Looking for a new read? I’m sharing my summer reading plan for 2020! Want to read along with me?
I consider myself an avid reader. You can always find at least one fiction and one non-fiction book on my shelf at any given time.
This summer I’ve mapped out the books that I DEFINITELY plan to read. As a wedding photographer, my summer’s can get quite busy — so these 6 top picks seem manageable even as my life getting a little more hectic!
If you want to follow along, pick up one of the books below to read along with me (you can even follow me on Goodreads!) or catch up with what I’m currently reading in my monthly Coffee Conversations posts.
Fiction books on my summer reading plan
Children of Blood and Bone (Legacy of Orïsha, #1) by Tomi Adeyemi — I’ve heard such good things about this series, so I’m finally picking up the first book! Book 2 has already been released, so I have some catching up to do here.
The Empire of Gold (The Daevabad Trilogy, #3) by S. A. Chakraborty — I fell head over heels for the first 2 books in this series in the Spring of 2020. The Empire of Gold was released in early June 2020, so I’m itching to finish the saga and find out what happens.
The Year of the Witching by Alexis Henderson — If you haven’t noticed, I tend to pick up series. The Year of the Witching is an exception. I’m craving a one-off book, and this one seems like the sort of weird, dark, creepy fantasy I enjoy.
Non-Fiction reads for the summer
White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Robin DiAngelo — I’m trying to be better. And a big step in that is educating myself about issues I’ve blissfully ignored (privilage, anyone?). White Fragility comes highly recommended as a good first step. So here we go.
The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander — Again, part of my summer is dedicated to expanding my knowledge about issues I’m dreadfully unequipped for. This is another read that was recommended, so I’m happy to add it to my summer reading list. This book and White Fragility are not the only books I’ll be reading on the topic of systemic racism, but they’re my top priorities.
How to Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy by Jenny Odell — And finally, a business-oriented book! I find I struggle with focus, so I’m hoping this read gives me some tips and tricks to prevent myself from feeling like I’m working ALL the time.
What are you reading this summer? Drop a comment and let me know!