Men We Reaped by Jesmyn Ward
This is a memoir about grief (among other things), and that’s something that I deal with every day and strangely enjoy reading about. This was recommended to me as being similar to Joan Didion’s writing, whom I love, so I’m excited.
How To Kill Yourself and Others in America by Kiese Laymon
I’m trying to get into essay collections at the moment. More specifically, I’m trying to get into essay collection that aren’t for my thesis. This seems like a pretty interesting one.
The Ables by Jeremy Scott
Someone recommended this to me because it features disabled children. I don’t know whether it’s a good representation at all because it does seem to have something about super powers, which is one of my most hated disability tropes but we’ll see.
Even the Darkest Stars by Heather Fawcett
I did one of those quizzes that was like ‘which YA fantasy should you read?’ and I got this one. It does actually sound amazing, so I’m going to keep an eye out for it.
Black Country by Liz Berry
Of course, wrapping it up with some poetry. Jen Campbell talked about this in one of her videos, and I’m always looking for new poetry recommendations so I couldn’t pass this one up.