The meme that we use to share what we read this past week and what our plans are for the upcoming week. Hosted by Book Journey.
It’s Monday and another week has passed too quickly. Despite eyeing the growing pile of word reading more nervously every day, I have been continuing with the fun reads, because it’s fall and R.I.P. X. This week there’s also Diversiverse, and though I have one book set aside for this event specifically, my current reads fit both challenges nicely.
I posted about my September reads in a round-up post last week. Lots of creepy R.I.P. X reads, ’tis the season!
Since then, I read Attica Locke’s The Cutting Season over the weekend.
Locke’s works have been on my tbr for quite some time and then I found them available on Scribd and I couldn’t resist any longer. Black Water Rising seems to be the one to start with, but The Cutting Season just beckoned me. Taking place on a former slave plantation turned museum, the book links a murder with the disappearance of a former slave during the 19th century, and it’s one suspenseful thriller while also taking on racism, slavery and forms of labor. Highly recommended!
Following The Cutting Season, I wanted something else that’s creepy and atmospheric, but also takes on race relations, family and place. I found just what I was looking for in my R.I.P. read The Good House by Tananarive Due. I enjoyed her shorter works and wanted to try this more chunkster-like kinda haunted house-but not story. I’m halfway through and the worst is yet to come it seems. Cannot recommend this one before bed 😉
For some bedtime reading and cheering up, I’ve also started the second Tiffany Aching book, A Hat Full of Sky.
In this one, Tiffany steps out of her body and something um horrible is glad to take over. Can’t go wrong with Tiffany Aching and the wee free men.
My copy of Also by Mail should arrive tomorrow and I’ll get right on that for this week is Diversiverse. The book is a comedy-drama by London-based Nigerian-German author, speaker and performer Olumide Popoola. It’s about two Nigerian-German siblings traveling to Nigeria to bury their dead father, fitting in with their Nigerian family and their grief and loss as well as being racialized in Germany.
And hopefully some time soon my copy of N.K. Jemisin’s new book The Fifth Season will finally arrive from The Book Depository, it’s been ages!
What is everybody else reading? Have a great week!