Hex Life by Christopher Golding & Rachel Autumn Deering (★★★★☆)
The Drowning Eyes by Emily Foster (★★★★★)
Mansfield Park by Jane Austen (★★☆☆☆)
MONTHLY TOTAL: 6 YEARLY SO FAR: 29
I…have had a rather dismal reading month. I DNF’d three books, skimmed the non-fiction book I was reading, and generally just did not love most of what I read. I was definitely in a slump for much of the month, brought on by a variety of factors (one of which I am certain is Mansfield Park, which was such a slog!). Thankfully, over this past week I have been slowly fighting my way out of the slump, and I look forward to a much better reading month in May!
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.
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!
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.
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!!!