The Academy Awards for film just happened and I! LOVE! A BANDWAGON!
I did this tag last year, but I wanted to honor the books of 2019 in a formal way.
Let me consult my giant spreadsheet of 2019 reads.
And the winner is…
ANOTHER DANCE, ANOTHER WAY, ANOTHER CHANCE…ANOTHER TAAAAAAAG.
It was Chinese New Year not too long ago, so…happy New Year! This tag is still relevant! Continue reading “New Year’s Eve Book Tag”
Where do I even start?
A fair number of big things happened in 2019.
I am, to put it mildly, pretty tired.
Do you like numbers? I sure do.
This post is just graphs. If that’s something you’re into, go to town.
I meant to publish this yesterday for Top Ten Tuesday.
Instead, after three family Christmases and a miserable four-hour ride in a cramped truck, I stayed in bed and read all day.
As a consequence, some last-minute books snuck their way onto my Top 10 list.
It’s a Cinderella story and a plot twist all in one!
I liked this book enough to gift copies to my friends.
The Little Women conversation was very gratifying. I felt seen.
Laurie + Jo or Single Jo. These are the only options.
Get Friedrich out of here.
* Lavery initially published this book under a name he no longer uses, hence the lack of accompanying book image.
Technically, I finished this at 12:45 AM on January 1st, 2020.
Since I read the bulk of it in 2019, I’m counting this as a 2019 read.
I appreciated this book so much.
So many books I read have interesting premises but no soul.
This book had a lot of feelings in a world that I didn’t want to leave.
I know I read this on the LAST DAY of 2019, so recency theory is at play, but this book had one of my favorite endings of the year.
Bittersweet, just the way I like it.
Also…THERE WAS A BI BOI. Or a pan boi.
Either way, a NON-MONO BOI.
This book touched some really deep places in me.
It gave me closure for an awful 2017 friend breakup that I hadn’t been able to process.
I am forever grateful.
I don’t want to oversell one of the plot twists, but…
I read a lot of great graphic novels in 2019. This was the best one.
The emotional honesty was really refreshing.
(CW: rape, sexual assault)
I had to lock my feelings about this book in a box and put them away. Otherwise, I would not have been able to function.
This book has nuance and commentary and excellent representation.
It’s heartbreaking and so well-done.
This book gave me the words I needed to come out, so of course it’s going on the list.
(CW: racism, rape, misogynoir)
Every single one of the sentences in this book is a gorgeous work of art.
I finished this book very recently and I’m struggling to verbalize the impression it left.
All I can say is, “Wow.”
If you want a comprehensive understanding of intersectionality, this is your book.
I chose a number of “fun” books for this list because they made me laugh and provided a helpful distraction.
Dimitrov and Lasky gave me a joyful breakdown of the zodiac, which was what I needed after the chaos of NaNoWriMo.
This book was fun and fast and helpful. It earned a spot on my “Nonfiction/Reference” shelf.
(CW: physical and emotional abuse)
Super ambitious, very well done.
I’ve never read a memoir in this style; Machado killed it.
This book was creative without being gimmicky and very brave in its content.
I am in love with the writing style.
WHAT DO I EVEN SAY??
This book covered a lot of territory, but it did it right!
The ending ACTUALLY made me weep. I WAS NOT EXPECTING THIS.
This book gave me so much hope for 2020.
My heart is full.
This is the only new favorite I reread this year.
The rep is SO GOOD.
The anxiety rep is really moving, but what really got me was the on-the-page demisexual rep.
Johnson likened demisexual attraction to turning on a dimmer switch, which made me cheer. Yes! Accurate! This is how it feels!
Then Martin the Surprise Bi described his attraction to different genders and I loved it. More bi bois!
I’m so glad this book came out.
That’s my list. I’ll have more 2019 posts coming in the next few days.
See y’all later. I’m off to watch Cats.
I did this tag last year, but IT IS CHRISTMAS and Megan tagged me in it.
MY, HOW MY ANSWERS HAVE CHANGED.
People on Twitter have been doing the 10 Year Challenge, but I don’t feel comfortable sharing pictures from my past.
Facial recognition and whatnot. Continue reading “10 Year Challenge Book Tag”
THE CHRISTMAS LIGHTS ARE UP DOWNTOWN.
HOW IS IT THE END OF THE YEAR? I AM TRYING TO WRITE A NOVEL.
I DON’T HAVE TIME FOR CHRISTMAS SHOPPING, SEATTLE. LEAVE ME ALONE. Continue reading “The End of the Year Book Tag 2019”
I had a decent January, not in the least because I got to celebrate my birthday with a trillion new books.
I read almost 30 books this month and I loved most, if not all, of them.
I wanted to see if I could narrow down my favorites to five books.
Though difficult, I managed. Continue reading “January Books-of-the-Month Club”
Well…I did a thing.
…I combined them. Continue reading “Top 10 Books I Need to Read in 2019”