WWW Wednesday: September 21, 2022

A little reading check-in now that summer has ended and we’re into some crisp weather.

WWW Wednesday is hosted by Sam @ Taking on a World of Words, and asks three important questions:

  • What did you recently finish reading?
  • What are you currently reading?
  • What do you think you’ll read next?

I’ve gotten back into audiobooks this last month and continue to add more to my currently reading pile, so here are some of my recent reads!

Recently finished:

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Mini Reviews: Collections

I finally have some reviews to share!

I’ve read a number of collections over the past several months so I’ve gathered a few of them together today. Whether you’re into essay collections, fictional short stories, or some poetry, I think you’ll find something to enjoy here.

Book cover for Wild Tongues Can't Be Tamed. Illustration of a Brown girl's face. Her eyes are closed and she has bright pink lipstick. Her face is surrounded by pink, red, and white flowers.

Wild Tongues Can’t Be Tamed edited by Saraciea J. Fennell
Genre: Essay Collection

In Wild Tongues Can’t Be Tamed, bestselling and award-winning authors as well as up-and-coming voices interrogate the different myths and stereotypes about the Latinx diaspora. These 15 original pieces delve into everything from ghost stories and superheroes, to memories in the kitchen and travels around the world, to addiction and grief, to identity and anti-Blackness, to finding love and speaking your truth.

This was a really wonderful collection and I was glad to see names I recognized (Mark Oshiro! Elizabeth Acevedo!), some authors whose other books are already on my TBR, and many new-to-me voices I’m now excited to seek out.

These essays and poems are honest and insightful. Some are painful and some humorous, while others are both. There’s a lot to learn from the authors’ personal experiences and much to relate to for readers with similar experiences as part of the Latinx diaspora. I especially liked that there were many essays from authors on being Afro-Latinx as I have read less from this perspective and, based on the authors’ essays, it’s a perspective that’s been left out of many discussions around Latinx identity.

Very glad for the introduction to so many authors and to add their other work to my TBR!

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