Welcome back to Lamon Reviews. This month celebrates Native American Heritage. I have a podcast episode I liked that includes author and book recommendations for those of us looking to read more diversely this month.
Writing is a lonely business.Sherman Alexie
My library I use for most of the books I read and review has a landing page with recommendations for the month. This is where I borrowed the first book I am reading for N.A.H.M . Originally released in 2018, it is the first book that caught my attention.
I’m listening to “Split Tooth” by Tanya Tagaq
The next one I want to read to celebrate Native American Heritage Month is Evil Dead Center by Carole Lafavor. And then People of the Whale by Linda Hogan. Those are the ones I want to read this month.
I can not recommend this next book enough. It is one of my favorite books since last year. Screamcatcher: Web World and it’s sequal Screamcatcher: Dream Chasers by Christy J. Breedlove. I recommend this one to YA lovers. I love this series!
And of course, you will probably see this one on quite a few lists of books, The Only Good Indians by Stephen Graham Jones. This is a wonderful horror novel that had me saying WHAT!! I enjoyed this one also.
Here is a recent episode from Read or Dead podcast I found that have great recommendations of books by Native American authors.
Here is an interesting article from 2020 that has relevant book recommendations for Native American Heritage Month.
Explore writing from native authors By Kaytie Norman
There is an extremely short list of native american authors. That is a problem if you are looking for books to read. One way I found I can find more books that may not be on the latest booklist, is to google the back catalogue of known authors like Louise Endrich or Stephen G. Jones.
While on my library website, I was looking for one of the recommendations from the Read or Dead podcast, (Mean Spirit by Linda Hogan) but it was not available or even in the catalogue. But when I searched the authors name, I got other novels she has written. Also once I did that search, I got similar book recommendations which I was happy about. Although some were native american authors, others were only similar novels not written by native americans.
I hope you enjoyed todays post and you found some good recommendations to read for Native American Heritage Month. Let me know what you think in the comments below. Do you have a recommendation that I should grab and read? Let me know!
And As Always…
Go forth, dear readers, support your favorite indie authors and encourage reading and literacy.