I’m in a bit of a reading funk. Wavering between a book slump and a book flare (thanks to The Librarian is In for a term for that) depending on the day. Luckily, I’ve had a steady stream of library holds and book club picks to get me through.
Inbox (Books Acquired)
Basic Witches: How to Summon Success, Banish Drama, and Raise Hell with Your Coven by Jaya Saxena and Jess Zimmerman
Lately, I’ve been intrigued about getting back into tarot reading and other witchy past times, especially as a way of subverting the patriarchy. This book came recommended by one of my favourite feminist podcasts (Secret Feminist Agenda) and I’m really excited to dive into it.
The Marrow Thieves by Cherie Dimaline
I was lucky enough to attend the Festival of Literary Diversity in early May there were a number of great authors in attendance, including Cherie Dimaline. So, obviously, I picked up a copy of this new Canada Reads finalist and had it signed by the author.
Outbox (Books Finished)
The Unleashing by ShellY Laurenston
I learned about this book from the Book Riot podcast Recommended. A romance novel featuring a group of women with the mantra “Let rage be your guide” was exactly what I needed the past few weeks.
The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin
This is my cross country book club’s latest pick and I LOVED it. In particular, I found the last 150 pages to be incredibly gripping; which is what led to me having a reading flare over the last few days.
In The Queue (What’s Next)
Spell On Wheels By KAte Leth, Megan Levens, And Marissa LouIse
I totally forgot about this series until this week. Thanks to Goodreads for recommending the trade paperback to me and reminding me about it. The waitlist for it from the library was incredibly short, which was both exciting and disappointing. More people should hop onboard for this witchy new series.