August 2021 Reading Update

It’s been a hot minute since I’ve told you guys what I am up to reading wise, so that’s what we’re going to do today.

Back in June, I did a post sharing 26 books I planned to read in the summer, and I do plan on doing an update on how that went. Some of those books I read at the start of August, and then everything else I read was kind of random.

So yeah. Let’s get started I guess.

If you can’t tell, I don’t know how to write intros anymore 🤦🏾‍♀️

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26 Books I Plan to Read This Summer (ft. lots and lots of diverse reads)

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I know that this is an incredibly ambitious list and I might not read all of these books. But I do have them all on hold/currently borrowed so I’ll have to make an effort to read them.

I think this is the first time I’ve ever made a summer TBR post, but these books sound too good to not mention, so I figured this would be the best way to get these onto your radar. Be sure to check some of them out! There’s so much diverse representation here, and books from multiple genres, so there should be a little something for everyone.

Without further ado, let’s get started!

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Tres Libros Latinxs Que Quiero Leer (ft. me writing a Latinx book TBR post mostly in Spanish)

Hola amigos, y buenos días! Hoy, estoy escribiendo un post mayormente en Español. Habrá partes donde escribiré en ingles para mis seguidores que no entienden Español. Será dificil y probablemente usaré Google por ayudarme, pero intentaré.

Hey friends, welcome back! Today, I wanted to try something completely new: I will be writing this post mostly in Spanish.

I feel like I might have mentioned this before, but I love Spanish and I’m trying to be fluent in it. So, sometimes I just feel like writing everything in Spanish and that’s exactly what I’m going to do today.

I don’t know if I have that many Spanish speaking/understanding followers, so I will be doing a translation, making it a Spanish and English post just so that everybody can enjoy it. If you speak Spanish, do let me know how badly I did in the comments below (lol). Google Translate will probably be my friend a little bit, but I promise, I will put in some effort.

Entonces, creo que es solo derecho que esta post sea sobre libros latinxs que quiero leer. De acuerdo a mi cuenta de GoodReads, solo he leído un libro con representación latinx. Un libro. Solo UN libro. Pensé que habia leído más de eso, pero obviamente no. Así que, lo arreglaré por agregando tres libros con representación en español/latinx a mi TBR. (TBR significado la lista de libros que quiero leer)

So, I think it’s only right that this post should be about Latinx books that I want to read. According to my GR account, I’ve only read one book with Latinx representation. One book. Only ONE book. I thought that I had read more than that but obviously not. So, I will fix that by adding 3 books with Spanish/Latinx rep to my TBR. (TBR means a list of books that I want to read)

¡Vamos a empezar con este desastre!

Let’s get started with this disaster!

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I Think Muslim Rep Is Important, But I Understand Why Some Muslims Don’t Want to Read It

The other day, I was recommending a book with Muslim representation to my sister and she said she wasn’t interested. My dad overheard and was really curious as to why she wouldn’t want to read Muslim rep when she’d read anything else out there.

It was kind of hard to explain. I know why she doesn’t like it, and I don’t blame her for not liking it, but I didn’t know how to explain that.

It’s just one of those things that you just get, you know?

Sigh. Yes, I know, you don’t really know, and that’s why I’m going to try and articulate what the problem is with Muslim-rep books out there.

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Diversity in Books – Let’s Talk Bookish

Buenos días amigos! Welcome back! It is a beautiful Friday with a lovely sun which is a nice change from yesterday’s stormy morning. I hope the weather is amazing where you are!

Let’s Talk Bookish is a weekly meme hosted by me and Dani @ Literary Lion, where we discuss certain topics, share our opinions, and spread the love by visiting each other’s posts.

Today’s topic is: Diversity in Books

This was my topic for the month, and goes very well with next week’s topic which will be promoting diversity in the book industry. So definitely check out that post next week as well when it comes.

Without further ado, let’s get started.

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