Fanticipating Reads of May 2020 || 5 Under-Hyped Diverse Reads To Look Out For This Month


Fanticipating Reads is a monthly feature where I bring five diverse books to share with the blog readers. They are what I consider under-hyped but seem to be hidden gems so this is a short collection of what upcoming releases one should not be sleeping on.

1. THE THIRTY NAMES OF NIGHT by Zayn Joukhadar

Releasing on 19 May 2020

✔ features three generations of Syrian-Americans
✔ mystery around birds
✔ trans boy protagonist
✔ mother’s ghost guides her son, Nadir, to unravel the mysteries around a rare bird
✔ ‘important themes of migration, sexuality, belonging, and love.’

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2. PARACHUTES by Kelly Yang

Releasing on 26 May 2020

✔ young Asians as immigrant students
✔ focuses on female friendships
✔ themes of trauma & finding your voice during an immigrant experience
✔ treating sexual harassment and assault with empathy
✔ glitz and greed…

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