Bookish Brains Issue 13

Letter from the Editor:

November always passes so quickly, but then again, most months feel like that. This November, I turned 26, and Slanted Spines hit its SIX-YEAR ANNIVERSARY! I’ve officially been posting to this site every Friday for over six years, and I’d like to thank you all for your readership. So far, 2021 has been the best year for Slanted Spines in terms of stats, and it seems like viewers are really enjoying the shift towards book reviews. It’s incredible to have an outlet for my creativity and reading habits, one which I get to share with others.

Cheers to another year!

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Bookish Brains Issue 8

Letter from the Editor:

Greetings and salutations! Hopefully June has treated you well, both in reading and life. This month I have received some good news, which I look forward to sharing with you soon!

This month I managed to read seven books, and I am attempting to read at least a couple more before July. By my standards, seven is a lot though! I really enjoyed the variety of fiction and non-fiction I selected to read this month, and I recommend many of them!

This issue of Bookish Brains features mini-reviews of Peaces by Helen Oyeyemi, When the Emperor Was Divine by Julie Otsuka, Feelings by Manjit Thapp, Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid, Just Kids by Patti Smith, Dial A for Aunties by Jesse Q. Sutanto, and The Miracle of Water by Masaru Emoto. Additionally, I comment on some of the books I’m currently reading and some I plan to read going into the next month. Make sure you read until the end to catch what new releases are being published next month!

What was your favorite read from June? Let me know in the comments!


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Bookish Brains Issue 4

Letter from the Editor:

Greetings! Even though February is the shortest month of the year, I still managed to read several amazing works. In honor of it being Black History Month, I exclusively read Black-authored books. Not just this month, but year-round as well, I think we should generally aim to uplift the marginalized voices which so often have been ignored throughout history.

In this issue of Bookish Brains, I will be sharing reviews for The Death of Vivek Oji by Akwaeke Emezi, Black Boy Out of Time by Hari Ziyad, the March comic trilogy written by John Lewis and Andrew Aydin, and Sister Outsider by Audre Lorde, as well as my currently-reading thoughts on Giovanni’s Room by James Baldwin and my reading plans for March! Cheers!

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2020 Reading Highlights

In 2019, I read fifteen books. The year before that, I may have read five books. But in 2020, I read 74 books, and I think we all know why.

Of those 74 books, I would like to highlight some of the best, worst, and in between, that I think are worth recommending or warning others about. So, behold! The Slanted Spines Reading Awards!

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