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.Read More »

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. Read More »

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

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Wrap-Up: September 2019

  • The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon (★★★★☆)
  • Gideon The Ninth by Tamsyn Muir (★★☆☆☆)
  • Darkdawn by Jay Kristoff (★★★★★)
  • Blood+ Adagio Volume 1 by Kumiko Suekane (★★★★★)
  • Blood+ Adagio Volume 2 by Kumiko Suekane (★★★★★)

MONTHLY TOTAL: 5
YEARLY SO FAR: 59

So, as you can see, my intended TBR for September was a massive failure. In general, this month was kind of a #fail in terms of reading; I’m not sure why I read so little. Also, I always feel a bit weird including manga or graphic novels in my reading count, because they’re so damn short! I read both the above manga volumes in under an hour. It feels like cheating to include them, but, I mean, they’re still published volumes with their own Goodreads entries, so…

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Wrap-Up: August 2019

  • The Hidden Face of Eve by Nawal El Saadawi (★★★☆☆)
  • These Witches Don’t Burn by Isabel Sterling (★★★★☆)
  • Steel Crow Saga by Paul Krueger (★★★★★)
  • Headscarves and Hymens by Mona Eltahawy (★★★★☆)
  • Red, White, and Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston (★★★★☆)
  • Teeth in the Mist by Dawn Kurtagich (★★★★☆)
  • Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty (★★★★☆)
  • The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E. Harrow (★★★☆☆)

MONTHLY TOTAL: 8
YEARLY SO FAR: 54

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Wrap-Up: July 2019

  • Undead Girl Gang by Lily Anderson (★★★★☆)
  • The Dead House by Dawn Kurtagich (★★★☆☆)
  • Descendant of the Crane by Joan He (★★☆☆☆)
  • Gods of Jade and Shadow by Silvia Moreno-Garcia (★★★☆☆)
  • The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty (★★★★☆)
  • Miracle Creek by Angie Kim (★★★★☆)

MONTHLY TOTAL: 6
YEARLY SO FAR: 46Read More »

Wrap-Up: June 2019

 

  • Ninefox Gambit by Yoon Ha Lee (★★☆☆☆)
  • Devotion by Madeline Stevens (★★☆☆☆)
  • Magic for Liars by Sarah Gailey (★★★★★)
  • The Babysitters Coven by Kate Williams (★★★★☆)
  • Normal People by Sally Rooney (★★★★☆)
  • Wilder Girls by Rory Power (★★★★☆)

MONTHLY TOTAL: 6
YEARLY SO FAR: 40Read More »