What Happened in August
I cannot believe summer is over! Although it feels like summer has flown by, I am very excited to start high school this month and get back into a more rigorous mindset.
What I’m Reading
Right now, I’m reading Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi. Gyasi’s stunning debut traces a Ghanian family through three centuries, from Ghana to America. I love the writing of Gyasi’s debut, but sometimes I feel like I am reading multiple interconnected short stories, not one novel.
What I Blogged About
Review: The Library of Fates by Aditi Khorana. I adore the world Khorana created by drawing from Indian and Greek influences. However, The Library of Fates was predictable and at times contrived.
Review: When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon. Menon’s debut was a perfect beach read- engaging and funny, but not lacking depth.
Blog: Who and What I’m Reading. Here, I analyzed what I read and why I read it. I found that I read books by a disturbingly low amount of people of color and men, so this month that’s all I’m reading.
Review: Warcross by Marie Lu. I am a huge fan of Lu, and her latest, set partly in Tokyo, and partly in a sprawling virtual reality, did not disappoint.
What I’m Excited for In September
September 5: Warcross by Marie Lu hits shelves. The first book in Lu’s third series follows psuedo vigilante-hacker Emika Chen through a virtual and real Tokyo.
September 12: You Bring the Distant Near by Mitali Perkins is released. Told through three generations, You Bring the Distance near is about an Indian-American family. Not to be missed!
September 19: Jane, Unlimited by Kristin Cashore comes out. I loved Cashore’s previous work, so I’m very excited for her latest. It’s been a while since she’s published a book, which is understandable since she writes her first drafts by hand.
September 26: The Language of Thorns by Leigh Bardugo is released. Bardugo is a master of creating vivid, immersive fantasy worlds. I’m thrilled to read her newest collection of short stories.