In May I barely read a thing, so June has definitely been a better month. Probably not so much for my bank account as I’ve also bought way more books too.
That said, I’m still 14 books behind schedule for my Goodreads Challenge. Maybe aiming for 120 books was a little too ambitious, but I’m not giving up just yet!
In the wake of all of the activism happening around the world, a large part of what I bought and/or read this month has been educate myself and to begin to unlearn some of the white-centric sh*t I learned at school. It’s hard going but completely necessary.
Being an ally isn’t just about reading about racism though, it’s reading about Black joy too. There are so many wonderful BIPOC authors out there, go and find them! I’ve been enjoying discovering new authors and pre-ordering their books for both myself and my daughters.
June’s Favourite Book
This month it was a tie for the best book that I read, but both for very different reasons.
Why I’m No Longer Talking To White People About Race is a book I should have read a long time ago. I learned so much from it and thought it was incredibly well researched and written. It really highlighted some serious gaps in my own education, particularly in History. For those who don’t know, I specialised in History when training to be a teacher, so I have a real interest in it.
Extraordinary Parenting was my other favourite. As you know, we home educate and so this book was positive and uplifting read with plenty for me to put into practice around our home.
My Star Ratings for June’s Books
If you click on the book titles it’ll take you over to Amazon and they are affiliate links. Just a heads up for those that would rather buy elsewhere.
Click on the stars to go over to Goodreads and read my full review of each book.