What We’re Reading: July 22

What We’re Reading: July 22

Here are the Bookish staff’s personal weekend reading recommendations; have you read any of them? Tell us in the comments what you’ll be reading this weekend! If you’re still looking for some inspiration, check out our Summer Previews for a look at the best books of the season.

Negroland

I idolize Margo Jefferson, and am so excited to finally be reading Negroland (which has been on my TBR list for far, far too long). This book takes on race and class and Jefferson’s own upbringing, and I’m excited to experience this book’s unique blend of memoir and social commentary. —Elizabeth

Gemini

I just read (and adored) Sarah Crossan’s award-winning young adult verse novel, One. So when I saw another YA book cross my desk that also featured conjoined twins, I decided to give it a shot. Unlike One, Gemini alternates its POV between both twins. I imagine other readers, like myself, will end up connecting strongly with one of the girls. For me, it’s pink-haired artist Hailey. She’s got dreams much bigger than the small town she lives in, and the balls to chase after them. —Kelly

Lawrence of Arabia’s War

I majored in history and political science, and am very interested in the Ottoman empire. Right now, I’m reading Lawrence of Arabia’s War by Neil Faulkner. —Bob

Food Forensics

Today, we put so much energy into labeling food as “healthy” or “unhealthy.” It is a major topic in the media, and it has a big impact on our daily lives. A new book coming out this week, Food Forensics, is a must-read for anyone interested in this subject. I’m excited to learn more about what’s really in my food, and how it has an impact on my body. —Bob

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