Writing Update #8: Tackling Tough Topics in a YA Novel

I agree with Brianna’s post that tacking tough topics in YA novels is important. While I think it’s impossible for us to truly understand some experiences without experiencing them ourselves, I also think we can get close to some topics through deep research.

Let’s Talk Bookish: “I’m not like other girls” Trope

This post is right on the money. I think at some point in time, the trope made a lot of sense but I think these days its overdone and I think instead of relying on tropes, we should be focusing on creating more diverse and well rounded characters instead.

Secondhand Royalties, A Goodreads Bug, and a History of the Singular They: This Week in Book News

I thought that this was a really interesting round up of writing and publishing related news. I haven’t heard of the Goodreads bug until now and I think this is unacceptable for a platform run by the world’s largest corporation. I think the idea to get authors royalties on secondhand books could be really awesome for the industry. And I found the article on the history of the Singular They to be really fascinating.

Growing Indifferent Towards Books I Previously Enjoyed

I thought this was a great post because I too have had a similar experience. There are a few books in the past I once really enjoyed and now these days can barely remember anything about them and don’t really feel the same excitement over them when I go back to reread some of them.

Unwell Women: A Journey through Medicine and Myth in a Man-Made World by Elinor Cleghorn – eARC Book Review

I think this book is right up my alley. I’ve seen a couple other similar books about how the world is not designed around women and I think it’s fascinating as much as it pisses me off.

StoryGraph Saturday: Project Hail Mary

I really loved the Martian but I haven’t read any of his other books yet. However I gave this new book to my best friend for Christmas and I think he really enjoyed it.

Book Recommendations: Pride Month Edition – 12 Books with Sapphic and F/F Rep to Read During Pride Month!

I’ve been looking for more Sapphic and F/F rep to read, especially for Pride Month. So I’m glad to see she put together this list. I’m going to have to check out these books!

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