This year, I’ve decided to start doing monthly wrap-ups. You can look forward to these posts on the first of every month, with the previous month being discussed.
Deciding what I wanted to include in these posts was hard, but in each of these, you’ll find: books I’ve read this month, posts published, as well as news (be it personal or public). Enjoy!
Books I’ve Read:
If you remember from my last wrap-up, I was fighting with a horrible book slump from the end of December into the majority of January. Finally–Finally, after so long, I think I might’ve defeated it.
After (finally) finishing Dead Boys (mentioned in my previous wrap-up), I broke the slump with the amazing-ness that was Curved Horizon. After that, I realized I should dig into a few of my ARCs from NetGalley, and I quickly finished a (disappointing) sequel to Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, which is titled Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Seek. I also finished The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo which was amazing, despite not being for me. If you want to know what I mean, read my review and then follow @frxncesjanvier on twitter. Her love for the book is honestly inspiring.
After tackling Seven Husbands, I was bombarded with some required reading for school, which included Angels in America by Tony Kushner and Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic by Alison Bechdel. I really enjoyed Angels, but wasn’t that big of a fan for Bechdel’s graphic novel.
Last but not least, I also got a review copy for a blog tour I’m participating in. The Mad Wolf’s Daughter is a MG novel that is supposed to be similar to Ranger’s Apprentice, and I have to say: it was a very nostalgic read.
At the moment, though, I’m currently rereading Mask of Shadows, because I’m trash, and I’m also reading Piecing Me Together (still), And She Was, and Queerly Loving vol 1!
My posting has been a bit erratic because of my other obligations (writing, school, work, etc), but I still think I managed to keep this blog running fairly well. Here are the published posts, in the order they were published:
Feb 1st: January Wrap-Up
Feb 4th: Do You Follow the Hype?
Feb 6th: Top Ten Books That Have Been on My TBR the Longest and I Still Haven’t Read
Feb 9th: Review #145 // Forestspirit, Forestspirit – Bogi Takács
Feb 12th: Review #146 // Curved Horizon – Taylor Brooke
Feb 16th: NetGalley Vs. Edelweiss
Feb 18th: Review #147 // Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Seek – Anthony O’Neill
Feb 21st: Review #148 // The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo – Taylor Jenkins Reid
Feb 24th: Books That Are Important to Me
Feb 26th: Review #149 // Angels in America – Tony Kushner
This month has been . . . a trip.
Anne Ursu published a piece through the School Library Journal about sexual harassment in the publishing industry, and anonymous commenters revealed multiple YA authors to be abusers. A few of these really hit home for me, and while the discussions were going on on twitter, I had to back out due to personal experiences. While I won’t be discussing that here, it’s important to get the word out about these people. The comments list the majority of those accused, although some comments have been deleted and others have come forward saying their accusations were misguided. All the same, it’s important to know.
On the personal side of things, I’ve been thinking about my gender ID recently, and think I may have found something that fits me better than what I use now. Be that as it may, I’m going to keep that private for now.
Even better: y’all know that I’m the Mask of Shadows hype train, right? Well guess what I got in the mail? A Ruin of Stars ARC!!! You can 100% bet that I started crying the moment my eyes landed on it. I’m going to be rereading MoS before reading RoS though, so here’s to not fainting before I get to it. (Check my twitter for pictures!!)