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  • Monthly Wrap-Up: April 2022

    April 30, 2022 by

    When the Reckoning Comes by LaTanya McQueen (★★★☆☆) The Justice of Kings by Richard Swan (★★★★☆) A Curse So Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer (★★★★☆) Sundial by Catriona Ward (★★★★☆) MONTHLY TOTAL: 4YEARLY SO FAR: 17 Not too many books this month, but the number is deceptive, because I DNF’d FIVE whole books in… Read more

  • Monthly Wrap-Up: March 2022

    March 31, 2022 by

    Eight Will Fall by Sarah Harian (★★★★☆) Yinka Where Is Your Huzband by Lizzie Damilola Blackburn (★★★★☆) Lodestone by Katherine Forrister (★★☆☆☆) Warbreaker by Brandon Sanderson (★★★★★) Kaikeyi by Vaishnavi Patel (★★★☆☆) If An Egyptian Cannot Speak English by Noor Naga (★★★★★) MONTHLY TOTAL: 6YEARLY SO FAR: 13 I had a very good reading month!… Read more

  • 13 Underhyped Adult Fantasy Series I Want to Read

    March 3, 2022 by

    Why are there so many great sounding adult fantasy series in the world, and why I have read so, so few of them? I am constantly attempting to rectify this personal failing, and yet I keep making lengthy TBRs and not adhering to any of them. Alas. Anyway, there are three factors that make this… Read more

  • Monthly Wrap-Up: February 2022

    March 1, 2022 by

    Servant Mage by Kate Elliott (★★★☆☆) Dead Silence by S.A. Barnes (★★★☆☆) MONTHLY TOTAL: 2YEARLY SO FAR: 7 Two!! I read only two books this month, and one of them was a novella! In my defense, for most of February I was in Egypt, hanging out with family and generally vacationing, and I’ve never been… Read more

  • 10 Authors to Read More of in 2022

    February 27, 2022 by

    As always, I’m out here making TBRs even though my reading seems to keep decreasing drastically (I’ve only read one book thus far in February dlkjalfkhla), but hey, list making for its own sake is fun too…here’s a list of some authors I’d like to read more of this year. The heading is a bit… Read more

  • Monthly Wrap-Up: January 2022

    February 4, 2022 by

    Iron Widow by Xiran Jay Zhao (★★★★★) World War Z by Max Brooks (★★★★☆) Juniper and Thorn by Ava Reid (★★★★★) Fiona and Jane by Jean Chen Ho (★★☆☆☆) Hana Khan Carries On by Uzma Jalaluddin (★★★★☆) MONTHLY TOTAL: 5YEARLY SO FAR: 5 An okay start to the reading year in terms of numbers, though… Read more

  • 2021 Scrapbook

    January 12, 2022 by

    It’s annual scrapbook time! As usual, this is a compilation of my favorite media consumed in the year, except for television, which encompasses everything I watched! Sadly, there is no theater category this year, because pandemic, but I did get to travel quite a bit!

  • 15 Favorite Books of 2021

    January 6, 2022 by

    Last year I enjoyed so many books that I had to split up this post into three — speculative, non-speculative, and non-fiction. This year, The Year of the Reading Slump, I have 15 books in total that have made it onto the list, which is an indicator of how much my reading year kind of… Read more

  • Favorite Book Covers of 2021

    January 3, 2022 by

    I got this idea from Rachel, who annually posts her favorite book covers of the year! It’s honestly one of my favorite posts that she does, so I don’t know why I haven’t done my own in previous years, but here we are! To clarify: these books are all published in 2021, and I have… Read more

  • Monthly Wrap-Up: December 2021

    December 31, 2021 by

    The Hollow Places by T. Kingfisher (★★★★☆) How the Word is Passed by Clint Smith (★★★★★) Detransition Baby by Torrey Peters (★★★★☆) Upright Women Wanted by Sarah Gailey (★★★☆☆) MONTHLY TOTAL: 4YEARLY SO FAR: 92 So, I read (1) more book than I had planned, and that book was a novella, so there’s not much… Read more

  • January 2022 TBR

    December 28, 2021 by

    I am still in a slump so I keep making TBRs and simply not adhering to them but I am desperately hoping the arbitrary cutoff of the New Year will magically end my slump so here we are. In any case, it’s a very small, manageable TBR (6 books!). Also, gotta love how one of… Read more

  • 2021 Reading Retrospective and 2022 Reading Goals

    December 22, 2021 by

    I had a very odd and rather lackluster reading year in 2021, culminating in a really awful slump that began sometime in mid-June and still hasn’t really ended. Not really sure what the issue was, but I’m very excited for a new reading year. For this post, I’m going to be looking at how I… Read more

  • Anticipated 2022 Releases (Part I)

    December 8, 2021 by

    As always, there are so many new releases I’m excited about. And as always, I’ve tried to be circumspect and discerning and have failed miserably, as I have 40 books on this list. Alas. I’m doing this a bit differently this time. Normally, I have two most anticipated posts, and I separate them by release… Read more

  • Monthly Wrap-Up: November 2021

    November 29, 2021 by

    The Visitant by Megan Chance (★★★★☆) We Hunt the Flame by Hafsah Faizal (★★★☆☆) Girl Serpent Thorn by Melissa Bashardoust (★★★☆☆) Howl’s Moving Castle by Dianna Wynne Jones (★★☆☆☆) Queer Theory Gender Theory by Riki Wilchins (★★★☆☆) The Love Hypothesis by Ali Hazelwood (★★★★★) MONTHLY TOTAL: 6YEARLY SO FAR: 88 Not bad this month, not… Read more

  • Monthly Wrap-Up: October 2021

    November 1, 2021 by

    Ace by Angela Chen (★★★★☆) The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters (★★★★☆) The Jasmine Throne by Tasha Suri (★★★★★) MONTHLY TOTAL: 3YEARLY SO FAR: 82 The reading slump continues, though I think it’s slowly getting better. To be fair, two of the three books I finished this month were around 500 pages, so technically I… Read more

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