BOOKS + READING

JULY 2022 READING WRAP UP

The variety of my reading within a single month is astounding, and impressive, if I do say so myself: a couple romances, a couple of thrillers, a YA non-fiction about racism, my first ever graphic novel, a book of haiku, and even a humous field guide about birds. Top tier, 5 star favorite is Rock…

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BOOK REVIEW ROUND UP – VOLUME 3 ISSUE 13

Eating Salad Drunk: Haikus for the Burnout Age by Comedy GreatsAuthor: Gabe HenryPublication Date: February 2022Genre: poetry, humorMethod: hardcover borrowed from TPL At the end of June, I took a look at the genre related goals and intentions I set for the year of 2022 and realized I hadn’t yet picked up a comedy or…

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BOOK REVIEW ROUND UP – VOLUME 3 ISSUE 12

My MonticelloAuthor: Jocelyn Nicole JohnsonPublication Date: October 2021Genre: short stories, historical fictionMethod: audiobook via TPL Ugh, it’s hard to rate a collection of stories. This collection starts out this a bang with Control Negro, performed live by LeVar Burton (yes, from Reading Rainbow). It was incredible, so gripping, eerie, and unsettling. The audio experience made…

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BOOK REVIEW ROUND UP – VOLUME 3 ISSUE 11

The House Across the LakeAuthor: Riley SagerPublication Date: June 2022Genre: thriller, mysteryMethod: signed hardcover Regardless of rating, this book will always have a very special place in my heart. I will read anything and everything Riley Sager writes and I feel so fortunate to have had the opportunity to meet him during his book tour…

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BOOK REVIEW ROUND UP // 2022 Q2 UPDATE

Two quarters down, two to go! General stats Fiction: 36Nonfiction: 16 Audiobooks: 27Physical books: 25 Borrowed books: 29 → Library savings $612.81Personal collection: 23 2022 TBR: 162022 Release: 16Book of the Month: 11Buzzword Readathon challenge: 15Debut Work: 16 5 stars: 144 stars: 173 stars: 9Not rated: 12 General Goals ☐ 70 books → 52 books☐…

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JUNE 2022 READING WRAP UP

Another month and another couple memoirs, thrillers, a romance, a contemporary, and a poetry collection. The stand out favorite, without a doubt and as expected, is Riley Sager’s The House Across the Lake, which was a solid 4 star mystery-thriller. Pleasantly surprised by It Ends With Us, much better than the last few Colleen Hoover’s…

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