May 2020 Wrap Up | Summary and Q&A

June 7, 2020
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May 2020 Wrap Up


Olive discusses the books she read in May 2020, while also addressing the importance of social issues and activism.

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Questions & Answers

Q: How did Olive engage with social issues during her reading month?

Olive mentions reading articles, watching videos, and engaging with causes to educate herself and support the movement against racial injustice. She provides links in the video description for those interested in further involvement.

Q: What is Olive's perspective on the role of white Americans in addressing social issues?

Olive emphasizes that white Americans, including herself, have a responsibility to inform themselves about systemic issues and use their knowledge to make positive changes, including how they treat others and how they vote.

Q: Which book did Olive consider her favorite of the month?

Olive's favorite book was "The Salt Path" by Raynor Winn, a memoir about a couple who embarks on a long walk along the Southwest Coast Path in the UK after becoming homeless.

Q: How does Olive describe "Late Migrations" by Margaret Renkl?

Olive describes "Late Migrations" as a memoir with beautifully written vignettes that combine nature writing with emotional power.

Summary & Key Takeaways

  • Olive mentions that her reading month was not as prolific as previous months due to helping at her favorite local used bookstore, which just reopened.

  • She recognizes the social movement in the United States following the murder of George Floyd and emphasizes the importance of education, activism, and voting.

  • Despite the need to address social issues, Olive continues to discuss the books she read in May, which include romance, non-fiction, nature writing, and memoirs.

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