I went on a mini-hiatus in the last months of the year. Everything published in October was half-written in September, and I took a month for myself in October to get through things and make my return to work, which meant putting blogging on the back burner for the first time in over a year.
If you’re unaware, I lost my dad in September, so it has been vital that I take time for myself and family to process things. I did miss blogging, but I read a lot more than expected, especially in terms of how widely I read. I’m branching in to adult fiction a lot more, which is making my love for reading randomly come back. I stopped setting myself TBR jar picks, and I read whatever strikes my fancy– which means a lot of manga!
As I read so much manga now, I’m going to start doing a Graphic Wrap Up every once in a while, and my book wrap ups will be a separate thing. This is the first of those book wrap ups.
I want to start relying more on separate reviews, so these wrap ups will be star ratings and links to my Goodreads/blog reviews if there are any available. I do have longer reviews planned for some of these books to come out on my blog, but for now– Goodreads!
History of the Rain by Niall Williams: 🍎🍎🍎🍎
Animals by Emma Jane Unsworth: 🍎🍎🍎🍎
Salad Anniversary by Machi Tawara: 🍎🍎🍎.5
Fleabag by Phoebe Waller-Bridge: 🍎🍎🍎
Citizen by Claudia Rankine: 🍎🍎🍎
This World is Full of Monsters by Jeff Vandermeer: 🍎🍎🍎
The Rattled Bones by S.M. Parker: 🍎🍎🍎🍎.25
Tunnel of Bones by Victoria Schwab: 🍎🍎.5
Another Brooklyn by Jacqueline Woodson: 🍎🍎🍎.75
The Magic My Body Becomes by Jess Rizkallah: 🍎🍎🍎
The Wallflower Wager by Tessa Dare: 🍎🍎🍎🍎
Asssassin’s Apprentice by Robin Hobb: 🍎🍎🍎🍎
Kulti by Mariana Zapata: 🍎🍎🍎
The Monster of Elendhaven by Jennifer Giesbrecht: 🍎🍎🍎🍎🍎
Where Am I Now by Mara Wilson: 🍎🍎🍎🍎
I read an article on a new imprint for graphic novels being curated by Mariko Tamaki, Surely Books, which will focus on queer authors and publishing more queer graphic novels. More and more my interests lean toward s graphic fiction, especially for queer stories, so this is amazing news!
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