Hello hello! This month has been incredibly crazy for me: while still in school I have moved away from school into an apartment for the summer, started my summer internship, had to move apartments, and deal with finals. As in, I have been working 40 hours a week and doing full time school simultaneously. Fun! As a result, I didn’t think I would read too many books this month, but I have actually managed to read 10! Thank you audiobooks. (Really about half my reads this month were audiobooks.)
I guess it is worth noting that I hit my yearly challenge this month of 70 books! As of now, I have read 73 books in 2021. Based on this, I am definitely going to try to get to 100 by the end of the year. However, I didn’t want to give myself a 100 goal at the very beginning of the year, because I truly didn’t know how much I would be reading – what with actually having a job this summer instead of having nothing better to do than read books all day.
My favorites of the month were A Taste for Love by Jennifer Yen and Pride and Premeditation by Tirzah Price. Two Pride and Prejudice inspired books! I swear this was not on purpose. I also loved Interior Chinatown by Charles Yu. In fact, if I had to recommend one book from this month, it would definitely be Interior Chinatown. I thought it was a great satire which examined how Asian Americans are perceived in the film industry, and in general in America.
Per usual, I also had a few duds. (Actually, more than a few. I had quite a few 2 and 3 star reads this month; it’s no wonder I’m feeling slumpy.) I finished The Agency series, but I was disappointed by the last book, I thought it was the weakest of the series. I also was not a huge fan of A Sisterhood of Secret Ambitions, which I will be posting a full review of soon. Find my full list of this month’s reads and ratings under the cut!
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I simultaneously cannot believe that it is almost May, and I feel like it has been April for forever. I also cannot believe the amount of books that I read in April. I do not know how I found the time to do it.
I read a total of 12 books in April! I didn’t hit every book on my tbr, but I did lots that weren’t on it, and I managed to clear some books off of my NetGalley shelf. However, I didn’t do great on diversity this month; only 4 of the 12 books I read were by authors of color. My goal for this year is for 40% of the books I read to be by authors of color (last year it was about 30%), and I’m currently at 39%. So I’m not too far off, but I am being very conscious of whose work I am consuming.
I had a lot of really good reads in April, my favorites being The Dead and the Dark by Courtney Gould, The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett, and Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel, which I just finished yesterday. I will leave a full list of what I read under the cut!
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Hello! I hope everyone had a lovely March. Personally, school has been kind of exhausting, but thankfully I have spring break next week! The Spring weather is also making me feel more optimistic. I’m looking forward to enjoying mild weather and sunshine in the next couple months.
I barely read at all for about the first week of March, but I managed to catch up! I read 10 books total this month, which I think is pretty good considering I had so much school work. I also managed to read every book on my March tbr except for one. 60% of my books this month were by authors of color; I also read 2 audiobooks and 4 queer books.
I read some really good books this month. I especially enjoyed Take a Hint Dani Brown by Talia Hibbert, and Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi (which reminds me I still have to write my review for that). Unfortunately, I also had quite a few disappointments. Most notably Filthy Sugar and Women in Mathematics.
I will leave the full list of books I read this month along with ratings under the cut. Let me know in the comments what you read this month! Good or bad, I would love to hear it.
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Hello! Welcome to the first post on my blog, my reading wrap-up for February!
I read a whopping 18 books in February. This is probably mostly due to the fact that I didn’t actually start school until February 15th, so I had a lot of free time in the beginning of the month.
Out of the 18 books I read, 9 books were by authors of color. I listened to 5 audiobooks, read 3 ARCs, and had one re-read. My favorite reads of the month were Felix Ever After by Kacen Callender and To Love and To Loath by Martha Waters.
The full list of books I read, along with the ratings, are below.
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