Week (and month) in Review

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Sunday Post

Posted This Week

The Suffragette Scandal by Courtney Milan – A Victorian romance with a feminist heroine

The Mapmaker’s Children by Sarah McCoy – The story of John Brown’s daughter’s work on with the Underground Railroad intertwined with the story of a modern day woman trying to find a purpose in life

May in Review

I ended up reading 13 books in May.  Two were non-fiction.  Three were audiobooks.  One was a graphic novel.  Three and a half were written by men (the 1/2 was a coauthor with a woman).  It was an overwhelmingly white month — only 2.5 books were written by women of color (again the half was the cowritten book).

The books were set in The United States, England, Ghana, Kenya, Zimbabwe, and fantasy worlds.

So far I’ve read 75 books this year according to Goodreads.  That’s on track to read more books than last year.


 

Coming Up

 

I just picked up my copy from the library yesterday.


Around The Internet

TonyaLee talks about fitting into the book blogging community

Juli wrote about the lack of books translated into English

A great post about the problems of trying to classify books as diverse. Is it author?  Is it setting?

In non-book news, Nigeria’s President signed a ban on genital mutilation.  Does it mean anything?

In Chechnya there are calls for women to be banned from social media.

In Indonesia you have to be a virgin to join the army — only if you are a woman of course.


 

Currently Reading

 

Akata Witch (Akata Witch, #1)Akata Witch by Nnedi Okorafor

 

“Twelve-year-old Sunny lives in Nigeria, but she was born American. Her features are African, but she’s albino. She’s a terrific athlete, but can’t go out into the sun to play soccer. There seems to be no place where she fits. And then she discovers something amazing—she is a “free agent,” with latent magical power. Soon she’s part of a quartet of magic students, studying the visible and invisible, learning to change reality. But will it be enough to help them when they are asked to catch a career criminal who knows magic too?” from Goodreads

The Fangirl's Guide to the Galaxy: A Handbook for Girl GeeksThe Fangirl’s Guide to the Galaxy: A Handbook for Girl Geeks by Sam Maggs

 

“Fanfic, cosplay, cons, books, memes, podcasts, vlogs, OTPs and RPGs and MMOs and more—it’s never been a better time to be a girl geek. The Fangirl’s Guide to the Galaxy is the ultimate handbook for ladies living the nerdy life, a fun and feminist take on the often male-dominated world of geekdom. With delightful illustrations and an unabashed love for all the in(ternet)s and outs of geek culture, this book is packed with tips, playthroughs, and cheat codes for everything from starting an online fan community to planning a convention visit to supporting fellow female geeks in the wild.” from Goodreads