I had a pretty good reading month. I am still playing catch-up with all the ARCs I have to read (there are so many books coming out in February and March!) but still managed to read a few of my already owned books. I have also not read a book yet that I haven’t liked.
These are the books I read this month:
- Freshwater by Akwaeke Emezi: 5 out of 5 stars.
- The Rules Do Not Apply by Ariel Levy: 4 out of 5 stars.
- Folk by Zoe Gilbert: 3 out of 5 stars.
- The Seven Deaths Of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton: 4 out of 5 stars.
- Monstress Vol. 1: The Blood by Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda (reread): 5 out of 5 stars
- Once I Was Cool by Megan Stielstra: 4 out of 5 stars
- A Closed and Common Orbit by Becky Chambers: 4 out of 5 stars
- The Murders of Molly Southbourne by Tade Thompson: 4 out of 5 stars
- The Starlings by Jo Walton: 3 out of 5 stars
Favourite of the month:
Freshwater by Akwaeke Emezi, hands down. It is just stunning and I absolutely adored every second of it. I am very excited for more people to read this.
I read 9 books with 2400 pages and gave them an average of 4 stars. Of the 9 books, two were written by men, 6 by women and one by a person identifying as gender-nonconforming. I read two memoirs, two short story collections, one graphic novel, on literary fiction novel, one science fiction book, one novella (horror), and one mix between crime and fantasy.
I like that mix. I have been craving mostly genre fiction and memoirs. And will continue to read in this vain.
The Toymakers by Robert Dinsdale
I Am, I Am, I Am: Seventeen Brushes With Death by Maggie O’Farrell
How I Lose You by Kate McNaughton
Leviathan Wakes (Expanse #1) by James S. A. Corey
(Some of the) Blog posts I loved:
Rachel’s list of her ARCs inspired me to write a similar post of my own and caused a bit of book envy.
Stuart’s list of classics he still needs to read made me remember similar goals I have.
Callum recommends brilliant family dramas (and has an all-around impeccable taste).
I loved JW’s post on spoilers and have been thinking about what constitutes a spoiler since.
I also really enjoyed Rick’s post about reading and Virgina Woolf.
I love reading about people discovering new favourites; especially when those are books I loved as well. Go and check out Sarah’s review of Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer.
I really enjoyed Rita’s Alphabetical and think you all would, too.
How was your reading month? And do link me your favourite blog post you have written this month.