Now that July is almost over I think I’ll post my June wrap up, lol. This is very late and overdue, but it’s been that kind of month. In good news, I got a job. In bad news I have not been reading much at all. This is probably one of the lowest reading periods I’ve had in a really long time. Like I can’t even remember the last time I read this little–especially during the summer. I’ve been watching television more, and watching documentaries. So, please forgive me (and hopefully don’t judge me) for my pitiful reading in June and July.
Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man
By Emmanuel Acho
I finally finished this book. I started it this spring when I was walking to work and 20 minutes three days a week is not a great amount of a time to make good progress on an audiobook you have checked out for two weeks, so I’ve had to be on the hold list again. This book is great, and I really recommend listening to it. Emmanuel Acho has a wonderful conversational, friendly, informative, and confrontational voice that I think makes the topic come to life and more personal. I highly recommend this book to all white readers, and maybe other readers of color, because Acho does touch on so many questions that I have had, didn’t even think about, or have heard others ask. It’s a good starting point to learn and take action.
She Said: Breaking the Sexual Harassment Story That Helped Ignite a Movement
By Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey
I’ve had this book on my TBR list for a long time. My therapist had mentioned reading it and I knew that I would eventually read it. It’s amazing. I listened to the audiobook and it was thrilling and thought-provoking in how it followed the Harvey Weinstein investigation and breaking the story. It felt like I was listening to a documentary. It’s super well written, well voiced, and covers a really important topic. I felt like I learned a lot and that women as a whole were heard better in how they are treated in toxic work environments. This is another great book to add to your list to read.
So I read some really good books this month, just not a lot. Hopefully I’ll finish all the books I’ve started but gave up on this month. I’m gonna come back to them, but I was feeling unmotivated to do it. Maybe July I’ll get into gear about reading.