Spring/Summer Wrap Up

Been too busy to write monthly wrap-ups, but thought I would update on the last few months! Writing Life Since my last post, I signed with Veronica Park at Fuse Literary, and I’m so pleased to have her as the advocate for my novels. She is a taskmaster when it comes to polishing, and IContinue reading “Spring/Summer 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”

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”

June Wrap-Up

Reading Wrap Total number of books read this month: 10 ARCs: 2. Illegal and Kill the Farm Boy.  I recommend both! Illegal is a graphic novel about immigrant siblings from Ghana. Kill the Farm Boy  is a zany adult fantasy which upends practically every fantasy trope in the book. Very enjoyable! Number of people I purchased The Belles for this month: 2.Continue reading “June Wrap-Up”

Audio-Crushes

I’ve been averaging 4-5 hours of broken sleep a night for the past two weeks. I don’t know if the baby is going through a growth spurt or if I can just diagnose it as “baby wierdness” (a real and all-too-prevalent condition). No matter the reason, I have to be up with him when he’sContinue reading “Audio-Crushes”

May Wrap-Up

  Reading Wrap-Up Percentage jealous of everyone at Book Expo right now: 1000% Books finished this month: 8 ARCs finished: 2, and one in progress. Mysteries read: 4! The ARCs were both recommended mysteries. First, Hollywood Homicide by Kellye Garrett, which was a fun second-in-the-series to the has-been actress turned amateur PI theme Garrett has going. Very voicey,Continue reading “May Wrap-Up”

April Wrap-Up (With Baby Pics)

Reading and Writing Wrap Up Books read this month: Mouse and the Motorcycle series with the kiddos) Best reasons to stay inside and read this month: TERRIBLE WEATHER! I don’t know where all of you are located, but we had snow all the way until the third week of April this month! Best of the month: TheContinue reading “April Wrap-Up (With Baby Pics)”

2017 Wrap Up

Reading Wrap-Up:   Nonfiction and Memoir: Total read: 23 Best of the year: Hunger by Roxane Gay, Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann, Furiously Happy by Jenny Lawson Graphic Novels/Memoirs: Total read: 9 Best of the year: John Lewis’s March trilogy and Pashmina by Nidhi Chanani SciFi/Fantasy Reads: Total read: 35 Best of theContinue reading “2017 Wrap Up”