Happy June, friends! I hope you had a great May! My May was definitely better than my April, so let's get into it! Books Read American Predator: The Hunt for the Most Meticulous Serial Killer of the 21st Century by Maureen Callahan: 4 stars The Billionaire Murders: The Mysterious Deaths of Barry and Honey Sherman … Continue reading May wrap-up!
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First third reviews
Happy Friday, friends! Today is my first review round-up of the year, where I'm giving you some mini reviews on the books I've read in the first four month of the year. I've read a total of nine books so far this year, most of which either got 4 or 4.5 stars. So without further … Continue reading First third reviews
Happy May y'all, and happy Met Gala day to all who celebrate! April went by so quickly, I can't believe it's May already. This was a kind of weird month so I don't have many updates, but I wanted to post nonetheless. Books Read none 😦 I didn't read anything this month! I started a … Continue reading April wrap-up!
Happy April, friends! Please pretend this is being posted on April 1 and not late because the end of March crept up on me so quickly. Thanks xx Books Read Chop Suey Nation by Ann Hui: 4 stars Older Sister, Not Necessarily Related by Jenny Heijun Wills: 3.5 stars I'm Glad My Mom Died by … Continue reading March wrap-up!
Happy March, friends! February went by so quickly, I can't believe it's almost over. I know I say that every month, but it's true every month. Books Read Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See: 4.5 stars Never Ever Getting Back Together by Sophie Gonzales: 4 stars I Who Have Never Known Men … Continue reading February wrap-up!
Book review: A Dream of a Woman
A Dream of a Woman by Casey Plett From Goodreads Centering transgender women seeking stable, adult lives, A Dream of a Woman finds quiet truths in prairie high-rises and New York warehouses, and in freezing Canadian winters and drizzly Oregon days. In "Hazel and Christopher," two childhood friends reconnect as adults after one of them has transitioned. … Continue reading Book review: A Dream of a Woman
Mini review: Run Towards the Danger
Run Towards the Danger: Confrontations with a Body of Memory by Sarah Polley From Goodreads Sarah Polley's work as an actor, screenwriter, and director is celebrated for its honesty, complexity, and deep humanity. She brings all those qualities, along with her exquisite storytelling chops, to these six essays. Each one captures a piece of Polley's … Continue reading Mini review: Run Towards the Danger
Happy last day of January, y'all! I can't believe the first month of 2023 is done! I hope your year was off to a good start. I had a fairly good reading month, so let's get into it! Books Read The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion: 4 stars Tell Me An Ending by … Continue reading January wrap-up!
Mini review: Gutter Child
Gutter Child by Jael Richardson From Goodreads Set in an imagined world in which the most vulnerable are forced to buy their freedom by working off their debt to society, Gutter Child uncovers a nation divided into the privileged Mainland and the policed Gutter. As part of a social experiment led by the Mainland government, Elimina Dubois … Continue reading Mini review: Gutter Child
TBR Round-up 2
Hello, friends! A few years ago now, I did a TBR round-up where I looked at all my old TBRs and whether I had read the books on those lists on not. I thought it would be fun to do an updated one as it's been FOUR YEARS!! since the last one (how has it … Continue reading TBR Round-up 2
Favourites and disappointments of 2022
Happy Friday, friends! Today I'm talking about my favourite and least favourite books of 2022! I decided to put them all in one post because I didn't have that many least favourites/disappointments, and I have very little to say about my favourites beyond "I loved this." I've also combined my least favourite and disappointments because … Continue reading Favourites and disappointments of 2022
2022 reading wrap-up
Hello, friends! Today is one of my favourite posts, my 2022 reading wrap-up! I love statistics and numbers and categorizing things, and this post is just an excuse to do that. According to Goodreads, I read 35 books and 10,502 pages, which I think is pretty good! My goal was 35, so I'm glad I … Continue reading 2022 reading wrap-up