July TBR – and a few updates!

I actually managed to read four book in June?? Which to me is mind-blowing since I have been in a huge reading slump for the better part of this year! Rather than posting a wrap-up where I’ll essentially be repeating myself here are the books I read last month and the links to their reviews:

The Deep Blue Between by Ayesha Harruna Attah

Cinderella is Dead by Kalyan Bayron

The Black Kids by Christina Hammonds Reed

When Life Gives You Mangos by Karen Getten

I currently have two fiction books I plan to read this month and they are:

Take a Hint Dani Brown by Talia Hibbert

The Space Between Worlds by Micaiah Johnson

The reason I have a relatively short fiction TBR is because this month I also plan on focusing on some non-fiction reads that I have started previously but ultimately ended up putting down. With non-fiction books I can almost NEVER read them in one sitting, so I usually read a chapter every few days. I’ve found that if my mind is already occupied with another book I’m reading I tend to just never pick up anything else! The non-fiction book I am currently working through is The Multi-Hyphen Method by Emma Gannon! I’ve always been fascinated by the prospect of being my own boss, simply because of the flexibility that comes with this. This book is essentially a guide on how to turn side hustles into different income streams.

In the past I’ve really strayed away from reading such books, simply because a lot of them tend to be gimmicky with taglines like ‘how to be a millionaire in 2 years’ or ‘Work 2 hours a day and earn $Xthousand. I find that these types of books are a) selling unrealistic dreams to the reader b) often times readers try to directly imitate the factors and habits that have lead someone else to become ‘successful’ and these may not necessarily work for you. There’s this idea that these habits are a one size fits all with these kind of books and that just doesn’t sit well with me.

Well… is it another post if I haven’t side-tracked 45,000 times :)?????

I’ve really been interested in productivity and realistic habits/things I can do to work towards achieving my goals. I had considered creating an entirely separate blog for this but honestly I have trouble keeping up with one let alone two :). So, I will be uploading some productivity-related posts on here from time to time!

Let me know in the comments what some of your anticipated reads are this month!

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