Betwixt the Books Discuss! Own Voices, Representation & The Publishing Industry

Wherein, we chat for half an hour about the wrap up of the own voices cycle in Bibliomancy and just general discussions going on in the publishing community about representation.

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Betwixt the Books Recommends: Audio Books

Wherein, we discuss some audio books that made the experience of reading better than reading a physical book would have been. We’ve both been seriously into audiobooks lately and wanted to share the love!

The Nowhere Girls by Amy Reed Review (Spoiler Free)

The Nowhere Girls is an incredible story of many voices fighting back against a covered up sexual assault. An essential read for the #metoo movement.

Bibliomancy for Beginners s.6 e.2: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

For episode two of this new season, we’re keeping the OwnVoices theme with this one! I’ve wanted to read this since the second it came out, but grad school is hard guys. I figured it fit the theme perfectly and this way I’d make everyone read it! Great idea, past me.

All American Boys by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely Review

One of the best books I’ve read for school this year so far. If you haven’t read this yet, you need to. This dual narrative about the white and African-American experience with police brutality is so right now and necessary.

Bibliomancy for Beginners s.6 e.1: Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire

It’s a new season of Bibliomancy for Beginners, and we’re starting with an arc of #ownvoices titles. This one is ownvoices for an asexual main character, and also sounded really interesting in plot. After reading it, one of those things is still true!