February 2019 Wrap-Up

Reading Wrap: Total books toward reading goal so far: 18/105 (2 ahead of schedule!) Total books read this month: 10 Poetry book read for Poetry Challenge: Season of the Second Thought by Lynn Powell. Lovely nature-based poetry with a wry pushback-against-religious undertone. Lots of fine poems in the collection, picked up randomly off the shelf andContinue reading “February 2019 Wrap-Up”

December (and 2018) Wrap-Up

Writing Wrap-Up Total Books Read This Month:  9 Total Books Read this Year: 105 Best Books of the Month: Can I say all of them? Becoming by Michelle Obama was a balm that I chewed through in two days, I adored Premee Mohamed’s  ghost-ish novella The Apple-Tree Throne  (check that out here). Also The Secret History ruined me forContinue reading “December (and 2018) Wrap-Up”

November Wrap Up

Reading Wrap-Up Books read this month: 10 Books still behind in my GoodReads Challenge: 9! I was aiming for 115 this year, and I’m almost at 100. I need to roll up my sleeves and do some serious reading in the next 31 days… Best Books of the Month: So many great ones this month thatContinue reading “November Wrap Up”

Book Review: The Everlasting Rose

The Details: The MUCH anticipated sequel to The Belles is on its way in 2019– and it is worth waiting for! If you’re unfamiliar with The Belles, it may be helpful to check out my review of Dhonielle Clayton’s first book in this YA Fantasy series lush with commentary on societal beauty expectations and power. Basically, the BellesContinue reading “Book Review: The Everlasting Rose”

October Wrap-Up

Reading Life: Total Books Read This Month: 6 Best Books Read This Month: Less was incredible, and just finished and enjoyed The Gilded Wolves (due to be released next year) Creepiest Book This Month: Affinity by Sarah Waters creeped me out, and then just like a typical Waters, flipped a switch in the last act. I had sippedContinue reading “October Wrap-Up”

Book Review: The Gilded Wolves

The Review I have to admit, it took me a few chapters to catch the tone and premise of The Gilded Wolves, but once it hit its stride, I was hooked. NY Times Bestselling author Roshani Chokshi’s newest fantasy novel follows a group of down-and-out teens– smart, wily outcasts, artists, and academics on the run. ThickContinue reading “Book Review: The Gilded Wolves”

August Wrap-Up

Reading Wrap-Up Total Books Read this month: 11 Most swoony book of the month: The Wedding Date by Jasmine Guillory Books that kept me up at night: Forest of a Thousand Lanterns by Julie Dao and Give Me Your Hand by Megan Abbott Best audiobook of the month: Circe by Madeline Miller Best print book: There There by Tommy Orange Books so farContinue reading “August Wrap-Up”

July Wrap-Up

Reading Life 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,Continue reading “July Wrap-Up”