Monday, June 15, 2020

Top Ten Books on My Summer TBR

I'm linking up with That Artsy Reader Girl for another Top Ten Tuesday.

First of all: success! I read all the books on my spring TBR list. Now it's time to look at my plans for the summer.

1. 10 Things I Hate About Pinky by Sandhya Menon
Menon is one of my must-read authors, and I'm excited she has another one coming out in the Dimple & Rishi universe!

2. A Beautifully Foolish Endeavor by Hank Green
This is the sequel to An Absolutely Remarkable Thing and I CAN'T WAIT!

3. The Color of Compromise by Jemar Tisby
This book, about the American church's complicity in racism throughout history, seemed right up my alley when I heard about it and particularly relevant to conversations that happen on my podcast. And now that a lot of people are suddenly wanting to learn more about racism, this also seems to be a book that some of my fellow Christians (and others) are picking up, so I look forward to discussing it with them.

4. The End of Policing by Alex S. Vitale
This book has been recommended a number of times in connection with the national conversation around defunding the police, so I'm interested to read it. After I checked it out I also heard about Who Do You Serve, Who Do You Protect?, which I might want to read as well.

5. For the Love of Men by Liz Plank
I had heard of this book before a friend sent me a copy of it, and it seems in line with my goal to read more books about feminism this year. I'm interested to read her vision of a masculinity that isn't toxic.

6. Hood Feminism by Mikki Kendall
This is one that I put on my holds list weeks ago as part of my aforementioned goal to read more feminist books, and now that my library has bought tons more copies of ebook related to race my wait time suddenly jumped from 10 weeks to 2 weeks. Then it was mentioned on the latest Get Booked episode, so I feel like it's a sign that I picked a good one!

7. Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk by Kathleen Rooney
One of my book clubs picked a theme for August that is "books that take place in a single day." I nominated this one because it fit the theme and I've heard it recommended several times, so I'm interested to see if I like it.

8. Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
This one has been on my "shelf of shame" for far too long and I'm tired of feeling like the only one who hasn't read it, plus people have been talking about the miniseries that wrapped up in April, so I finally put a hold on this book.

9. Love, Creekwood by Becky Albertalli
Albertalli is the best and I particularly love her Creekwood books, so I was very excited to see there was a novella set in that universe coming out this summer.

10. You're Not Listening by Kate Murphy
This one was recommended by a Goodreads friend and I put a hold on it on impulse. I love me a good nonfiction read and particularly one that offers the opportunity to learn to be a better person, so I'm looking forward to seeing what I can get from this one.

What do you plan to read this summer?

Looking back:
One year ago I was reading: The Warmth of Other Suns and Educated
Five years ago I was reading: The Tale of Desperaux, Little House on the Prairie, Angle of Repose, and The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making
Ten years ago I was reading: Everything Is Illuminated

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