Trips to the Library

Last week I went to the library for the first time in a long time. I chose four books and I already finished one over the weekend. I’m hoping to get through the rest pretty soon. I’ve linked to the Goodreads synopsis for each of these, just click on the titles.

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Two for Tuesday: Earth Day

As you may know, Earth Day was yesterday. In honor of Earth Day, today’s prompt is to name two books that encourage a change. These don’t have to be environmental, just a positive change of some sort.

If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you know that I love books with a message. This whole blog’s focus is promoting diversity and inclusion in all forms of media. I know it would’ve been easy to mention The Hate U Give for the 30th time, but I really want to start expanding my palate as far as activism goes.

I’m going to start off with a recent one. This book has resonated strongly with me, I even got to meet the author, herself.

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Two for Tuesday: April Flowers

Two for Tuesday is a weekly tag I host here on my blog. If you’re interested in joining, just let me know and I’ll add you to the list of participants. This week’s prompt is two books that have flowery language.

My first pick literally has a flower on the cover. You can’t get more flowery than that.

the sun and her flowers by Rupi Kaur

I got the sun and her flowers as a birthday gift a few years ago. I immediately devoured it. Poetry just has a way of connecting to my pain in ways I didn’t know possible. I haven’t gotten around to reading her first book, Milk and Honey. Hopefully, I’ll finally get to it this summer.

The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon

The Sun is Also a Star is a beautiful story. The language is very flowery at times, but completely understandable. It’s one of those books that has resonated with me ever since I finished it.

I’m surprised both of my picks for this month have sun in the title. But then again, you can’t have flowers with sunshine.

What are some of your favorite flowery books?

What are you currently reading?

Let me know in the comments, let’s chat!

Two for Tuesday Prompt #4

Prompt #4: Two books that help you sleep at night

For this prompt, I was thinking along the lines of bedtime stories or books that give you peace of mind. These are two books I hold dear.

This first one was the first bedtime story I ever had. As a kid, my mom would read me Bible stories until I fell asleep. Then, when I was old enough to read for myself, I would read a chapter every night before bed.

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Helium (Book Review)

I have been in love with Rudy Francisco’s poetry ever since I first listened to “Scars/To the New Boyfriend.” His writing is just so raw and honest. I feel like I can really understand what he’s been through, even if my past experiences have been completely different.

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