Romance Reads for Your Valentine’s Day Pleasure

Happy (almost) Valentine’s Day! Valentine’s Day is a very weird holiday in that people experience it wildly differently. For some, it is a day to spend with your significant other. Some people use it to celebrate all kinds of love. Some resent it as a capitalistic exploitation of love and simply look forward to the candy. And for the book lovers among us, it’s just an excuse to read romance books. February just puts you in that romance mood, but if you don’t know where to start, here are some different books for you to check out.

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January Wrap-Up

Happy end of January! I don’t know how it was for you all, but January just went by so slowly for me. I was so determined to post some reviews this month, and it just didn’t happen. However, I will hopefully be posting some romance related posts in honor of Valentine’s Day this month!

January is usually a pretty good reading month for me because I have most of the month off from school. I ended up reading 12 books, which isn’t that far off from my usual average, but HALF of those were literary fiction, and one of them was nonfiction. So in the end, I am pretty happy with it.

I read a lot of really good books this month. My favorites were When You Get the Chance, The Guncle, and Anxious People. But really, I liked every single book I read this month. Take a look under the cut for the list of all the books I read this month.

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Blogmas Day 12: Reviewing Every Book I read in my Queer Studies Class

Hello and welcome to the twelfth day of blogmas! Or in other words, the final day of blogmas! I just want to take a moment to thank all of you who joined me on this journey. Writing a blog post every day for twelve days was a lot of work, and definitely something I won’t be doing again anytime soon, but it was really fun for me, so I thank you for sticking around and reading them!

As I introduced yesterday, in my Fall 2021 semester I took two different English classes, and thus read a lot of books for class. One of these classes was a course on the Harlem Renaissance, and I reviewed all the books I read for that class on my post yesterday. Today, I am reviewing all the books I read for my queer studies class. The full title of the class was actually “Rainbow Republic: American Queer Culture from Walt Whitman to Lady Gaga” but that’s a bit of a mouthful.

I read a total of seven books for this class, to varying degrees of my enjoyment. Below, I review all of them.

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Blogmas Day 11: Reviewing Every Book I read in my Harlem Renaissance Class

Welcome back to the eleventh day of blogmas! I am so happy to have you here for my book reviews today.

I briefly mentioned a few times that I did a lot of reading for school this semester. That’s because I was taking two English classes this semester! (Something I am never doing again by the way, there’s a reason I’m not an English major). So for the last two days of blogmas I am going to take the time to review all of the books I read in those two classes. Today I am going to cover all the books I read for my Harlem Renaissance class.

As a quick note, in case you aren’t familiar, the Harlem Renaissance covers a period roughly from 1917 to 1935 where there was a renewed interest in African-American art. During that time, there was an incredible amount of paintings, books, music, and other art being created. Moreover, it was becoming more widespread. Since I took an English class on the Renaissance, we focused mostly on the literature of the time period. We read lots of poems and excerpts of books for class, as well as six full books.

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Blogmas Day 10: January TBR

Good evening! Thanks for stopping by the blog today for day ten of blogmas! Only a few days left and then I can have a blogging break (whew!). Today, I am sharing my January TBR. I was going to layout some of the books on my tbr for the year (that aren’t 2022 releases), but I quickly realized that I only had the first few months or so. So instead, I am just focusing on January.

I am on break right now, which means a few different things for my reading plan. For one, it means that I have extra time, so I am hoping to read 15 books total this month. It also means that I am currently at home and have access to my bookshelves. Thus, I’m hoping to plow through some of the books on my physical tbr this month. Read on for some of the books on my tbr for this month!

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Blogmas Day 8: 2022 Reading Goals

Welcome back to Reading With Delaney for day eight of blogmas! As we enter into the new year, it is time to start looking forward to what this year will bring. As always, there are too many books and not enough time, but I am really looking forward to all of the books I have to read this year.

Today, I am going over the different reading goals I have set for this year, as well as a few blogging goals!

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Blogmas Day 7: 2021 Reading Wrap-Up

Welcome to day seven of blogmas, and my first blog post of 2022! Today, I am sharing all of my reading stats from 2021, and checking if I met my 2021 reading goals.

I read a total of 149 books this year, averaging 12.4 books a month. 40 of those books were audiobooks, and 8 of them were re-reads. In addition, I DNFed 7 books. According to Goodreads, the average length of my books this year was 318 pages, and my average rating was 3.7 stars.

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Blogmas Day 6: November and December Wrap-Up

Happy New Year! I am on the West coast of the United States, so technically it is still December 31st, and thus this is indeed day six of blogmas. Originally, I was going to use this day as an end-of-year wrap up. But since I never did a November wrap-up, and I read so many great books in November and December, I thought I would use today to do it instead.

Like I said, I read a lot of great books the last two months. The only books I felt mediocre about were ones that I had to read for class. I read a total of eight books in November, and eight in December. Six of those were for school, so ten of them were for fun. Some of my favorites and almost favorites of the year came from the last two months, like Emma and The Lady’s Guide to Celestial Mechanics. I also read some great YA books just in the past week that I loved, including Layoverland and Cemetery Boys. Keep reading under the cut for the full list of books I read the last two months!

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Blogmas Day 5: Top Ten Books of 2021

Welcome to day five of blogmas! Before I get started I wanted to give an extra special birthday shoutout to Katharine, my incredibly smart, kind, and generous friend who has been such a huge supporter of my book blogging endeavors. I love you so much! Happy Birthday! I hope this next year brings everything you could wish for.

Today is a traditional end-of-year post: my top ten favorite books that I read in 2021! These are all books that I read for the first time in 2021 (no re-reads included), and they are all books that I rated five stars. They are my absolute favorites of the year, the ones that really stuck with me and meant a lot to me.

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