First up, let’s get into last weekend’s read, Deviate by Tracey Clark! If you keep an eye on my Goodreads, you may have noticed … that I didn’t finish it. In fact, I didn’t even get halfway through.
I tried so hard, I really did. But I find the book so unbelievably boring to me, and I feel horrible saying that. (But it’s true. Something about the story just flat out doesn’t appeal to me, and, with how horrible my reading habits are right now, it’s a perfect storm for disaster.) I’m still going to finish it, though. Eventually.
Now, this weekend’s read. Considering the way the world is going right now, I’ve decided I need to pay better attention to the authors of the books I read. Usually, unless it’s an author I’m extremely familiar with, I pay little to no attention to who the authors are of the material I consume, just by default. It’s not that I don’t like authors, I just tend to pick up books based on titles and covers, and the market is still dominated by Caucasian books.
As a result, I’m fairly certain a majority of the books I read are by white authors. And I want to change that. I’m trying to change the way I consume material (extremely passively), and I figure, at least, these weekend reads could be a step.
So! This weekend’s read is going to be The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton.
I already had this one sitting on my Libby shelf (along with the sequel), which is why I’m picking it specifically, but there’s an entire list on Twitter of books by black authors that I highly suggest checking out!
Thanks for reading!