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31 Mar, 2017

March 2017 Wrap Up

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I read 18 books and short stories in March.


Two of my auto-buy audio series


Short stories and novellas

The books were:

  • Set in England, Canada, Taiwan, and Italy/Czech Republic
  • The U.S. books were set in Washington, California, Hawaii, and Tennessee
  • 4 had LGBTQ themes

There were 18 unique authors:

  • Two books were written by two people
  • I read one author 3 times
  • 7 were male and 11 were female
  • 7 were POC
  • 9 of the books were written by POC authors though – I read 3 books by a Latina author and then 2 books with 2 white authors each which makes my stats look all screwy

The Hate U Give is as amazing as everyone was predicting.  I read it myself in the first few days and now I’m reading it again with the husband.

Reading All Around the World challenge from Howling Frog Books

  • Read a nonfiction book about the country – or
  • Read fiction written by a native of the country or someone living for a long time in the country.

I didn’t add anything this month. I’m not counting the book about Taiwan because it was mostly in the U.S. I’m getting another Taiwanese book from the library so I’ll use that one instead.

I leveled up on the Read Diverse Books challenge. I went from the 10 posts badge to the 20 posts one. The next level (and last level) is 30.

I’m hosting a readalong for Small Gods by Terry Pratchett in April.  Posts will be in the Discworldathon Goodreads group.


30 Nov, 2016

November Wrap Up

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I had big things to say about my plans for November.  I was totally wrong.

First off, I said that although I was going to participate in Nonfiction November’s Monday discussions, I wasn’t going to focus on reading nonfiction this month.

American on PurposeEvery Patient Tells a StoryThe Perfect HorseThe Piano Shop on the Left BankThe Wonder TrailBrave New WeedMarching PowderBeing Mortal

Wow, good to know I wasn’t going to focus on nonfiction.

Here’s the fiction I read this month.

The Chocolate ApothecaryLady KillerFatima’s Good FortuneFlygirl

That’s 12 books all together which is a little low for me.

  • 3 audiobooks
  • Set in France, Poland/Austria/Germany/Czechoslovakia, all through Central and South America, Tasmania, and the U.S.

The authors were:

  • 8 men and 6 women (2 books were written by 2 authors)
  • There were 2 black authors and 1 Indian author

I notice that my nonfiction reading does tend to drift towards white male authors.  I’d love to find more nonfiction written by women and POC authors.  Suggestions?

I also said that I was going to be doing NaNoWriMo.  I started.  This is a book that I had tried writing before and got bogged down when they have a take a trip on a ship.  I didn’t have enough knowledge to be able to write that.  I did some research ahead of time this attempt and got bogged down at the same point.  I still want to write this book though so I have some reference material coming through interlibrary loan to look at the exact type of ship I’m writing about.

So, moving on.  December plans.  I am going to be following along with a Goodreads readalong of A Close and Common Orbit, the sequel to The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet.  That’s about it.

What do you have planned for December?