: THE NEW ARISTOCRACY THAT IS ENTRENCHING INEQUALITY AND WARPING OUR CULTURE BY MATTHEW STEWART

OLGA DIES DREAMING BY XOCHITL GONZALEZ (JANUARY 4, 2022)

Banned Book Week

Banned book week

Banned Book Week for 2021 is September 26 through October 2. Jason Reynolds is the honorary inaugural chair for the event. The link above gives more information.

There are so many banned books that are worth reading. Take a look at why the book was banned. There are so many reasons and many are no longer valid.

Do a search for banned books and find something worthwhile to read. Some great books are on the list.

Getting Ready for Fall Semester

I will be taking 15 units in the Fall. Three of the 5 instructors have posted the reading lists for the semester already. It starts on August 23, so this is plenty of time to get the books and get started.

One of the books is on Kindle Unlimited, so that was easy and free. Two of the other books are on Kindle for less than $1 each. Also good. I had to rent one textbook and purchase two paper books. All are within reason on the prices. Great! One class has no books that are required. This either means we will get handouts or the online textbook will be included in the price of the class.

I am still waiting to hear what I’ll be reading for the other two classes. There is plenty of time to gather the information and order the books, but I would rather be prepared.

I have gotten halfway through one of the books, so I at least know the plot. Some of the others that I had to purchase are short stories, so I have to wait for the syllabus to come out to know if we will read all of the stories, or just some.

Fall semester will be one that is heavy reading, so I would love to get ahead. One we get underway, a lot of the anxiety will pass, but from now until classes start, I’ll be on the edge of my seat.

Red Hot Romance for July

Red Hot Romance for July

The books discussed in the above linked article look like they will be great fun to read. I have a few of them and I follow several of the authors that are listed. I may have to schedule some fun reading in this summer, just to include some of these. It’s a short list, so it should be doable.

 It Happened One Summer
by Tessa Bailey

 While We Were Dating
by Jasmine Guillory

 Isn’t It Bromantic?
by Lyssa Kay Adams

 Heartbreak for Hire
by Sonia Hartl

 Incense and Sensibility
by Sonali Dev

 Too Good to Be Real
by Melonie Johnson

Devil in Disguise
by Lisa Kleypas

Last Guard
by Nalini Singh