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Every month we like to reflect back on the best books we read in the month. It’s our time to reflect on the things we are reading and why we loved them.
Without further Ado here are the best books we read this month:
So You Want to Talk About Race
In the middle of reading this book, I literally was plotting ways to make everyone I’ve ever met read it. It’s so good. Oluo does such a good job blending her personal experience in with some academic concepts that people might not have heard before. I was so immersed in her narrative that I read this book in two days. I highly recommend this book for anyone at any stage of their racial justice journey. ,
One By One
This was one of my Book of The Month books, and I was SO excited to dive right in. Almost immediately, I picked up the homage to the Agatha Christie book, “And Then There Were None“.
We have two female narrators that are taking us through a classic who-dunnit set in the snowy Alps. As the characters start to get killed off one-by-one (see, the title is foreshadow!), we start to see the group slowly fracture and unravel as lies and secrets become known. Though this will keep you guessing (like the Agatha Christie book does), you’ll actually be rooting for one or more of these characters to make it through the week…
Where the Crawdads Sing
Generally when the whole world is raving about a book, I am not going to like it. Especially, if it is in the so called “modern fiction” genre that seems to be ultra popular these days.
However, this book is set in the rural coast of North Carolina close to where I grew up so I decided to give it a chance. Kya or “Marsh Girl” has been abandoned by everyone in her family and is pariah in her small town. She learns to fend for herself starting at an incredibly early age. The book takes you through Kya’s life as she grows up and learns to trust again. Beautifully written scenery that make me want to buy a ticket back home immediately. Great plot twist at the end.
What’s the best book you have read this month?
-Anne, Jane, & Alice