Last month, I mentioned putting aside Lean Out by Tara Henley so I could read Unreconciled by Jesse Wente. Unfortunately, at the point that I put Lean Out down (about one quarter of the way in), I was losing interest in it, and after finishing Unreconciled, which I thoroughly enjoyed, I chose not to go back to Henley’s book.
- Unreconciled by Jesse Wente
- Beasts and Beauty: Dangerous Tales by Soman Chainani
- RWBY by Marguerite Bennett, illustrated by Mirka Andolfo (graphic novel)
- 100 Easy Ukrainian Texts by Yuliia Pozniak
And some older magazines (two Chatelaines and a Family Circle).
As I already mentioned, I really enjoyed Unreconciled by Jesse Wente. I wasn’t familiar with Wente at all prior to reading his book, so I was quite delighted by his humour. While at times it is a bit difficult to read (it deals with hard subject matter regarding residential school survivors/their families/intergenerational trauma as well as the racism and slurs Indigenous people in Canada are subjected to), I found I couldn’t put it down. It’s definitely something I recommend, especially to everyone living in Canada.
I also quite enjoyed Beasts and Beauty: Dangerous Tales by Soman Chainani, which was a book of fairy tale retellings, often with a darker bend (they reminded me a lot of the original Grimms Fairy Tales). I love fairy tales, and retellings are often fun, so I was very pleased that this book didn’t disappoint. (Full disclosure – I cried at the end of the Peter Pan retelling).
This was also the month that I finished my first book in Ukrainian! I’m still very excited about that – if you want to see the video I made talking about it (I start out in Ukrainian too!), you can find it in my last post. 🙂
So what have you read over the last month? What was your favourite book?