Everything I Read in June 2020 {Book Recap & Ratings}

June 2020 book recap

June | Audiobooks & Wireless Headphones

June feels like forever ago but I didn’t want to skip sharing the books I read because while there were some disappoints, there were way more that were just amazing! I shared in my May book recap that I have been struggling to find a new balance with the kids home 24/7…it’s a work in progress for sure, especially for someone who gets easily distracted and doesn’t work well in chaos, LOL.

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Everything I Read in May 2020 {Book Recap & Ratings}

2020 books

Happenings Since May…

So much has happened since May and it is hard to believe it was just a couple of weeks ago. You can read more about what I have been doing to incorporate more diverse reading and listening through podcasts and audiobooks in my recent blog posts HERE & HERE.

In addition, I have been trying to find a posting rhythm again on here, basically since March…I didn’t realize how much my daily routines added to my ability to accomplish all the little things. Being home with the kids has thrown that all to the wind and there is not any sense of order coming anytime soon so I think I need to find some new routines!

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Black Lives Matter | Reading to Learn, Support & Stand for Others

If you are neutral in situations of injustice

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When You Know Better, Do Better…

I know I frequently share that I read to escape or distract myself. While I often do this to deal with hard things in my own life, now is not the time to escape from the reality that recent events in our country have brought to light for so many of us. And staying silent is not the answer.

when you know better, do better

I have felt sad and hopeless and also disappointed in myself that it took something like the recent tragedies of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and George Floyd for this to really be on my radar. This is a reality that so many people do not have and I want to do better. I understand that these events are not sharing something new. As a white person, it is a privilege to choose when I think about this and when I can turn it off.

I know I have a lot to learn and that I definitely don’t always know the right thing to say, but I want to try.  I want to be a better ally and I want to make sure our kids are too. I recognize that while we may not ever truly understand, we can learn, support, and stand up for others.

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