Wrap Up: December 2020

  • Black Sun by Rebecca Roanhorse (★★★★★)
  • One by One by Ruth Ware (★★★☆☆)
  • The City of Brass by S.A. Chakraborty (★★★★★)
  • The Kingdom of Copper by S.A. Chakraborty (★★★★★)
  • The Empire of Gold by S.A. Chakraborty (★★★★☆)
  • Magic in Islam by Michael Muhammad Knight (★★★☆☆)


I finished The Daevabad Trilogy!!! In one month I read nearly 2000 pages, and that’s not including the whole three other books. I was very determined to finish the trilogy before the new year, and I did it!!! It…destroyed me emotionally and I’m pretty sure I’m gonna be in a book hangover for a good long while, but I did it!!!

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2021 Bookish Resolutions

For 2020 I made a 20 Things to Do in 2020 list, and I actually didn’t do too bad on the things that I had any sort of control over. But considering the only thing we know about how 2021 is going to shake out is that we’re probably gonna still be quarantining for at least half the year, I thought I’d keep my goals modest and stick to a small number of bookish resolutions rather than an expansive 21 Things to Do list.

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Goodbye, My Wayward Sons: A Supernatural Retrospective

I started watching Supernatural in 2013, which is quite late for a show that aired on a channel that went defunct in 2006 (The WB). Supernatural itself had aired a year earlier, in 2005, and with its eleventh season became the longest running American fantasy television series in history. In 2013, I was a junior in college, just starting to develop a critical consciousness and an awareness of feminism, but at that point I had spent years immersed in fandom, so I was familiar with media criticism.

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Anticipated 2021 Releases (January-June)

It’s time for my absolute favorite post: my most anticipated releases for 2021! Specifically, I’m only going to talk about books that are releasing from January through June, because a) this post would be insanely long otherwise, and b) most of the post-June releases don’t have covers yet.

So there are FORTY SIX books here, and this isn’t even everything on my TBR, just the ones I’m most excited for. And this is after I’ve become way more circumspect about adding new books to my TBR; you’ll notice, for example, that as I’ve lost interest in YA fantasy, there’s only one or two YA fantasy releases here, and yet still I’ve somehow managed to accumulate a ridiculous number of books in this post. Alas.

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