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June Wrap-Up

Honestly, this is a little embarrassing.

In case you missed my last post, I'm in the middle (or hopefully near the end) of a pretty big reading slump. Which means that this wrap-up, which was supposed to be the first of three GIANT summer wrap-ups where I'd cram as much reading in as I could before school, is pretty sad-looking. I read 4 books. One of them was a comic. The last time I read only 4 books was in my first month of college, and that was a significantly better excuse.

Oh, well. At least I read some things! And I'm going to get back on track! I promise.

GEORGE by Alex Gino: This was so cute! I've been meaning to pick it up for ages - I think I'm basically the last person to - and I'm so glad I did. I'm really happy that there are kids growing up with books like this.

GEORGIA PEACHES AND OTHER FORBIDDEN FRUIT by Jaye Robin Brown: Another one that I've wanted to read for a while! I had a couple of problems with this one, but overall, it was…

Are Reading Slumps Good?

I've been pretty absent from my blog this month, and I don't really have much of an excuse. I've had summer vacation! I should have all the time in the world! And yet my reading and blogging has been about as inconsistent as during the school year. Why? The dreaded reading slump, and the inevitable (for me, at least) subsequent blogging slump.

I haven't finished a book since the first few days of this month. I've tried to pick up a few others, but I just can't get into them. And I kind of miss reading, but I also kind of don't. It's one of those reading slumps - when everything else you do kind of fills in your life so there's not exactly a hole in your life where reading used to be.

But this reading slump really hasn't been a bad thing! I've relaxed in other ways. I've watched a ton of Netflix. I've done a lot of organizing. I've spent time with friends. I've read so many things online that aren't books - I feel like tryin…

Ten Series I've Been Meaning to Start

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature at The Broke and the Bookish. This week's theme: Top Ten Series I've Been Meaning to Start But Haven't.

Well, that was a totally accidental two-week blog hiatus. Whoops! But I'm back! Hopefully more regularly...again.

Anyway, this week's theme was really fun! I think we all have those series that have been sitting on our lists for far too long. Because starting a series is a commitment! If you like it, you're in for the long haul! And then that's essentially more books on your TBR, so basically you read a book and the result is you add more books to your TBR and that's not productive at all so why bother? But they're worth it in the end. Here are ten series I should really start sometime soon.

MARA DYER by Michelle Hodkin: I think I'm the last person to read this series. I've heard kind of mixed things about the ending, so I've adjusted my expectations appropriately, but I still really want to read it.


My Favorite #OwnVoices Queer Books

Happy Pride Month! I know a lot of people are making plans to read more LGBT+ books this month, and while that's great, we also need to make sure we're supporting #ownvoices books instead of just books about queer characters written by allocishet authors. Ava @ Bookishness and Tea wrote a really great Twitter thread about this a few days ago, and it inspired me to make this post of my favorite #ownvoices queer books.

What is #ownvoices? #ownvoices is a hashtag created by author Corinne Duyvis, and it applies to books where the protagonist and the author share a marginalized identity.

IF I WAS YOUR GIRL by Meredith Russo: This book was so good that I read it in one sitting! Amanda is such a great main character, and I also really liked that she's out at the beginning of the book - I'm pretty sure that all of the other books with trans main characters I've read so far are about coming out.

AS I DESCENDED by Robin Talley: This book was exceptionally creepy. I'm actua…