- My Lady Jane by Hand, Ashton, & Meadows (★★★☆☆)
- Unmentionable by Therese Oneill (★★★★☆)
- The Roanoke Girls by Amy Engel (★★★☆☆)
- The Haunting of Maddy Clare by Simone St. James (★★★☆☆)
- Hunter by Roxane Gay (★★★★★)
- Things a Bright Girl Can Do by Sally Nicholls (★★★☆☆)
MONTHLY TOTAL: 7
YEARLY SO FAR: 21
I’m hoping I can keep up this average of six books a month thing I’ve got going on! This was kind of an average reading month, and it was 100% mood reading. The only book that wasn’t a mood read was Things a Bright Girl Can Do which I’ve been reading for over a month. I’m glad I explored outside of my usual reading preferences, though; only two books this month were YA! And although I didn’t love The Haunting of Maddy Clare, I look forward to checking out more of Simone St. James’ books.
Oh, I also started and DNF’d Red Sister by Mark Lawrence. Check out my Goodreads review for why. I was really disappointed, as I had hoped to love it.
UPDATE: Rachel kindly reminded me that I’ve also finished Circe by Madeline Miller this month.
I am currently reading an ARC of Toil & Trouble: 15 Tales of Women and Witchcraft, but I’m strongly considering putting it on pause until the book is published. I’m loving the short stories so far, but the formatting of my e-ARC is awful, so I’m thinking I may just wait until I can get a physical copy from my library. I’m also reading Girls Made of Snow and Glass, which I’ve been wanting to read for ages and I’m liking it a lot!
Finally, a couple of days ago I started a non-fiction book I’ve been wanting to read for months – Between Women: Friendship, Desire, and Marriage in Victorian England. Y’all might not know this about me, but I’m a Victorian era fiend; I’m utterly fascinated by its history, literature, and culture. This book is going to explore the various relationships between women in the Victorian era, so it’s right up my alley.
As for what I’ve got coming up, I’ve checked out Jay Kristoff’s Godsgrave from the library and I am SO EXCITED to get to it next! Also, hopefully Chelsea and I will start out buddy read of Jane Eyre this month!
I’m going to play the rest of the month by ear; even though this month’s reads were average, I really enjoyed surprising myself with random reads. Mood reading is the best! I’m also really enjoying reading outside my usual genre of YA fantasy? So we’ll see how that goes. I’ve been meaning to pick up another Sarah Waters book and to check out Agatha Christie and Megan Chance. But we’ll see!