Buon venerdì, prodi seguaci!🍉

In ritardo, eccomi a scegliere le task della 2020 RHC da coprire questo mese – non che nel frattempo abbia iniziato a leggere qualcosa, sono molto in ritardo, visto che in questo periodo ho le forze solo per giocare a Pokémon Scudo.

Comunque, non siamo ancora  a metà mese e ho ancora tempo per recuperare!💪🏻

Per la task 1, che stabilisce di leggere uno YA nonfiction, ho pensato di leggere Brave Face di Shaun David Hutchinson, che immagino mi ridurrà in una gelatina tremebonda perché già la sinossi mi fa venire voglia di piangere tutte le mie lacrime.

Critically acclaimed author of We Are the Ants—described as having “hints of Vonnegut’s Slaughterhouse-Five” (School Library Journal)—opens up about what led to an attempted suicide in his teens, and his path back from the experience.
“I wasn’t depressed because I was gay. I was depressed and gay.”
Shaun David Hutchinson was nineteen. Confused. Struggling to find the vocabulary to understand and accept who he was and how he fit into a community in which he couldn’t see himself. The voice of depression told him that he would never be loved or wanted, while powerful and hurtful messages from society told him that being gay meant love and happiness weren’t for him.
A million moments large and small over the years all came together to convince Shaun that he couldn’t keep going, that he had no future. And so he followed through on trying to make that a reality.
Thankfully Shaun survived, and over time, came to embrace how grateful he is and how to find self-acceptance. In this courageous and deeply honest memoir, Shaun takes readers through the journey of what brought him to the edge, and what has helped him truly believe that it does get better.

Per la task 8, invece, che stabilisce di ascoltare un audiolibro di poesia, sono molto preoccupata: non amo granché l’ascolto di audiolibri (pur apprezzando molto i podcast, vai a capire perché). Scorrendo svogliatamente le proposte di audiolibri di poesia, sono incappata in Shame Is an Ocean I Swim Across di Mary Lambert, che, oltre a leggere i suoi componimenti, ha composto della musica apposta, visto che è anche una cantante. Mi è sembrato un audiolibro un po’ diverso dal solito, quindi sono abbastanza curiosa di ascoltarlo.

Beautiful and brutally honest, Mary Lambert’s poetry is a beacon to anyone who’s ever been knocked down—and picked themselves up again. In verse that deals with sexual assault, mental illness, and body acceptance, Ms. Lambert emerges as an important new voice in poetry, providing strength and resilience even in the darkest of times.

E questo è quanto. Che ve ne pare? Conoscete qualcosa o qualcosa vi incuriosisce? Fatemi sapere nei commenti!

Buon fine settimana!🎮