In Review: August 2019

InReview

In Review posts are a chance for me to catch my breath, note that I am actually making progress towards my reading goals, and give each month’s blog posts a little extra love.

August was a month full of good books and not quite enough time to read them! Or blog about them, even. I added much, much more to my TBR than I finished, and didn’t even manage to review everything I read. (I read but didn’t cover The Wasp Factory by Iain Banks. I enjoyed very much, even though it was absolutely bananas and very very violent.)

Will I catch up on that backlog in September? Absolutely not, but it’s a nice thought!

And with that, here’s what I read, reviewed, and added to my bookshelf this month.

I reviewed 4 books this month:

I borrowed, bought, and received [] books this month:

Friday Bookbag, 8.2

  • Rutting Season: Stories by Mandeliene Smith
  • Mars by Asja Bakić
  • The End of Youth by Rebecca Brown
  • Foreign Soil and Other Stories by Maxine Beneba Clarke
  • Crossings by Chuang Hua
  • Hello Kitty Must Die by Angela S. Choi

Friday Bookbag, 8.16

  • Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan
  • Death is Not an Option by Suzanee Rivecca
  • The City Always Wins by Omar Robert Hamilton
  • We Went to the Woods by Caite Dolan-Leach

I have read 28 books so far in 2019!

In Review: May 2019

InReview

In Review posts are a chance for me to catch my breath, note that I am actually making progress towards my reading goals, and give each month’s blog posts a little extra love.

This month I officially finished moving into my new home in Minneapolis, thus ending my Extremely Tiring Housing Saga of the past three months. I love it here and I’m so happy my wife and I decided to take the plunge, but let me tell you, I hope we never have to move again. When you have chronic illness, moving is even more punishing than it normally is, and I’ve been sick as a dog for the past two weeks as a result. I just might die in this condo rather than pack up and move again. Let’s see what the next 50-70 years brings, shall we?

But for now, let’s focus on the past 31 days. Here’s my May 2019 in review! In short, not as much reading and blogging as I would have liked, but still a heck of a lot more than I expected from such a hectic month.


I read 3 books this month:

  • The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang (Goodreads)
  • Incendiary Girls by Kodi Scheer (Goodreads)
  • Monday’s Not Coming by Tiffany D. Jackson (Goodreads)

I reviewed 3 books this month:

I borrowed, bought, and received 12 books this month:

I wrote these things this month:

Other content I loved this month:

And most of all, this video of elementary school kids losing their marbles to a surprise performance of “Old Town Road” by Lil Nas X:

I have read 15 books so far in 2019!

 

In Review: February 2018

I don’t know about you, but link roundups make me feel like I am On Top Of Things™ somehow–like taking a few minutes to skim headlines and summaries could somehow keep me afloat in an internet that moves at the speed of light. Maybe that’s a bad habit, but I’ve decided to introduce a link roundup of my own at the end of every month just in case anyone out there enjoys the same thing.

So, for your skimming pleasure, here’s my February in Review.


I read 4 books this month:

  • Wild by Cheryl Strayed (Goodreads)
  • The Answers by Catherine Lacey (Goodreads)
  • A Loving, Faithful Animal by Josephine Rowe (Goodreads)
  • An American Marriage by Tayari Jones (Goodreads)

(Also, here’s your periodic reminder that I am on Goodreads! I’m always looking for new Goodreads buddies, so add me there if that’s your thing. ☺)

I reviewed 3 books this month:

I checked out 4 books from the library:

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I bought 1 book:

I read 5 short stories:

Short Story Roundup 2/7 | Short Story Roundup 2/14

I have read 11 books so far in 2018!


How was your month? Feel free to link to your own blog posts in the comments!