Did I achieve my Monthly Goals in June?

Monthly Goals:

I want to read at least:

  • At least one book by BAME authors and/or one that contains BAME characters
  • At least one book by an LGBT+ author or that contains LGBT+ themes
  • At least one book containing themes about mental health issues/disabilities

I’m going to tackle one bullet point at a time and list the books I read in June that matched them:

  1. BAME authors/characters


Dear Martin by Nic Stone

The Sun and Her Flowers by Rupi Kaur (also contains themes of mental illness)

The Girl in the Broken Mirror by Savita Kalhan (also features PTSD)

American Panda by Gloria Chao

2. LGBT+ authors/characters


Ace of Shades by Amanda Foody (bisexual main character)

This Is Where It Ends by Marieke Nijkamp (LGBT+ main characters and two Latinx main characters)

Ramona Blue by Julie Murphy (questioning main character)

Leah On The Offbeat by Becky Albertalli (bisexual main character)

The Weight Of A Thousand Feathers by Brian Conaghan (questioning main character and gay love interest)

The 57 Bus by Dashka Slater ( a real-life story that features a trans teen)

3.  Books containing themes about mental health issues or disabilities


After The Fire by Will Hill (PTSD)

A Thousand Perfect Notes by C.G.Drews (mental abuse and PTSD)

Things I’m Seeing Without You by Peter Bognanni (suicide and grief)

So, to answer my question from earlier, I do think I achieved my goals for June and am on my way to achieving them for July as well. What are your reading goals for June/July?


One thought on “Did I achieve my Monthly Goals in June?

  1. Brooke Lorren says:

    Glad you were able to achieve your goals for the month.

    My goals for July are to write my scheduled blog posts for the month, which requires me to read two new ARCs, and to keep up with all of the library books that I have on hold; I have quite a few, and as they become available I want to read them before they have to be returned.

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