I can’t believe it’s already September! A part of me wants time to slow the heck down but there’s this other, bigger part of me that’s actually glad summer is (almost) over. That’s probably a controversial opinion (lol), but I’m not a summer girl. Being sticky and sweaty? Nope. Na-ah. I hate it. I’d rather wear comfy sweaters and curl up in bed under a mountain of blankets, reading a good book, thank you very much! I can’t be the only one, right?
Anyway, on to today’s post.
Around the Blog is a weekly post that will feature my favourite posts I’ve read during that week. It’s my way of appreciating other bloggers’ content and to share the love for the chosen posts and bloggers with my followers in the hope they’ll love them as much as I do.
Here are my favourite posts of this week…
Seven Empowering Books by Sarah @Written Word Worlds: ever since reading The Hate U Give, I’ve realized how much power books can have. They can raise awareness for issues people struggle to comprehend through the mainstream media (newspapers, TV, …) by giving you a character you can relate to and a story you’re invested in. That’s what happened when I read THUG and I’m hoping to read more empowering and powerful books as I go along.
The Pros and Cons of Magical Realism by Beth @Reading Every Night: I’ve only read one magical realism book (Wing Jones) since it’s a relatively new genre so it’s too soon for me to form an opinion on whether I like it. This post by Beth has encouraged me to give the genre a second chance since, like she said, it usually has very beautiful writing.
September Books to Keep an Eye on by Fernanda @The Wanderlust Reader: I’ve done a similar post about September YA releases to look forward to, but it’s always fun to see which books other people are excited about. Also, Fernanda includes books from all genres where I usually stick to contemporary YA.
Ten Gems in Mental Health Literature by Chrissi @Chrissi Reads: those of you who’ve been following me for a while know that I think books with an accurate rep of mental health issues are extremely important. I’m always looking for new, good reads and this list by Chrissi definitely helped.
These Books Changed my Life by Shannon @Captivated~by~Fantasy: as I said, books can be extremely powerful. Non-readers probably don’t believe us, but I do think books can change lives. In this post, Shannon shares the books that have changed her and a lot of these books I’ve read and enjoyed as well.
That’s it for this week!
See you tomorrow,