1. A People’s History of the United States by Howard Zinn
This was the only book I couldn’t get to in April, so I’m making sure to get to it this month. I read parts of it for APUSH four or five years ago, and I’ve been meaning to read it since then.
2. Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi
I saw this at the library yesterday and decided to snag it due to all the hype surrounding it. I can’t wait to start it because YA fantasy with magic and a black cast of characters? Yes, please.
3. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
This was a book that’s been sitting on my bookshelf for a while, so I figured I should read it now. It’ll be nice to have a smaller book after going through two that are 500+ pages long.
4. We Believe You: Survivors of Campus Sexual Assault Speak Out by Annie E. Clark and Andrea L. Pino
Like I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, this one has been on my shelf for a while, so I decided to read it this month. Sexual assault, particularly on college campuses, is also one of my research interests. Along with that, it sounds like this book has diversity in regards to the voices of those speaking out.
5. History is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera
Why should I not end the month with a Sad Gay Book™️? I read More Happy Than Not when it first came out, but I barely remember it (not because it wasn’t memorable; I just have a bad memory, lol). So I’ve declared that this will officially be my first Adam Silvera book. Wish me luck.
What do you all have set up to read in May? Or are you more of an emotional reader, and just pick up whatever you feel like reading in the moment?
Until next time~