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Wrap-Up: January 2021

  • The Border Keeper by Kerstin Hall (★★★★☆)
  • Our Women on the Ground: Essays by Arab Women Reporting From the Arab World by Zahra Hankir (Editor) (★★★★★)
  • White Ivy by Susie Yang (★★★☆☆)
  • How to Break Up With Your Phone by Catherine Price (★★★★☆)
  • Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen (★★★☆☆)
  • The Once and Future Witches by Alix E. Harrow (★★★☆☆)

MONTHLY TOTAL: 6
YEARLY SO FAR: 6

I think I read so much in December that my brain kind of rebelled in January and was like, I’m gonna take a break. So I only read six books, and half of them were quite short. Which is fine! I also watched a lot of TV this month and am working on revising a book, so I have other things going on that are taking away from my reading time.

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Wrap Up: November 2020

  • The Loop by Jeremy Robert Johnson (★★★★☆)
  • Flaneuse by Lauren Elkin (★★☆☆☆)
  • The Sin in the Steel by Ryan Van Loan (★★★☆☆)
  • Don’t Tell a Soul by Kirsten Miller (★★★★★)
  • Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid (★★★★★)
  • The Bone Shard Daughter by Andrea Stewart (★★★☆☆)
  • Witches of Ash & Ruin by E. Latimer (★★★★☆)
  • Hench by Natalie Zina Walschots (★★★★★)
  • Savage Legion by Matt Wallace (★★★☆☆)
  • The Death of Vivek Oji by Akwaeke Emezi (★★★★★)

MONTHLY TOTAL: 10
YEARLY SO FAR: 117

I had a very good reading month! Enjoyed nearly everything I read and had some standouts that might even become favorites of the year. I also read a lot of books I have been meaning to get to for months, so I felt very productive.

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Wrap Up: September 2020

  • This Is Shakespeare by Emma Smith (★★☆☆☆)
  • Luster by Raven Leilani (★★★☆☆)
  • A Shadow Bright and Burning by Jessica Cluess (★★★★☆)
  • I’m Thinking of Ending Things by Iain Reid (★★☆☆☆)
  • Blood+ Volume 1 by Asuka Katsura (★★★★☆)
  • Blood+ Volume 2 by Asuka Katsura (★★★★☆)
  • Blood+ Volume 3 by Asuka Katsura (★★★★☆)
  • Blood+ Volume 4 by Asuka Katsura (★★★☆☆)
  • Blood+ Volume 5 by Asuka Katsura (★★★★☆)
  • Before and After the Book Deal by Courtney Maum (★★★★☆)
  • The Lost Village by Camilla Sten (★★★☆☆)
  • The Impossible Girl by Lydia Kang (★★☆☆☆)
  • The Remaking by Clay McLeod Chapman (★★★☆☆)
  • A Concise Guide to the Quran by Ayman S. Ibrahim (★★★★☆)

MONTHLY TOTAL: 14
YEARLY SO FAR: 94

September was a very uneven reading month. I didn’t read as much as I expected to, and nothing that I read particularly wowed me. Even the books I enjoyed I didn’t grow particularly attached to in any way, so I felt kind of apathetic, and that led to me being kind of apathetic about reading in general. Alas.

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Wrap Up: August 2020

  • The Blade Itself by Joe Abercrombie (★★★★☆)
  • Before They Are Hanged by Joe Abercrombie (★★★★☆)
  • Last Argument of Kings by Joe Abercrombie (★★★★☆)
  • The Poppy War by R.F. Kuang (★★★★★)
  • The Dragon Republic by R.F. Kuang (★★★★★)
  • The Burning God by R.F. Kuang (★★★★☆)

MONTHLY TOTAL: 6
YEARLY SO FAR: 80

So! This was an unusual reading month. I read fewer books, but they were all gigantic fantasy tomes, so in terms of number of pages, I probably read way more than I usually do. I had committed this month to finishing three fantasy series, but I only managed two – the Daevabad series will have to wait!

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