So, what’s new? Apart from the sweltering UK heatwave currently among us and trying to maintain healthy hydration levels, there’s been lots of activity in the book world. Highly anticipated releases have made their way into the bookosphere including releases from names such as Bolu Babalola and Dean Atta and exciting developments are taking place in the community to drive positive social change.
With that said, here are some of my highlights;
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This book explores the modern history of asexuality, though it also acknowledges the existence of ace peoples from older periods of times (pre-2000s). Continue reading Ace: What Asexuality Reveals about Desire, Society, and the Meaning of Sex by Angela Chen
Feminism, Interrupted is a radical book that destabilises the modern-day pillars of ‘normal’ society. Adopting a fiercely intersectional approach, it explores the vastness of feminist thought. Continue reading Feminism, Interrupted by Lola Olufemi
The Mermaid of Black Conch is a viscous magical realism novel with an engaging narrative. Continue reading The Mermaid of Black Conch by Monique Roffey
The Bridge Home is best described as an uplifting juvenile fiction novella about finding hope in the depths of despair. It raises awareness of the widespread poverty and homelessness affecting many young children in India today. Continue reading The Bridge Home by Padma Venkatraman
This science-fiction, young adult novel was full of thrilling action and momentum. The plot rarely slows down and new challenges constantly crop up as life and death hangs in the balance. Continue reading On The Edge of Gone by Corinne Duyvis
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Since early 2019, I’ve had the great pleasure of working with the buzzing book recommendations site, LoveReading as one of their Book Ambassadors and collaborating on exciting blog tour projects, of which many more are still to come!
Over the years, I’ve seen tons of positive changes from them and recently some fantastic new developments were announced with regard to their branding.
As of Monday 11th July, LoveReading relaunched as an online bookstore with social purpose. The focus of the initiative can be explained in the strapline; Buy a Book, Support a School. Readers will still be able to receive top tier reviews and book recommendations, but now they will also be able to purchase books from LoveReading as well as their sister site LoveReading4Kids and donate 25% of the cover price to a school of their choice to enable them to buy books for their library. Positive change is definitely in the air!
This mention isn’t sponsored but any book sales generated from future LoveReading and LoveReading4Kids links I host will result in me receiving a small affliate-based commission.