7 more Lush and Atmospheric Books
I've been itching to read dystopian lately, and not just because of Covid-19. Though, the pandemic is making my itch grow stronger.
Here's a list of dystopian books I'm going to make my way through the next few weeks of my "social distancing."
This story hit me hard. I expected it to be good, but it was so much more than that. It was...a beautiful piece of literature that outlines the life of a Palestinian girl, Deya, age 18, being forced into an arranged marriage.
Spring is in the air and summer is almost here. And that means, books, books, books! There are so many great books that have come out recently and are coming out. Of course, they're all on my TBR pile.
A wonderful read! I felt like I was listening to my baba's stories from his childhood in Syria...
This was a beautiful rendering of two women, from different decades, learning their strength as women.
I loved Where the Crawdads Sing, and it's my favorite so far this year. Poignant, rich, and haunting, it deserves all the hype it's gotten, and more.
Well-researched, along with photos, headlines, and historical notes, Suspect Red is a great historical fiction read! Even though it's middle grade, I still enjoyed reading it and learned a bit more about life during the Red Scare. The historical backdrop is woven deftly throughout the story, and at the end, there's a list of resources for further reading.
I cried reading this. There was a poignancy to the story I wasn't expecting, and a sisterhood of friends that I loved and envied.
Here's a list of some of my more recent Arab-x author reads, some of which will become future 2021 YMERC titles.