Friday, 20 January 2017

Twenty Things I've Read #7

My new (hopefully weekly!) links recap format continues. (A day early; I am excited to be on the Wing Jones photo tour tomorrow!)

As mentioned in week 1, there are some sites which could quite conceivably fill this list between them EVERY WEEK as they constantly produce amazing posts - and I find it way too hard to single them out! So instead, I will just list them at the start of each post. If you're not reading the following, you are REALLY missing out.

Safe Space

Media Diversified
The Pool
Teen Vogue 

The Twenty:

There's a couple of huge lists which are BRILLIANT that I found recently! Reading Books Like A Boss has an incredible list of releases sorted by date - it's based on US release dates, but has been massively helpful for me in seeing what's coming out. (And will, by the end of the year, have added hundreds of books to my TBR, I'm sure!)

Bookshelves and Paperbacks has an awesome January - June preview of upcoming diverse books - again, so many I'm adding to my 'wants list' because of this page!

And Caboodle, from National Book Tokens, have a fab list of 17 2017 UK releases they can't wait to read!

It's great to see British authors be successful in the US - I loved this Book Riot post about 8 UKYA books to smuggle across the pond in 2017!

And another superb book list; Read Diverse Books has an amazing list of 40+ books with LGBTQIA Asian protagonists. I'm a huge fan of several here - Under The Lights, The Abyss Surrounds Us, Seven Tears at High Tide, Huntress and Ash - and there are lots more I really want to read, including Not Your Sidekick.

One of the biggest US releases recently has been Veronica Roth's Carve The Mark. If you haven't seen the discussions over this book, please be aware that there are numerous posts about issues with racism and ableism. Justina Ireland, Meleika from The Aus Library, and Tess Sharpe and Heather Ezell on Twitter have all talked about the problems and I really hope people read their thoughts on it.

Moving from one book I'm not planning on reading to one that I already have, and am going to be recommending to EVERYONE I talk to, there's an awesome video interview with Angie Thomas and discussion guide for her incredible contemporary The Hate U Give here.

As ever, Louise O'Neill is great here talking about 'snowflakes.'

And there's a fantastic piece on Obama's love of books.

For MLK Day, Zoraida Cordova listed 11 books she thought people should read (obviously not JUST on MLK Day, but any day of the year!) I love this list!

NBC have a great piece about the #MuslimShelfSpace hashtag!

And I mentioned last week how excited I am for Tehlor Kay Mejia's When We Set The Dark On Fire, this thread by the author has some more details about the book.

After an author faked a tweet by Donald Trump criticising him, in order to get attention, Chuck Wendig wrote about how this isn't a great idea

Older post that I think I missed originally - fab Q & A with Hannah Perry about working in publishing.

The Brown Bookshelf have announced their 10th class of nominees for their Black History Month celebration of children's literature - so many here that I want to read! (And Angie Thomas and Benjamin Zephaniah who I already have and love!) 

And an awesome interview with astrophysicist Dr Chanda Prescod-Weinstein about her career and Hidden Figures, which I can't wait to see!

Finally, if you want to support the Women's March but can't be there in person, a great post from Thoroughly Modern Millennial on other ways you can do so.

My Posts:

Another busy week!

I usually go day by day, but there's one in particular I'm really proud of this week - if you're only going to read one of mine, please make it Wednesday's, on Jughead, Riverdale, and asexual erasure

Shorts on Sunday continued.

On Monday, I posted about how excited I was by the return of Neighbours to our TV screens last week. 

Top Ten Tuesday was best underrated books of the last year

And on Thursday, I spotlighted Chasing Shadows by TA Williams.

News and Stuff:

Tom Pollock, author of the FABULOUS The Skyscraper Throne trilogy, has a new novel coming out! Walker have acquired White Rabbit Red Wolf, described by the author as his 'weird YA Maths thriller'. Very excited for this one! More details in this press release.

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