Thursday, December 1, 2022

Books Read in November and Goals for December!

 


Goal Books for November:

  1. Hot and Sour Suspects by Vivien Chen (Mystery/Library)
  2. Olga Dies Dreaming by Xochitl Gonzalez (Fiction/Library)
  3. Drunk on Love by Jasmine Guillory (Romance/Shelves)
  4. Nonfiction Book

Books Read in November:

  1. Olga Dies Dreaming by Xochitl Gonzalez (Fiction/Library)
  2. The Swimmers by Julie Otsuka (Fiction/Library)
  3. Locomotion by Jacqueline Woodson (Children's Fiction/Library)
  4. Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus (Fiction/Library)
  5. Ellen Outside the Lines by AJ Sass (Children's Fiction/Library)
  6. The Inheritance Games by Jennifer Lynn Barnes (YA Fiction/Shelves)
  7. The Parker Inheritance by Varian Johnson (Children's Fiction/Library)
  8. All the White Friends I Couldn't Keep by Andre Henry (Non-Fiction/Library)

Goal Books for December:

  1. When Stars are Scattered by Victoria Jamieson, Omar Mohamed (Graphic Novel/Library)
  2. Drunk on Love by Jasmine Guillory (Romance/Shelves)
  3. A Good Girl's Guide to Murder by Holly Jackson (YA Mystery/Library)
  4. Free Food for Millionaires  by Min Jin Lee (Fiction/Shelves)
  5. Better Than We Found It  by Frederick & Porsche Joseph ed. (Essays/Shelves)

Thursday, November 3, 2022

Books Read in October and Goals for November

 


My TBR piles are overflowing.  We had our school book fair this month and I bought "too much," after having already visited a couple bookstores with one of my kids and picking out just a few.  My kids have also received a lot of books lately - many of which look very interesting and I feel like I want to read before they outgrow them and don't want to talk to me about them anymore.  It's going to be a busy winter - and only two more reading months in 2022!!

Goal Books for October:

  1. Hot and Sour Suspects by Vivien Chen (Mystery/Library)
  2. The It Girl by Ruth Ware (Mystery/Library)
  3. Small Spaces by Katherine Arden (Children's Mystery/Library)
  4. Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery (Children's Literature/Shelves)
  5. Nonfiction Book

Books Read in October:

  1. The It Girl by Ruth Ware (Mystery/Library)
  2. Small Spaces by Katherine Arden (Children's Mystery/Shelves)
  3. Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery (Children's Literature/Shelves)
  4. A  Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park (Non-Fiction/Shelves)
  5. Nightcrawling  by Leila Mottley (Fiction/Borrowed)
  6. The Man Who Died Twice by Richard Osman (Mystery/Shelves)

Goal Books for November:

  1. Hot and Sour Suspects by Vivien Chen (Mystery/Library)
  2. Olga Dies Dreaming by Xochitl Gonzalez (Fiction/Library)
  3. Drunk on Love by Jasmine Guillory (Romance/Shelves)
  4. Nonfiction Book

Tuesday, October 4, 2022

September Review & October Goals

 



Goal Books for September:

  1. Fatal Fried Rice by Vivien Chien (Mystery/Library)
  2. Something from my shelves at home
  3. A non-fiction selection
Books Read in September:
  1. Fatal Fried Rice by Vivien Chien (Mystery/Library)
  2. Early Morning Riser by Katherine Heiny (Fiction/Borrowed)
  3. Tracy Flick Can't Win by Tom Perrotta (Fiction/Shelves)
  4. Stamped for Kids by Jason Reynolds (Nonfiction/Library)
  5. Carrie Soto is Back by Taylor Jenkins Reid (Fiction/Shelves)
  6. This Time Tomorrow by Emma Straub (Fiction/Library)

Goal Books for October:

  1. Hot and Sour Suspects by Vivien Chen (Mystery/Library)
  2. The It Girl by Ruth Ware (Mystery/Library)
  3. Small Spaces by Katherine Arden (Children's Mystery/Library)
  4. Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery (Children's Literature/Shelves)
  5. Nonfiction Book
Happy Reading!

Tuesday, September 13, 2022

Review of August & Goals for September

 


Goal Books for August:

  1. By the Book by Jasmine Guillory (Romance/Borrowed)
  2. Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell (YA/Library)
Books Read in August:
  1. By the Book by Jasmine Guillory (Romance/Borrowed)
  2. Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell (YA/Library)
  3. Killer Kung Pao by Vivien Chen (Mystery/Library)
    1. The Friend Zone by Abby Jimenez (Romance/Library)
  4. Portrait of a Thief by Grace D. Li (Mystery/Library)
  5. Her Honor by LaDoris Hazzard Cordell (Non-Fiction/Library)
  6. Scat by Carl Hiassen (Children's Literature/Library)
  7. Interior Chinatown by Charles Yu (Fiction/Library)
Goal Books for September:
  1. Fatal Fried Rice by Vivien Chen (Mystery/Library)
  2. Something from my shelves at home
  3. A non-fiction selection
Happy Reading,
Anne

Thursday, August 4, 2022

July Review & August Plans

 

Goal Books for July:

  1. French Braid by Anne Tyler (Fiction/Library)
  2. Wonton Terror by Vivien Chien (Mystery/Library)
  3. Squirm by Carl Hiassen (Children's Literature/Library)
  4. Book Lovers by Emily Henry (Romance/Shelves)

Books Read in July:
  1. French Braid by Anne Tyler (Fiction/Library)
  2. Wonton Terror by Vivien Chien (Mystery/Library)
  3. Squirm by Carl Hiassen (Children's Literature/Library)
  4. Book Lovers by Emily Henry (Romance/Shelves) 
  5. The Love of My Life by Rosie Walsh (Mystery/Library)
  6. The Lifeguards by Amanda Eyre Ward (Fiction/Library)
  7. Radio Silence by Alice Oseman (YA/Library)
  8. The Lying Club by Annie Ward (Thriller/Library)
Goal Books for August:
  1. By the Book by Jasmine Guillory (Romance/Borrowed)
  2. Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell (YA/Library)

Friday, July 1, 2022

June Review & July Preview

 


My summer reading brain is in full swing.  I think this past month I only read cozy mysteries, graphic novels, and children's literature/YA - maybe one romance!  Nothing too taxing!  And, I admit that I am loving it.  But...I haven't read a non-fiction book in awhile, so I do want to challenge myself a little in July to stretch a bit on that front.

Goal Books for June:
  1. Hour of the Witch y Chris Bohjalian (Fiction)
  2. Elegy for Eddie by Jacqueline Winspear (Mystery/Shelves)
  3. The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo (YA)
  4. Hoot by Carl Hiassen (Children's Literature)
Books Read in June:
  1. Elegy for Eddie by Jacqueline Winspear (Mystery/Shelves)
  2. Hoot by Carl Hiassen (Children's Literature/Shelves)
  3. Death by Dumpling by Vivien Chien (Mystery/Library)
  4. Flush by Carl Hiassen (Children's Literature/Library)
  5. Tell Me Three Things by Julie Buxbaum (YA/Library)
  6. Heartstopper Vol. 2 by Alice Oseman (Graphic Novel/Library)
  7. Heartstopper Vol. 3 by Alice Oseman (Graphic Novel/Library)
  8. For Black Girls Like Me by Mariama J. Lockington (Children's Literature/Library)
  9. Murder Lo Mein by Vivien Chien (Mystery/Library)
  10. Heartstopper Vol. 4 by Alice Oseman (Graphic Novel/Library)
  11. Love Lettering by Kate Clayborn (Romance/Library)
Goal Books for July:
  1. French Braid by Anne Tyler (Fiction/Library)
  2. Wonton Terror by Vivien Chien (Mystery/Library)
  3. Squirm by Carl Hiassen (Children's Literature/Library)
  4. Book Lovers by Emily Henry (Romance/Shelves)
Happy Reading!

~ Anne

Thursday, June 2, 2022

 How is it already June??  I am getting my shelves organized for summer reading - a huge stack just came in on my library holds and I picked up some paperback beach reads from the local used bookstore.  I just wish I had the entire summer off!


Goal Books for May:

  1. Slay by Brittney Morris (YA)
  2. A Lesson in Secrets by Jacqueline Winspear (Mystery/Shelves)
  3. Hour of the Witch y Chris Bohjalian (Fiction)
  4. Dear Martin by Nic Stone (YA)

Books Read in May:
  1. Tell Me How it Ends by Valeria Luisella
  2. A Lesson in Secrets by Jacqueline Winspear (Mystery/Shelves)
  3. Slay by Brittney Morris (YA)
  4. Bob by Wendy Mass, Rebecca Stead (Children's Literature)
  5. Dear Martin by Nic Stone (YA)
  6. The Ballerinas by Rachel Kapelke-Dale
  7. A Flicker in the Dark by Stacy Willingham

Goal Books for June:
  1. Hour of the Witch y Chris Bohjalian (Fiction)
  2. Elegy for Eddie by Jacqueline Winspear (Mystery/Shelves)
  3. The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo (YA)
  4. Hoot by Carl Hiassen (Children's Literature)
Happy Reading,
Anne