My Favorite Reads: Summer edition

It’s been a while since I wrote about what I’ve been reading, I thought I would do a post about my favorite reads from the month of September.

In reality, this will be more of a “favorite reads from this summer” post, because I read some of these before September, but I enjoyed them so much that I have to list them here. Without further ado, and in no particular order, here are my most recent favorite reads:

  • The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander: This is a non-fiction book that reads like an extended journal article, and Alexander uses every word effectively. It’s a highly informative and incredibly powerful call for social justice and the reform of America’s judicial and prison systems. I can’t recommend it enough.
  • The rest of Megan Whalen Turner’s The Queen’s Thief series: if you remember, a few months ago I wrote about a book that far exceeded my expectations. It was called The King of Attolia, and I loved that book. My only regret was that I hadn’t started at the beginning of that series, so of course I had to go out and buy the other three books. If reading the rest of the series changed my opinion at all, it only intensified my love for Turner’s characters and story. This book series is definitely one that I’ll reread over and over and never get tired of.
  • The 39 Clues series: I didn’t really start listening to audiobooks until this year, and although I love the feeling of a book in my hands, I have to admit that I find audiobooks very appealing. This summer I’ve been binge listening to/devouring the 39 Clues audiobook series. Honestly, I started listening because I was curious about how the story was stretched over so many audiobooks, and since it’s targeted at listeners (far) below my age group, I didn’t expect much. But I have been pleasantly surprised, and over 15 books in, I’m still interested. I just hope the series ends well.

Those are my favorite reads over the summer. I’m thinking of making this a monthly thing. Let me know: would you like me to give monthly or seasonal book recommendations? What have you read and loved this summer?

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