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”

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)”

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”

January Wrap-Up

Reading Life: Total books Read: 15 (!) Total books read for comfort and self-care because 2018 is feeling shockingly like 2017: 13 (the others were ARCs for review… and very good) Weirdest of the Month: The House at Mount Char  and Annihilation  were both head-scratchers for me. I loved the latter’s views of marriage more than theContinue reading “January Wrap-Up”

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”

October Wrap-Up

Reading Life Total Books Read: 17* *(please note some of these were middle-grade and one of them was a graphic novel. Still, pretty happy about making to-read stack progress this month.) Scottish time-travel novels I finished reading that I have a lot of opinions on: 1 (if you want to hear them, I’d be more than happyContinue reading “October Wrap-Up”

September Wrap-Up

Reading Life Total Books Read: 12 Audiobooks: 7 Books outside of my typical genres: 7 Best of the Month: The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton (forthcoming in 2018 and oh so worth putting on your to-read stack) and The Collapsing Empire by John Scalzi. Also adored meeting Flavia de Luce in The Sweetness At the Bottom of the Pie. This month I triedContinue reading “September Wrap-Up”

August Wrap-Up

Reading Life Total Books Read: 15 ARCs: 4 Audiobooks: 6 Books I read this Month that I can’t stop recommending: Ready Player One by Ernest Cline and Furiously Happy by Jenny Lawson Best of the Month, which I also highly recommend: The Stone Sky by N.K. Jemisin-(I can’t believe this trilogy is over!) and And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled HosseiniContinue reading “August Wrap-Up”

July Wrap-Up

Reading and Writing Life Number of books read this month:  11 Number of books read this year: 90 Best of the Month: The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver, Exit West by Mohsin Hamid, and When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon Number of books bought this month: redacted for embarrassment reasons I have little self-control where my books are concerned I’m readingContinue reading “July Wrap-Up”