April flew past and now it is about to be May. I ended up gathering quite a few books from the library since I was in a reading mood. For this discussion I am focusing on the books that I read for April and spoke about earlier this month. Thank you for reading my April book haul wrap up with mini reviews of the books that I chose. I ended up reading Tesoro By Yesika Salgado, March By John Lewis and Sincerely By F.S. Yousaf.
Tesoro By Yesika Salgado
Tesoro By Yesika Salgado was an impressionable poetry book. I read the author's previous Corazon and enjoy it so much that I wanted to read the second poetry book from the author. Salgado created even stronger poetry in this second collection and made me keep turning the pages. I was able to learn more about her culture, love, and family. But, also about her as a woman and person. The poetry gave imagery, emotion and unique writing styles. The poems were solid, went deeper than her previous collection and made me curious to hear more from her in her third poetry collection that comes out this fall. I recommend this poetry collection to an adult age group and looking for captivating poetry.
March By John Lewis
March By John Lewis, Nate Powell, and Andrew Aydin focuses on the life of a congressman named John Lewis. John Lewis was someone that was an Alabama sharecropper to a congressman and this is his story. March is part one of the three part book series and I must say that I plan on reading the other books in the collection. The visuals were beautiful and I was learning about history as well as John Lewis while reading this graphic novel. I enjoyed the storyline and wanted to learn more once the book ended. I plan on adding the rest of the series to future book hauls. I highly recommend if you are interested in graphic novels speaking on African American history and prominent figures.
Sincerely By F.S. Yousaf
Sincerely by F.S. Yousaf is the second collection of poetry that I have read from this poet. This poetry collection was more of a love letter and diary entry poetry. I enjoyed the poetry but wanted the poems to be longer. The poems were short and didn't linger with me as much as I wanted them to. I enjoyed a lot of the poetry but I felt that the poet could have captivated me more. I would recommend this collection to someone that wants a short collection of poetry.
Overall, I enjoyed my April book haul and thought that the books that I chose were good. Some of the books were stronger than the others but I do think my reading experience was satisfactory. The books that I choose from now on will be in a format of one poetry book, one graphic novel and one novel. I want to open my reading experiences and try out different writing styles. I look forward to talking about more books in the future (:
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