The Ungodly Hour Book Tag (Original)

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Hey y’all, so I’m here with my first ever book tag! I’ve never made one before but when I discovered that The Ungodly Hour didn’t have one, I knew I needed to create it. I was also inspired to make this after seeing the one for Folklore going around. Cielo @ bellerosereads did a really great job with that one, so make sure to check it out if you like Taylor Swift.

The Rules

  • Credit the creator: Rae @ Rae’s Reads and Reviews  (Pingback to the original tag post so I can receive the notification)
  • Shout out the person who tagged you
  • List the rules of the tag in your post.
  • Tag at least 3 people to do the tag!

Let’s get into it!

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Books of the Month ~ July

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Hey y’all, I’m starting to see a pattern with these months. It’s like, one month I get one book and the next month I get multiple. Kind of weird, right?

For those who may not know yet, I challenged myself at the beginning on the year to buy at least one book a month from my local bookstore. That way I’d support an Indie bookstore and also support authors. I tend to get the vast majority of my reads from the library but it is nice to gift myself every month with a beautiful book… or two.

My local bookstore has closed down, which makes me so sad, but now I’m supporting a Black-owned independent bookstore. If you’d like to find a Black-owned bookstore near you, click here for the directory. I got these books from Cultured Books through their online shop.

This month’s picks are:

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Assigning Gospel Songs to my Favorite Books

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Hey y’all, so today I decided to do something a little fun, different, and (dare I say it) quirky. I’ve wanted to do a song to book post for a while now and this idea popped in my head as I was washing my hair so… let’s do it!

I grew up going to church every Sunday and humming along to Haitian hymns. I didn’t actually start taking an interest in Gospel music until middle school, when I was struggling a lot with my mental health. Though anxiety is still a constant struggle for me, my faith and the Good Lord’s Gospel definitely help me in managing it (along with self-care and therapy).

Today I’ll be trying this out with just five books, but who knows, this might end up being a thing I come back to. Without further ado, here are my book to Gospel associations.

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Author Interview: Christina Hammonds Reed

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Hey y’all, so my bookish dreams seem to be coming true because today I’ll be bringing you my first ever author interview! This is one of my pieces for the book tour of The Black Kids by Christina Hammonds Reed. Make sure to check out my full review and theme analysis too!

Without further ado, let’s get into it:

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