Wrap-Up: October

  • The Library of Fates by Aditi Khorani (★★★★☆)
  • Now I Rise by Kiersten White (★★★★☆)
  • Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier (★★★★☆)
  • The Stone Sky by N.K. Jemisin (★★★★☆)
  • Roar by Cora Carmack (★★☆☆☆)

MONTHLY TOTAL: 5
YEARLY SO FAR: 65

A solid reading month. Nothing really got me in the gut, but I loved most of these books! Roar was the only one I really detested.  Look at that cover, though! I really love how it looks in this graphic. If I ever get published I would kill to have a cover like that.  Alas.  I’m also not quite sure how I read only five books this month when last month I read four including War and Peace.  Maybe it’s because I had been reading one of those books from last month forever…

Anyway! I’m still reading the same non-fiction book from last month, which is Before They Were Belly Dancers: European Accounts of Female Entertainers in Egypt, 1760–1870 by Kathleen W. Fraser.  Again, I’m only reading from this like an hour a week, so it’s slow going. Plus I’m savoring it.  It’s literally giving me thrills as I read it (yes, I am a nerd).  I just started Forest of a Thousand Lanterns by Julie Dao yesterday! I can’t believe I managed to get it out of the library so quickly.

This month I’m also buddy reading Wuthering Heights with Rachel.  And I just bought Jane Eyre, so I hope to read that as well.  I hope I continue to enjoy my foray into the ~classics.  Finally, I also recently acquired The Bloodprint by Ausma Zehanat Khan, which I’m really excited to read.

Happy Halloween!

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Wrap-Up: September

  • The History of White People by Nell Irvin Painter (★★★☆☆)
  • Little & Lion by Brandy Colbert (★★★★☆)
  • Emma in the Night by Wendy Walker (★★★★☆)
  • War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy (★★★☆☆)

MONTHLY TOTAL: 4
YEARLY SO FAR: 60

Even though I only read four books, one of them was War and Peace, which counts for way more. I completed my Goodreads Challenge of 60 books with War and Peace, actually, which felt very fortuitous! The History of White People took me forever to read because I only read it when I was staffing the Reference Desk at work, and I finished it on September 1st.  Feels a little weird including it here, but oh well!

October should hopefully be a better reading month.  I’m currently reading Now I Rise by Kiersten White (the second book in that series), The Library of Fates by Aditi Khorana, and Before They Were Belly Dancers: European Accounts of Female Entertainers in Egypt, 1760–1870 by Kathleen W. Fraser.

In terms of TBR, I need to read N.K. Jemisin’s The Stone Sky, to conclude the trilogy, before I head to the Sirens Conference at the end of October (I’ll be sure to post about that! Anyone here going?) since Jemisin is the keynote speaker! I’m also aiming to read Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier and my book club is reading my suggested book, The Blood of Flowers by Anita Amirrezvani, so I gotta get on that too! I don’t know if I’ll have the chance to read anything else; this is already a pretty full list!

Happy Autumn!