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”

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”

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”

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”

March Wrap-Up

Reading Wrap-Up Total books read this month: 14 ARCs read this month: 3 (including this one) Nonfiction: Educated by Tara Westover and The Secret History of Wonder Woman by Jill Lepore (loved them both) Best of the Month: Maine by J. Courtney Sullivan and Educated by Tara Westover. Both were about complex families. Beautiful writing for both. Side note: Saw Ready Player One yesterdayContinue reading “March Wrap-Up”