Black Lives Matter: How to Get Involved, Resources & Reading Recommendations

Black Lives Matter was founded in 2013 in response to the murder of Trayvon Martin, yet countless Black lives continue to be lost at the hands of police and white supremacists. The time for silence is long over; the status is not quo and it is critical that we support the people on the ground fighting for their lives (during a pandemic which is disproportionately affecting them, no less) and demand change.

Reader Voracious is going on hiatus for the time being to focus my energy on supporting Black Lives Matter and becoming a better ally. But I want to use my platform to provide information how you can be involved, resources of where to look for information, reading suggestions to confront our privilege, and uplift three Black debut authors’ novels we all should add to our TBRs!

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ARC Review: Lobizona (Wolves of No World #1) by Romina Garber [Blog Tour]

Lobizona is a book that everyone needs to pick up to read immediately! At the heart, Lobizona is about the search for belonging when you’re between two worlds and on the outside of “normal” society.
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Welcome to my review as part of Wednesday Books’ blog tour for Lobizona! A review copy of the book was provided so that I could take part in the tour, but as always my opinions are my own.

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Anticipated Adventures: Court of Lions (Mirage #2) by Somaiya Daud (+ Giveaway!)

Anticipated Adventures is a regular feature at Reader Voracious where I highlight and discuss upcoming releases I can’t wait to get my hands on!

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📣 This week, I’m shining the spotlight on Court of Lions, the second and final installment of the Mirage series by Somaiya Daud! This duology is a powerful own-voices Moroccan inspired SFF tale of culture, family, oppression, and rebellion with a diverse cast of complex characters that you cannot help but adore.

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Unboxing Dwarf Story by Professor W.W. Marplot

Hi friends, welcome to something a little different here at Reader Voracious! Today I have an unboxing and feature of Dwarf Story by W.W. Marplot that I’m really excited to share with you all.

This package was sent to me by Books Forward to unbox for you. Dwarf Story was released on June 30, 2020 and looks like a delightful read for middle grade fantasy readers! I can’t wait to read it when, you know, I’m reading books again. *stares longingly at giant stack of unread books*

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May & June Adventure Log // the world is a trashfire and I went on hiatus

The Adventure Log is my monthly wrap-up post!

Greetings friends, long time no see! It’s been over a month since I’ve sat down at my computer to write posts, read a book, or write a review. While the time away was absolutely crucial for me and my mental health, I missed it and all of you!

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2020 has been a trying year for everyone. I hope that each and every one of you are handling its challenges as best as you can. For me that unfortunately means stepping back from social media and focusing my limited energy for on the ground efforts and donating money to organizations.

To celebrate the end of my blogging hiatus, let’s briefly discuss May and June (spoiler alert: I haven’t read since June 5th).

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ARC Review: Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

If you’re looking for a compelling and excellently plotted addition to Gothic horror set in 1950s Mexico, look no further than Mexican Gothic!

I devoured this book in one sitting; I simply couldn’t pry my eyes away until the end… CREEPY house, CREEPY people, & excellently plotted Gothic thriller set in 1950s Mexico that you won’t be able to put down!

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