September started with a vacation and ended with my birthday, so all in all, pretty good month. And after reading Plain Bad Heroines, I'm thinking of making September a month to read anything dark academia, or even just a little gothic. It's the perfect month for it, with autumn on the horizon and school in … Continue reading September Wrap-Up
In which I read a lot of romance-adjacent stories, and love them all. Almost.
A month in which I finally finish reading all the Pierce Brown I think I can handle, but finish on a total high note with Murderbot, and enjoy some short fiction along the way.
May and June Monthly Wrap-Up Double Feature
Because its summer and life happens, it’s a monthly wrap-up double feature starring the books I read in May and June. To keep things moving, I'll try to keep things snappy with the promise of some full reviews.
🎶 I'm blue da ba dee da ba di 🎶 Another monthly wrap-up! Last month was unintentionally witchy, and this month is unintentionally...blue? April brought the first book I didn't like for quite a while. After that, I wound up doing a reread of The Locked Tomb series, and finally the undefinable Sorrowland by Rivers Solomon.
In like a lion, out like a smaller lion. For March, I stayed fairly on track, reading four books this month, and March's unintentional reading theme was all about magic. Akata Witch is part of my catch-up-on-past-ARCs to read list, and The Witch’s Heart kind of became that too, since it was actually published in February. And then of course I have finally plunged into the Grishaverse, thanks to literally everyone talking about it and the new Netflix show.
Two months into the new year, and I'm pretty much staying on track for my personal reading goals. I finished four books in February...
5 Books: A Year of Unexpected Pandemic Reading
There was a rather surprising number of books I read over the past year that had pandemics in their plots, so I thought I would take a moment to look back at a year(ish) of unexpected pandemic reading.
An All-Consuming Kind of Thing: What Big Teeth by Rose Szabo
Something dark and strange is lurking in the pages of What Big Teeth, the debut young adult horror from Rose Szabo. Eleanor is finally returning home after spending most of her youth at boarding school. But her homecoming isn’t quite what she expected. She is, after all, a Zarrin, and Zarrins are known in their sleepy New England town for being rather strange.
February is here, and before I get to what I’m reading for the shortest month of the year, here’s what I read (and loved) in January. My goal was 5 books, and I managed 4 of those...