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January 2023 Wrap-Up

2023 has been… hectic so far. I’m hoping it’s starting low so we can go up from here!

Books Read:

  • Such Pretty Flowers by KL Cerra. 3 stars, review.
  • The Atlas Paradox by Olivie Blake. 3 stars, review.
  • A Little Bit of Feng Shui by Ai Matsui Johnson. 5 stars, review.
  • Remarkably Bright Creatures by Shelby Van Pelt. 4.5 stars, RTC.
  • The Cabin at the End of the World by Paul Tremblay. 5 stars, reread, RTC.
  • Our Share of Night by Mariana Enríquez. DNF.
  • Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo. 4 stars, reread.
  • Polysecure by Jessica Fern. 3.5 stars, review.
  • Black Sun by Rebecca Roanhorse. DNF.

Books read: 7 books plus 2 DNFs (the exact same stats I had in December!)
Average rating: 4 stars (yay!!!)

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December 2022 Wrap-Up

Onward to 2023.

Books Read:

  • After the Eclipse by Sarah Perry. 5 stars.
  • What Moves the Dead by T Kingfisher. 3 stars.
  • Sand by Hugh Howey. 3 stars.
  • Astrid Parker Doesn’t Fail by Ashley Herring Blake. 3.5 stars.
  • How to Keep House While Drowning by KC Davis. 5 stars.
  • The Woman in the Library by Sulari Gentill. 2 stars.
  • Across the Sand by Hugh Howey. DNF.
  • Preludes & Nocturnes by Neil Gaiman. DNF.
  • The Daughters of Izdihar by Hadeer Elsbai. 5 stars.

Books read: 7 books plus 2 DNFs.
Average rating: 3.79 stars

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November 2022 Wrap-Up

November was… very bittersweet. I spent an amazing week in Austin and got to go to my best friend’s wedding. I bonded so hard with the bridal party and have made great friends that will stick with me for life. And I went through an incredibly difficult breakup with my boyfriend of almost 7 years. I won’t go too much into it, I’m still in recovery mode, but my reading life took a hit. Understandably! Thankfully December is already going better than November. Fingers crossed that things continue to look up.

Books Read:

  • She Who Became the Sun by Shelley Parker-Chan. 2.5 stars.
  • People We Meet on Vacation by Emily Henry. 4 stars.
  • The Golden Enclaves by Naomi Novik. 2 stars.

Books read: 3 books
Average rating: 2.8 stars (oof)

Other Media:

  • Movies:
  • TV Shows:
    • The Most Hated Man on the Internet, Season 1 Ep 1
    • Keep Sweet: Pray and Obey
    • Love is Blind, Season 3 Eps 8-12
    • Black Mirror, Season 2 Eps 1-2 (rewatch)
    • Married at First Sight, Season 1 Ep 1

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October 2022 Wrap-Up

I know this is a month late and I’m just going to be doing my November wrap-up next week but ya girl is going through it. October itself was pretty low-key, so I’ll save everything else for the November wrap-up (November has been… wild). I actually don’t remember what I read/watched in October so it’ll be fun looking at my spreadsheets and reminiscing.

Books Read:

  • Babel by RF Kuang. 2 stars, review.
  • Book Lovers by Emily Henry. 5 stars.
  • The Elementals by Michael McDowell. 3 stars.
  • Sin Eater by Megan Campisi. 3.5 stars (buddy read with the always excellent Destiny).
  • Sweet Berries by CM Nacosta. 5 stars.

Books read: 5 books
Average rating: 3.7 stars

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September 2022 Wrap-Up

Lots of reading and lots of movies this month! I also had a couple brief trips; it was nice spending time with some friends who live further away. I also got an internship (!!!) so I’ll have slightly less time for reading and other media moving forward. I’m working in breastfeeding equity research and I’m super excited about it!

Books Read:

  • Just Like Home by Sarah Gailey. 4.5 stars, review.
  • Piranesi by Susanna Clarke. 4 stars, review.
  • Ace by Angela Chen. DNF, review.
  • The Invasion of the Tearling by Erika Johansen. 4 stars, reread, review.
  • Carrie by Stephen King. 4 stars, reread, review.
  • The It Girl by Ruth Ware. 3.5 stars, RTC.
  • The Fate of the Tearling by Erika Johansen. 3.5 stars, reread, RTC.
  • The Hellbound Heart by Clive Barker. 3 stars, RTC.
  • Delilah Green Doesn’t Care by Ashley Herring Blake. 5 stars, RTC.

Books read: 8 books, 1 DNF
Average rating: 3.94 stars (much better than September, and very impressive!)

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August 2022 Wrap-Up

August flew by. I did a little more dogsitting, and I worked a lot. I also had allergy testing done AND got my first allergy shot! I also got to play a super fun D&D one-shot and hope I can play more soon. This past week we went back to off-season hours at work, so I had a lot more time for reading and movies.

Books Read:

  • Mister Impossible by Maggie Stiefvater. DNF.
  • One Last Stop by Casey McQuiston. 3 stars, review.
  • Under the Whispering Door by TJ Klune. DNF.
  • Everyone in This Room Will Someday Be Dead by Emily Austin. 4 stars, review.
  • In a Garden Burning Gold by Rory Power. DNF.
  • The Odyssey by Lara Williams. 4 stars, review.
  • Dark Circles by Caite Dolan-Leach. 2 stars, review.
  • The Thief of Always by Clive Barker. 3 stars, review.
  • Detransition, Baby by Torrey Peters. 5 stars, RTC.
  • The Perfect Nanny by Leïla Slimani. 4 stars, RTC.

Books read: 7 books, 3 DNFs
Average rating: 3.57 stars (much better than July)

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July 2022 Wrap-Up

It feels like I spent most of July sick, which was incredibly frustrating. I haven’t been able to do stuff around the house OR stuff for fun because I’ve been trying to rest between dogsitting. Thankfully I have August off for dogsitting so far, so I can have some more time to myself. I hope everyone else had a better July than I did. Please update me on your adventures!

Books Read:

  • Sorrowland by Rivers Solomon. 2 stars, RTC.
  • The Atlas Six by Olivie Blake. 4 stars, RTC.
  • The F*ck It Diet by Caroline Dooner. 3 stars, review.
  • The House Across the Lake by Riley Sager. 1 star, review.
  • 20th Century Ghosts by Joe Hill. 3 stars, RTC.
  • The Pallbearers Club by Paul Tremblay. 2 stars, review.
  • Beneath the Keep by Erika Johansen. 3.5 stars, review.

Books read: 7 books
Average rating: 2.64 stars (ew, I hope August is a better reading month, too!)

Other Media:

  • Movies:
  • TV Shows:
    • Web of Make Believe, Season 1 Eps 5-6
    • Get Organized, Season 1 Eps 1-2
    • Raised by Wolves, Season 1, Ep 4
    • The Boys, Season 3 Eps 6-8

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June 2022 Wrap-Up

June was kind of wild for me, hence why this wrap-up is late! I spent most of the month dogsitting, and went to Boston for a weekend. Last week I ended up with either an aggressive cold or the flu (tested negative 4x for the Big Bad) which put me in bed for days. We’ve also extended our hours at work, so I’ve been spending a lot more time there. I did get a lot of reading done, though!

Books Read:

  • The Fire Never Goes Out by ND Stevenson. 4 stars, review.
  • The Collective by Allison Gaylin. 4 stars, review.
  • Rock Paper Scissors by Alice Feeney. 3.5 stars, review.
  • Fault Lines by Emily Itami. 3.5 stars, review.
  • Little Weirds by Jenny Slate. 4 stars, review.
  • Hide by Kiersten White. 4.5 stars, RTC.
  • Know My Name by Chanel Miller. 5 stars, RTC.
  • Geek Love by Katherine Dunn. 2.5 stars, RTC.
  • Vladimir by Julia May Jones. 3 stars, RTC.

Books read: 9 books
Average rating: 3.67 stars

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May 2022 Wrap-Up

Books Read:

  • Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas. 4 stars.
  • The Sentence by Louise Erdrich. 2 stars, review.
  • Olga Dies Dreaming by Xóchitl González. 3 stars, review.
  • Convenience Store Woman by Sayaka Murata transl by Ginny Tapley Takemori. 3.5 stars, review.
  • Build Your House Around My Body by Violet Kupersmith. 3 stars, review.
  • The Memory Police by Yōko Ogawa transl by Stephen Snyder. 3 stars, review.
  • Pizza Girl by Jean Kyoung Frasier. 4 stars, RTC.

Books read: 7 books
Average rating: 3.21 stars

Other Media:

  • Movies:
  • TV Shows:
    • Our Flag Means Death, Season 1 Eps 5-10
    • Raised By Wolves, Season 1 Eps 1-3
    • Chris Chan – A Comprehensive History, Eps 62-63

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April 2022 Wrap-Up

April went by in a flash! I have finals this week and then I’m done with classes for my master’s… forever. I still have to do an internship and a final research project but, no more classes! I took a local job for the summer to have a little break and plan to finish my master’s in the fall. It’s kind of surreal knowing I’m almost there. My sister and I got to go to Nashville this month, and the weather up here is finally starting to look up. As I’m typing this it’s cold and rainy, but it’s been steadily getting warmer out! I can’t wait for the summer and to have more days off to read.

Books Read:

  • The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson. DNF, review.
  • The Crown of Gilded Bones by Jennifer L. Armentrout. 3.5 stars.
  • The War of Two Queens by Jennifer L. Armentrout. 3.5 stars, series review.
  • Animal Farm by George Orwell. 4 stars.
  • The Paper Palace by Miranda Cowley Heller. 4.5 stars, review.
  • Bullshit Jobs by David Graeber. DNF.
  • The Echo Wife by Sarah Gailey. 4 stars.
  • Milk Fed by Melissa Broder. 4.5 stars, review.
  • In the Quick by Kate Hope Day. 2.5 stars, review.
  • A Universe of Wishes edited by Dhonielle Clayton. DNF.
  • Hummingbird Salamander by Jeff VanderMeer. DNF.
  • Be Not Far from Me by Mindy McGinnis. 4 stars, RTC.

Books read: 8 books (+ 4 DNF)
Average rating: 3.81 stars

Other Media:

  • Movies:
  • TV Shows:
    • RuPaul’s Drag Race, Season 14 Eps 13-16
    • Manhunter, Season 1 Ep 2
    • Criminal Minds, Season 7 Eps 11-12
    • The Dropout, Season 1 Ep 8
    • The Ultimatum, Season 1
    • Our Flag Means Death, Season 1 Eps 1-4
    • Barry, Season 3 Ep 1

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