I read 61 books in 2022 for my own pleasure, plus another 17 in my capacity as a nonfiction book reviewer for Publishers Weekly. Halfway through the year, I moved to a new house with a bright, sunny living room; I rediscovered reading in natural light, sitting upright on the couch, sometimes with music playing… Continue reading Books I loved in 2022
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What an inherently troubling phrase! Books I loved in 2020. That is: books I managed to finish in 2020. Books that seemed oddly relevant in 2020 despite being written and edited before the pandemic year. Books that either provided escape from or insight into ten months of social isolation and near constant anxiety in 2020.… Continue reading Books I loved in 2020
I read just shy of 50 new-to-me books in 2019, not including my class assignments (which included some chapbooks as well as short stories and poems). Of those, there are about a dozen that I am still thinking about, even if it's been months since I read them. I love these books because they are… Continue reading Books I Loved in 2019
Five years ago, in response to a rise in discourse about why women authors are less read and reviewed than male authors, I posted a roundup of all the books by women I read in 2013. But this blog has always been about creating a personal record for myself above all else, so I've kept… Continue reading Books I read and loved in 2018
November/December was a little bit of a wash reading-wise. I trudged my way through two more books for my book reviewer side hustle, and continued to enjoy Moby-Dick but there's so much of it! Then I downloaded Carmen Maria Machado's Her Body and Other Parties and devoured it and felt alternately amazing and awful, like drinking… Continue reading Books I Read and Loved in 2017