March Wrap-Up

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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:

At the end of February, I was reading Piecing Me Together, Queerly Loving vol 1, and And She Was. I’m still reading Piecing Me Together and Queerly Loving, not because they are bad but because of a multitude of things like school, work, and other books. Aha.

I ended up DNF-ing And She Waswith it earning the title of most transphobic novel I’ve ever read. That was a ride. After that, I had to read Giovanni’s Room and Rubyfruit Jungle for a class, and those were both okay, but neither books I would have read otherwise. I delved into You Bring the Distant Near for the LitCelebrAsian book club, and I enjoyed that one.

Ruin of Stars (Mask of Shadows, #2)For my AP literature class, I had to slog my way through The Metamorphosis and Othello, and wasn’t a fan of either of them. To make up for the blandness and general “meh”-ness of the rest, I reread my dear favorite Mask of Shadowsand then continued the series with the ARC I was sent of Ruin of Stars. MoS was just as amazing as I remembered, and RoS completely ruined me. I still can’t write my thoughts down on it, so I plan to reread it more thoroughly.

Despite being hard to follow up, I continued reading after RoS with Coffee Boy, The Lines We Cross, and The Atrocities. I loved Coffee Boy, and found both The Lines We Cross and The Atrocities to be lackluster.

Published Posts:

I recently decided to stick to publishing reviews until I get my life under control, and that hasn’t happened recently. It takes a while to even write a review for this blog, though, so my posting has been all over the place. However, here are the reviews (and one discussion post) that I was able to post.

Mar 1st: February Wrap-Up
Mar 4th: Review #150 // Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic – Alison Bechdel
Mar 7th: Review #151 // The Mad Wolf’s Daughter – Diane Magras
Mar 10th: 
Hey Pubs! Listen to Your Readers
Mar 14th: Review #152 // Giovanni’s Room – James Baldwin
Mar 16th: Review #153 // And She Was – Jessica Verdi
Mar 19th: Review #154 // You Bring the Distant Near – Mitali Perkins
Mar 22nd: Review #155 // Rubyfruit Jungle – Rita Mae Brown
Mar 26th: Review #156 // The Metamorphosis – Franz Kafka
Mar 28th: Review #157 // Coffee Boy – Austin Chant
Mar 31st: Review #158 // The Lines We Cross – Randa Abdel-Fattah

Misc. News:

Hm, I can’t really think of much.

I had my 18th birthday, and in the US that means I’m a legal adult! I don’t feel any different, other than the fact that I dread having to go off to college and leave my bookcase behind. I can’t say that I’m excited, except for the fact that I’m getting out of my old high school and this tiny town. Maybe, in college, I can be more of myself. Also maybe quit my shitty job.

I also finally read the sequel to one of my favorite books ever, Ruin of Stars, and I was not disappointed. In fact, I was blown out of the water. I cannot recommend Linsey Miller and her books enough, and, amazingly, she also got some more book deals!!! She has an upcoming book, titled By Grace and Blood, coming 2020, and a second, untitled, that doesn’t have a release date yet. I am so excited.

So. Excited.

7 thoughts on “March Wrap-Up

  1. Happy 18th birthday, Avery!! I had the same thought when it was time for me to leave for college and let me tell you, going someplace that basically no one from my high school went to was the best decision of my life. It’s a whole new pool of people who haven’t known you until you meet them and it’s absolute heaven. I hope the move goes well and you have a lovely April 🙂

    Laura @BlueEyeBooks

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