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!
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.
Books I Bought Because Of The Author
If you’re a books enthusiast, you’ll probably agree that the act of book buying is just as fulfilling as the practise of reading itself.
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;
Achievable Bookish Resolutions for 2021
Instead of reaching for gargantuan goodreads targets, set yourself a goal to read a fewer amount of inspiring books rather than a lot of books that are average.
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.
Book Recommendations for Black History Month
For many people, October marks the dawn of Autumn, that cosy rustic season synonymous with vibrant sepia colours, knitwear, pumpkin hot chocolates and the delightfully terrifying holiday that is Halloween. But did you know that October is also Black History Month in the U.K.?