Welcome to Friday Reads. Each Friday, I’ll review any books I’ve completed that week, as well as share what I’m reading right now. And by “Each Friday,” I mean “some Fridays.”

Finished:

The Hate U Give – Angie Thomas – 5* (Apr 9)

The word that keeps coming to mind when I try to describe this book is “crushing.” I occasionally read YA when I need something lighter but this is not that kind of book. It’s a very heavy look at the life of a black teenager who watches the police murder her friend in the streets. She then has to struggle with how her life fits into her community and what difference her voice can make. I’m going to process this review in a longer post for next week.


Currently Reading:

Becoming – Michelle Obama (11%)

I haven’t made much progress on this but I bought a copy so I will definitely get back to it.


Ghost Wall – Sarah Moss (3%)

Time for a little fiction in my life. My local bookstore owner raved about this book so much on her Instagram that I had to buy it.


Next:

Get in Trouble – Kelly Link

I’m overdue to start another short story collection and Kelly Link came up at writing group last week so it’s meant to be.


Juliet’s School of Possibilities – Laura Vanderkam

I still haven’t started this one. I usually only read one non-fiction book at a time and my list is slammed at the moment.

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