Hello, all! 38 weeks pregnant sounds like the perfect time to start a new blog, right? Given the current political and cultural climate, I feel the need for a space (besides Twitter) to discuss and shout out diverse books and other things going on in my life. At this point in my pregnancy, I’ve basically taken up residence on my couch, so I may have a little time yet to get up some posts.
Despite my goal of reading more diversely this year, my reading year started out disappointingly white and straight. However, I am finally diving into some of the diverse books on my shelves.
Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay: A collection of essays about the author’s personal life, race, gender, entertainment, and politics. I love Gay’s voice, and as a bonus, she finally helped me put into words why I dislike that Tosh comedian so much. Her honesty has also facilitated a lot of thought into my own brand of feminism. Intersectionality is my goal, but there is still a long way for me to go. I am finding this book a great step in my personal education.
Dreadnought by April Daniels: This book is the story of a transgender teenager who gets the female body she’s always wanted when a superhero dies at her feet and transfers his powers to her, and y’all. I am only a few chapters in, and this book is delightful. The main character’s reaction to her new body fills my heart with warm fuzzies. I absolutely cannot wait to read more!
I’m always looking for more diverse books to read, particularly own voices, so please leave any recommendations in the comments below. Thanks for reading!