The meme that we use to share what we read this past week and what our plans are for the upcoming week. Now hosted by The Book Date.
Last week, there was no fun reading going on as I had to finish my thesis. So here’s one of my research reads Race for Citizenship by Helen Jun! Recommended, if you’re interested in inter-minority relations in the US and how Black/Asian Americans are played off against each other in support of state hegemony.
Now this is where the fun starts! I’m finally back to blogging, and just in time for #Weirdathon, hosted by Outlandish Lit.
I’m currently reading two books for #weirdathon: One is The Liminal People by Ayize Jama-Everett, it’s a sort superhero story written in a noir style, featuring a Black main character. I’m just getting to the meat of the story and it’s already quite brutal with gangs and warlords and such, but the writing is amazing and the main charater, Taggert, intriguing.
The second one is The Book of Phoenix, by one of my new favorite authors, Nnedi Okorafor. Phoenix is an accelerated woman, with a young mind but grown body and skills. She stays in Tower 7 with other superhumans until she starts asking questions. I’m loving this, Okorafor writes the best female characters!
So many! I got some lovely gifts and treated myself to books I want to read soon:
What have you been reading? Any special reading plans?