Total books read this month: 9
Books so far this year: 65
Mysteries read: 4 (including progress on working my way through the entire works of Sherlock Holmes)
YA Read: Finished Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass by Meg Medina and Dread Nation by Justina Ireland (who I interviewed on here about 2 years ago). Loved them both, especially Dread Nation. If you want a zombie book where the systematic racism is scarier than the undead, you’ve got it right there. Looking forward to her second book in the duology.
Best of the Month: I loved The Wanderers by Meg Howry. It was a deeply reflective look on love, space, and the balance of family/career that I didn’t really expect to shake me as much as it did. Gorgeous prose.
Had kind of a topsy-turvy month trying to decide what project to move ahead with. Finally settled on it and getting feedback from a friend before sending it on. It’s been a passion project of mine for years, and meshes sibling love, science, and nerd-dom. Hoping that the feedback is positive!
Bottles that the baby took successfully since his birth: 0
Days until I return to work: 6
My stress-level about the combination of those two data points: 140%
Family trips this month: 1
Trips to the county fair: 1
Weeks into my Couch-to-5k Program: 4 (going well so far!)
Cucumber salads made with produce from the garden: 5 (link goes to my grandma’s recipe)
Hope your summer is going well!