Eyes Bottle Dark with a Mouthful of Flowers by Jake Skeets
I would like to read more poetry, and after a couple friends read this book this summer and recommended it, I added it to the top of my small pile of poetry to be read.
Race to the Sun by Rebecca Roanhorse
It's been awhile since I read a young adult novel, and pretty much every Rick Riordan Presents book has been added to my reading list. I love learning about the myths and legends from around the world, and I love YA, so Race to the Sun seemed like a perfect fit for me.
Strangelands by Darcie Little Badger, Magdalene Visaggio, and Guillermo Sanna
Comics are not something I read a lot of, but I started Saga this summer and realized it's a form that I could really see myself reading more of. In my quest to find indigenous authors, I was looking for a wide variety, and when I came across Strangelands, it sounded like something that might interest me and gave me an excuse to try to read another comic. Bonus for me: the first six volumes are available digitally from my library.
Black Sun by Rebecca Roanhorse
A friend mentioned they were going to read this and after reading the synopsis (and seeing the GORGEOUS book cover), I told them I would join them in reading it. I haven't read a fantasy novel in awhile and I'm excited for Black Sun to bring me back into the genre. A couple other friends are going to read it this month too, so it is a future buddy read of mine.
There There by Tommy Orange
I've had There There on my to read pile for about a year now. I started it in February and then became sidetracked. I'm determined to finally read it this November. I've read the prologue two times and will read it again for a third time. I think it is something that every American should read at some point.
The Round House by Louise Erdrich
I've never read Louise Erdrich, and while perusing her titles, I thought they all sounded good. It was hard to settle on one to try out for this book challenge, but I finally decided on The Round House. If I like it (or even if I don't) I think I'm going to try Antelope Woman next.
Carry: A Memoir of Survival on Stolen Land by Toni Jensen
Carry is a new memoir that came out in 2020. I think this will be a difficult read as memoirs go, but it sounded like an important book to read and very relevant.
New Suns: Original Speculative Fiction by People of Color edited by Nisi Shawl
There are a couple short stories in New Suns written by indigenous authors, which I hope to tackle this November, and I will finish the rest of the stories soon after.