After seeing Kourni’s version of this feature, I decided to make this its own post. I used to put a section of awesome blog posts in my Wrap-Up, but as I’m sure you’ve seen, that post is already out of control. So, here are some posts I loved this month. I hope you enjoy reading them as much as I did!
Mikaela @ The Well-Thumbed Reader started The Blogging Diaries, where she shares some things she’s learned along the way. (Pretty much all of these posts so far are amazing, but I’m linking to the first one in the series.)
Beverly @ Slay Girl Society wrote this insightful discussion: “What’s the Difference Between an Illness and a Disease? How to Talk About Mental Health” (If you’re interested in mental health whatsoever, I highly recommend this blog in general. It’s both affirming and educational.)
Sarah @ Written Word Wonders wrote about “Falling Out Of Love With YA” (and it was heart-breaking. Spoiler alert: I haven’t fallen out of YA and I’m *gasp* 27).
Lauren @ Wonderless Reviews did this adorable post about “Songs I Jammed To Before I Turned Emo” that gave me all the nostalgia.
Fadwa @ Word Wonders asked us “Do Reviewers Have a Responsibility Towards Readers?” This is a fantastic discussion about our responsibility, not just to get people to read amazing diverse books, but also to talk about problematic representation.
Vivian @ Writing With Style listed “50 Things To Do With A Journal” which really got me thinking about creating a journal for my book blogging needs.
Austine @ Novel Knight wrote about “Blogging Expectations And Why I Hate Them” (me too, tbh).
Marie @ Drizzle & Hurricane Books started up Souvenirs From Across The World. Basically, it’s designed to connect book bloggers with each other—and there’s even an option to send/receive gifts. If for nothing else, check it out for a list of amazing book bloggers and make some new friends!
Wendy @ What The Log Had To Say wrote a #MentalHealthMonday: “When Am I Cured” —a fantastic discussion about misconceptions we all have about mental illness and what “getting better” means.
Ava @ Bookishness & Tea compiled a fantastic list of #OwnVoices LGBTQ+ books for Pride Month—because we should be reading Queer #OwnVoices all year round!
Mariam’s Yummy Books hosted the #HMReadathon, in which participants read, reviewed, and tweeted about the amazing books of Hannah Moskowitz. As someone who’s been following Hannah on Twitter for a while, I was excited to finally dig into some of her books. If you haven’t read any, I recommend Wild, a double-bi Deaf romance with two POC leads, or Gone, Gone, Gone, an interracial gay romance set in post-9/11 D.C.
Ann Elise started a series called “For Authors: How Not to Be a Dick to Bisexuals”—which is pretty straight forward, but also she does a great job of breaking down terms we bi folks throw around a lot.
Alyssa @ Queerly Texan wrote about “Reclaiming LGBTQ+ Slurs”—namely, using queer as the umbrella term rather than the acronym.
Did you catch any amazing discussions this month you think I should check out? Drop a link in the comments!