Young Adult Books That Celebrate Black Joy

Before we get into the main post, I have some news; LochanReads now has a monthly newsletter! Every month, I will be sharing a themed reading recommendations list, with the aim of encouraging more people to read diverse.

FIVE 5-Star Predictions!

Having only read two 5-star reads this year, I am on the lookout for more next-level, deeply affecting reads that will leave a lasting impression on me. One of my 5-stars for 2021 is a non-fiction feminist collection of essays and speeches called Sister Outsider by Audre Lorde and you can read my review here!

Graphic Novels/Manga Reviews

Graphic novels and Manga has long been a medium of reading that I have enjoyed reading. Though some might deem it to be puerile and debate whether these books can […]

Don’t Touch My Hair by Emma Dabiri

I loved the dynamics of the writing that was at times highly academic and at other at times casual. It covers various different aspects of afro hair, de-stigmatising the negative connotations synonymous with black hair types from a spiritual, political, philosophical and even mathematical vantage point.

E-Books..? I’ll pass

I personally love physical books and nurture fantasies of one day having my own personal library or boon of escapism from the world, but routinely switching between different reading formats keeps the practice stimulating and engaging.

6 LGBTQIA Fiction Books Worth Reading

In my attempts to read more inclusively, I too have enjoyed reading more LGBTQIA+ fiction and so in today's post, I would like to share with you 6 LBGTQIA+ Fiction Books Worth Reading;

How has your reading changed in 2020?

I had a very small number of books or number of books read that center on black voices, Latinx voices, indigenous voices, LGBTQ+ voices, Asian voices and minority ethnic voices. Of course I have some books that fit this bill

Own Voices Must-reads

Own Voices books are typically known as books that feature protagonists from marginalised communities that were written by authors who share those same characteristics.