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  • Gabby Womack

My 2024 Bookish Goals

This year, I’m not really interested in reaching a certain number of books. I don’t feel like it 😄So here’s what I narrowed my goals down to:

Finish what I started

I have a bunch of books that I’ve been reading on and off since September. I know y’all won’t judge me lol

Sometimes I get distracted, my mood isn’t right, or I’m overdoing it elsewhere in life. So I really want to jump back into these. I know that the books on Palestine took me a while because I kept toggling back and forth between the audiobook, e-book, and print for note taking purposes. I don’t usually do that for books unless I’m using them for research. (I’ve been reading Stamped from the Beginning for multiple years because of this!)

Books Shown:

-The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine by Ilan Pappe

-Stamped from the Beginning by Ibram X. Kendi

-The Follower of Flowers by Natasha Hernandez

-The Ballad of Perilous Graves by Alex Jennings

-Summoner’s Circle by Coral Alejandra Moore

-Plantains and Our Becoming by Melania Luisa Marte

-Abeni’s Song by P. Djèlí Clark

-Palestine by Joe Sacco

Read more non-fiction

Once I got overwhelmed last year, I started switching to predominantly fiction books. This is

fine but I want to get back into my non-fiction groove. Some of that will be connected to my research for my books and the others can just be the info I really want to learn.

Books shown:

The Borders of Dominicanidad by Lorgia García Peña

The Hundred Years’ War on Palestine by Rashid Khalidi

The Little Deaths by Mercy Tullis-Bukhari

Fantasy Island by Ed Morales

Request less books

If I want to achieve the goals before this one, I’m gonna have to stop requesting books through places like NetGalley and buying brand new books that are trending. I know I’m gonna have less time to read & review books this year so I’m been trying to be more intentional about what books I collect. This means, if you’re an author hoping to have me review your book, ask yourself if they are about & by AfroLatine/x or African-American folks. If so, definitely reach out to me. Just know that it may take me some time for me to read & review it!

What are your bookish goals?

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