Because I want to hurry and get to the books, I won’t stay here long, and I will not try to present an argument for why you should be reading Native authors widely or at all — simply because, if you are not already, that is very sad for you and your soul. Get with it!
When people ask me how many books I read, I hesitate before answering — it’s never enough to sound like a lot, as much as a person who owns a bookstore should read. But that’s only if you don’t count picture books, which I read zillions of times a day, as I have since my first child was born 6 years ago...
For those who are horror-averse, this is the perfect time to enter the genre. I’ve put together a short list of books that offer a great balance between entertaining and scary. Each book is labeled with which sub-genre of horror the book fits into. As always, happy reading!
Indigenous People’s Day is a great opportunity to take a moment to reflect on your bookshelves and work to decolonize them a bit. Introduce your shelves to more voices outside of the white, Western canon. It’ll be more than worth it, we promise!
As I mentioned in Part One, a successful book club discussion requires a book that divides rather than unifies your group. Choose a book that some people hate and others love. Choose a book that will generate a diverse range of opinions. Don’t search for the book that everyone will love (or even merely like). Rather find a book that people feel passionately about. What kinds of book am I talking about?
August is a glorious month! For these 31 days we shine a brighter light on translated books written by women — but extra emphasis on books written by women and translated by women. Women in Translation Month was started by Meytal Radzinski, a book blogger, in 2014. Works in translation are such a small percentage of the market and of those works roughly 30% is written by women.