october reading in review

Books Bought This Month
Luck on the Line by Zoraida Córdova (pre-order)
Underneath by Sarah Jamila Stevenson
Colors of the Wind: The Story of Blind Artist and Champion Runner George Mendoza by J.L. Powers and George Mendoza

Books Received/Acquired This Month
The Glassblower by Petra Durst-Benning (Kindle First)
Alice + Freda Forever by Alexis Coe (for blog tour)
Tomboy by Liz Prince (for blog tour)
Bayou Magic by Jewell Parker Rhodes (KidLitCon ARC)
This Side of Home by Renée Watson (KidLitCon book swap)
Pig Park by Claudia Guadalupe Martinez (KidLitCon)
The Ghosts of Heaven by Marcus Sedgwick (Netgalley ARC)
A Cold Legacy by Megan Shepherd (Edelweiss ARC)

Books Borrowed This Month
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
God Loves Hair by Vivek Shraya
Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay
Wildlife by Fiona Wood
A Cool Moonlight by Angela Johnson
Dust Girl by Sarah Zettel
No Such Thing as a Witch by Ruth Chew
Gabi, A Girl In Pieces by Isabel Quintero

Books Finished This Month
Ninth Ward by Jewell Parker Rhodes
Love is the Drug by Alaya Dawn Johnson
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson
The Insects of Love by Genevieve Valentine
Gracefully Grayson by Ami Polonsky
Summer of Yesterday by Gaby Triana
No Such Thing As a Witch by Ruth Chew

I read stuff I found more interesting and more challenging this month, which makes me feel good despite the fact that I will likely not reach my 150-book goal that I set on Goodreads. Thought-provoking>volume of reading. I will probably write some more posts about the stuff I read, like Love is the Drug and Brown Girl Dreaming, and after I see the Gone Girl movie tonight, I expect I will have even more thoughts that are hard to express in words because what even with that book, amirite.

I’m in the middle of two books right now (well, more, but actively reading two, because one is print and one is Kindle), Gabi, A Girl in Pieces and Alice + Freda Forever, and I am loving the first one and having lots of conflicting thoughts about the second, so you will see posts about those.

I read some poetry, short fiction, middle grade, YA, and adult fiction this month, so I win at being broad in my reading taste. Also, I read more black authors than any other type of author, plus various other types of diversity AND it was all ladies, so WINNING.

Basically, I was a pretty great reader this month, and I only got stronger as it went on. I am really, really finding joy and interest in the things I am reading lately, and that’s just what I needed.

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