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Monthly Wrap-Up: March 2021

  • A Dowry of Blood by S.T. Gibson (★★★★★)
  • Honey Girl by Morgan Rogers (★★☆☆☆)
  • Down Comes the Night by Allison Saft (★★★★☆)
  • Truthwitch by Susan Dennard (★★★★★)
  • A Border Passage by Leila Ahmed (★★★★☆)
  • The Castle of Otranto by Horace Walpole (★★★☆☆)
  • Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen (★★★☆☆)
  • The Project by Courtney Summers (★★★★★)
  • Fireheart Tiger by Aliette de Bodard (★★★★★)
  • The Helm of Midnight by Marina J. Lostetter (★★★★☆)

MONTHLY TOTAL: 10
YEARLY SO FAR: 25

It does seem like I read a lot this month, and I certainly read more than I did last month, but I also read two teeny tiny novellas and a couple of shorter novels, which is probably why my overall count is so inflated. It was a pretty good reading month; I found some new favorites and was entertained by some classics.

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Wrap-Up: February 2021

  • When No One Is Watching by Alyssa Cole (★★★★☆)
  • Legendborn by Tracy Deonn (★★★★★)
  • The Unbroken by C.L. Clark (★★★★☆)
  • A Song of Wraiths and Ruin by Roseanne A. Brown (★★★★★)
  • Passing by Nella Larsen (★★★★☆)
  • The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett (★★★★★)
  • Lakewood by Megan Giddings (★★☆☆☆)
  • Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen (★★★★★)
  • Midnight in Cairo: The Divas of Egypt’s Roaring 20s by Raphael Cormack (★★★★★)

MONTHLY TOTAL: 9
YEARLY SO FAR: 15

I managed to do very well with my Black History Month TBR; I read 6/10 of the books I wanted to, and then I swapped out Honey Girl for Lakewood, because I’m gonna buddy read Honey Girl with a friend later in March. I really enjoyed the majority of what I read, and I think I even found some favorites with The Vanishing Half, Pride and Prejudice, and Midnight in Cairo!

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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: 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 (★★★☆☆)

MONTHLY TOTAL: 6
YEARLY SO FAR: 124

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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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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