Books of the Month ~ May

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Hey everyone, my Book of the Month series stems from a challenge I gave myself back in January. I want to support authors and bookstores more so I challenged myself to buy one book a month. I’ve finished last month’s pick and the review should be up this Friday.

This month I seem to have decided that I need to step up in supporting authors or something. Honestly don’t know what took over but I didn’t buy just one book this month. It wasn’t just two books this month. No, I bought three books this month!

If you know me, you know I’m not one to buy boooks like that. Yes, I am a book lover but I also have only worked a part time job while being a full time student. I usually frequent the library, especially the audiobooks on the CloudLibrary app. But these new releases needed to be in my hands IMMEDIATELY.

So, here are the books I bought this month.

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Color Me In (Book Review)

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I wanted to like this book. In all honesty, I expected to love this book. As my first book purchase of the year I had some seriously high hopes. *cue High Hopes by Panic! at the Disco*

Now that the dance break is over, let’s get back to this book. Let’s be civil with this. I’m not saying that just because I didn’t like it, no one else will either. No, what I’m saying is that I had issues of my own with this novel and some of those issues stem from personal experience, some of them are just my own likes and dislikes, and other things are straight up problematic. It’s a mixed bag with this one.

Disclaimer: All these thoughts are my own unless stated otherwise. Just because I didn’t like this story doesn’t mean it can’t have a positive influence on someone else, especially someone falling under this demographic.

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Dear Haiti, Love Alaine (Book Review)

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It feels like forever since I did one of these book reviews. I’ve been reading a ton for my classes, I just haven’t written any reviews for those stories. But you didn’t come here to hear excuses, you came for a review and a review is what I’ll give you! *laughs maniacally*

This Haitian sister duo has restored my faith in Haitian authors everywhere. As if I could ever lose hope with Edwidge Danticat’s writing still out there.

The Good

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Books of the Month ~ February

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Last month, I got a book I’d been wanting for a while. I haven’t started it yet, but I do plan to read it before the year is up. I couldn’t help myself this month so I ended up getting two instead of just one book for February. In my defense, one of the books is a signed copy and I met the author in person so…

My Picks for February:

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