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Books Bought This Month
Dirty Wings by Sarah McCarry (pre-order)
Love Is the Drug by Alaya Dawn Johnson (pre-order)

Books Received/Acquired This Month
Killing Ruby Rose by Jessie Humphries (Kindle First)
Afterworlds by Scott Westerfeld (Edelweiss ARC)
The Scandalous Sisterhood of Prickwillow Place by Julie Berry (Edelweiss ARC)
Althea and Oliver by Cristina Moracho (Edelweiss ARC)
How to Build a Girl by Caitlin Moran (Edelweiss ARC)
Glory O’Brien’s History of the Future by A.S. King (Edelweiss ARC)
My Best Everything by Sarah Tomp (Edelweiss ARC)
Dark Metropolis by Jaclyn Dolamore (Netgalley ARC)

Books Borrowed This Month
The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals by Michael Pollan (audiobook)
Flygirl by Sherri L. Smith
Orleans by Sherri L. Smith
Unpacking My Library: Writers and Their Books by Leah Price
Dreams of Gods & Monsters by Laini Taylor
The Lover by Marguerite Duras
Race Matters by Cornel West
War Brothers: The Graphic Novel by Sharon E. McKay and Daniel Lafrance

Books Finished This Month
Running for Mortals: A Commonsense Plan for Changing Your Life With Running by John “The Penguin” Bingham and Coach Jenny Hadfield (I know)
The Revolution of Evelyn Serrano by Sonia Manzano
Chopsticks by Jessica Anthony and Rodrigo Corral
The Kingdom of Little Wounds by Susann Cokal
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz
Orleans by Sherri L. Smith
The Tastemakers: Why We’re Crazy for Cupcakes but Fed Up with Fondue by David Sax
Unpacking My Library: Writers and Their Books by Leah Price
The Dark Between by Sonia Gensler
Fly Away by Patricia MacLachlan
The Blossoming Universe of Violet Diamond by Brenda Woods
War Brothers by Sharon E. McKay and Daniel Lafrance

A fairly solid month, I guess. But I’m only enjoying about half of what I read lately. I am slogging through Dreams of Gods and Monsters now, and I was SO EXCITED for it to come out that I hate that I found it so hard to read now. I could give up, but I don’t want to, so I read about 20 pages at a time, and then it keeps me from reading stuff I might actually enjoy. I don’t know if it’s that the book itself is just not as good as the first or if I’m just over it, or if it’s been too long since the first one came out, but I hate it when I hate books I want to like. I’m just so bored. And it doesn’t help that it’s so long, when I just accidentally read another really long book (The Kingdom of Little Wounds). I don’t need to read novellas, but more than one 600-page book in a month is asking a lot.

It’s probably because I’m bored with life lately, but more on that another time.

On the bright side, my reading this month

  • Gave me feels (Aristotle and Dante)
  • Reminded me of the books I read as a very young reader and made me want to rediscover those and see what else is coming out in that arena (Fly Away)
  • Inspired me to get back into books for grownups, because I am a grownup sometimes and I should actually know about what’s going on in that world, and maybe I will like those books more than a lot of what I’ve been reading lately

 

Those are good things, I guess.

Meh. I just feel off and meh today. Books. Reading. I did it. As usual. Whatever.

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