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Over the Ocean by Taro Gomi
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June 2017 Reading Report: 07/01/17

Inclusive reading report

June can be summed up with packing boxes and end of the school year madness. With now the vast majority of all our home library in storage and most of my free time tied up with getting ready for a move, and making sure my children get to and from their summer activities, I haven't been as mindful with what I read.

In two weeks we're moving into our temporary apartment. While I will have a box of books with me — a sliver of my personal collection — and will still have access to my ebooks and library books, I have no idea how much time I will have to do anything beyond getting the house ready, getting the apartment livable, and the summer activities with my children. The care I normally put into my reading will be instead directed to the move.

Bar graph about reading

Bar graph about reviewing

June did not keep pace with May's progress. Non-diverse / non-inclusive books outnumbered diverse/inclusive books in both reading and reviewing. Much of my reading last month was either audiobooks (a cozy mystery series while packing books) or comic books.

One notable exception to my haphazard reading last month was The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas — a book I waited nearly two months to read because of the large number of holds on the library's multiple copies. I'm not implying that the novel was work to read — rather that it was a higher caliber of book. It's beautifully written and something I hope ends up being taught in schools.

Reviewing was also somewhat haphazard, though not as much as the reading as I do schedule the bulk of my reviews weeks in advance. The reviews are a combination newly published works (including some of the ones I read strictly to unwind), older reviews I had held onto longer than I had wanted, and reviews of books I had read for my road narrative project. It wasn't the most cohesive month of reviewing.

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