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Monthly Wrap-Up: February 2020

  • Resenting the Hero by Moira J Moore (★★★★★)
  • Pretty Girls by Karin Slaughter (★★★★☆)
  • You Let Me In by Camilla Bruce (★★★★★)
  • A Woman Is No Man by Etaf Rum (★★☆☆☆)
  • Save the Cat! Writes a Novel by Jessica Brody (★★★★☆)
  • Queenie by Candice Carty-Williams (★★★★☆)
  • The Confessions of Frannie Langton by Sara Collins (★★★★☆)
  • The Unspoken Name by A.K. Larkwood (★★★★☆)
  • Queen of the Conquered by Kacen Callender (★★★★☆)
  • Real Life by Brandon Taylor (★★☆☆☆)
  • The Deep by Rivers Solomon (★★★☆☆)

MONTHLY TOTAL: 11
YEARLY SO FAR: 23

I’m still on a roll in terms of quantity of books read! Standouts for this month include You Let Me In (a very creepy supernatural/psychological thriller that might end up being on my favorites of the year list), Resenting the Hero (an obscure but very funny and very short little fantasy book), and The Confessions of Frannie Langton (a harrowing historical fiction about a former slave woman accused of murder). Very disappointed by A Woman Is No Man, which is just badly-written and lacking nuance when it comes to Arab representation. Also Real Life, which is just not for me, but not necessarily a bad book; I just thought it was boring and overly pretentious. Continue reading “Monthly Wrap-Up: February 2020”

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Monthly Wrap-Up: January 2020

  • We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson (★★☆☆☆)
  • Monster She Wrote by Lisa Kroger & Melanie R. Anderson (★★★★★)
  • I Like To Watch: Arguing My Way Through the TV Revolution by Emily Nussbaum (★★★★☆)
  • Winter of Ice and Iron by Rachel Neumeier (★★★☆☆)
  • Realm of Ash by Tasha Suri (★★★★★)
  • Good Talk by Mira Jacob (★★★★★)
  • Disappearing Earth by Julia Phillips (★★★☆☆)
  • Queen Victoria’s Book of Spells: An Anthology of Gaslamp Fantasy by Ellen Datlow & Terri Windling (★☆☆☆☆)
  • Follow Me To Ground by Sue Rainsford (★★★☆☆)
  • I Was their American Dream: A Graphic Memoir by Malaka Gharib (★★★★★)
  • Fearing the Black Body: The Racial Origins of Fat Phobia by Sabrina Strings (★★★★☆)
  • Through the Woods by Emily Carrol (★★★★★)

MONTHLY TOTAL: 12
YEARLY SO FAR: 12

As you can see, the reading year is off to a rather auspicious beginning! Continue reading “Monthly Wrap-Up: January 2020”

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Monthly Wrap-Up: December 2019

  • The Wicked King by Holly Black (★★★★★)
  • The Poison Master by Liz Williams (★★★★★)
  • The Queen of Nothing by Holly Black (★★★★★)

MONTHLY TOTAL: 3
YEARLY SO FAR: 87

A rather paltry number of books read this month, which is fine. For various reasons December was not a super productive month for me, but I’ll get into that below when I talk about some life updates. In any case, I managed to finish a series (the Folk of the Air), which felt very productive, as well as read an older fantasy novel. So, in all, though I didn’t read a lot, I’m happy with what I read. Continue reading “Monthly Wrap-Up: December 2019”

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Monthly Wrap-Up: November 2019

  • Serpent and Dove by Shelby Mahurin (★★★★★)
  • The Library at Mount Char by Scott Hawkins (★★★★★)
  • Seraphina by Rachel Hartman (★★★☆☆)
  • The Body Lies by Jo Baker (★★★★☆)
  • Verity by Colleen Hoover (★★★★☆)
  • Conversations With Friends by Sally Rooney (★★★☆☆)
  • The Lost Sisters by Holly Black (★★★★☆)
  • Angel Mage by Garth Nix (★★★☆☆)
  • The Tenth Girl by Sarah Faring (★★☆☆☆)

MONTHLY TOTAL: 9 (8, really)
YEARLY SO FAR: 84

Does it count as a book read when it’s a 50 page novella? Ah, the dilemmas of a book blogger. Continue reading “Monthly Wrap-Up: November 2019”

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Monthly Wrap-Up: October 2019

 

  • Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson (★★★★★)
  • A False Report by T. Christian Miller and Ken Armstrong (★★★☆☆)
  • Lock Every Door by Riley Sager (★★★★☆)
  • Wytches by Scott Snyder (★★★★☆)
  • A Cosmology of Monsters by Shaun Hamill (★★★★☆)
  • Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo (★★★★★)
  • Dracula by Bram Stoker (★★★☆☆)
  • Final Girls by Riley Sager (★★★☆☆)
  • Fatale, Vol 1 by Ed Brubaker (★★★☆☆)
  • Th Monster of Elendhaven by Jennifer Giesbrecht (★★★☆☆)
  • Blood Stain, Volumes 1-3 by Linda Sejic (★★★★★)
  • Mister Tender’s Girl by Carter Wilson (★☆☆☆☆)
  • The Devouring Gray by Christine Lynn Herman (★★★★☆)
  • The Twisted Ones by T. Kinfisher (★★★★★)

MONTHLY TOTAL: 16 (ish?)
YEARLY SO FAR: 75

Continue reading “Monthly Wrap-Up: October 2019”