Monthly Round-up: October 2019

Happy Halloween! We’re probably staying home and doing… something? I don’t know. All the kids have outgrown trick-or-treating, and looking at the weather, I think we might be getting less than our usual three trick-or-treaters. So, stay inside, watch a movie, maybe, and go to bed at a decent hour. I’m officially #old.

My favorite book this month was (it was hard to choose; there were so many good ones!):

It’s so so so very perfect.

As for the rest:

Middle Grade:

The Bookwanderers


Dream Thieves (link to an old review)
Raven Boys (this is my review for the bookstore which I wrote in 2012 and I’m still super proud of.)

Adult Fiction:

Red, White, and Royal Blue
The Power
Red at the Bone (audio book)
Witches Abroad


Invisible Women
Running with Sherman
The Book of Delights

Graphic Novels:

Kiss No. 8

Monthly Round-up: September 2019

Thoughts? I read an awful lot of adult fiction this month. A LOT. And I’ve noticed over the months that I’ve read less and less middle grade. I wonder why.

My favorite this month?

She is such a good historical fiction writer.


That Inevitable Victorian Thing


The Peacock Emporium
Autopsy of a Boring Wife
The Reckless Oath We Made (audio)
The Testaments
Ninth House

Middle Grade:

Some Places More than Others
Dear Sweet Pea


The Sun is a Compass (audio)

Graphic Novels:

Here There Be Gerblins
Best Friends

What was your favorite this month?

Monthly Round-Up: August 2019

To be completely honest, while I did read this month, a good portion of what was posted I read back in June. It’s just that way sometimes.

My favorite this month?

It’s foul, it’s weird, it’s AMAZINGLY narrated, and I ate up every minute of it.

Middle Grade:

My Life as an Ice Cream Sandwich


Hope and Other Punch Lines
The Girl the Sea Gave Back
Steel Tide

Graphic Novel:

Mighty Jack and Zita the Spacegirl
This Was Our Pact

Adult Fiction:

The Stone Sky
Wyrd Sisters


Naturally Tan (audio)

What were your favorites this month?

Monthly Round-Up: June 2019

It’s summer and I want fluffy and romance and brain candy and this one totally fit the bill:

Really, it was exactly what I needed this month.

As for the rest:

Middle Grade

Other Words for Home


Hearts Unbroken
Love from A to Z
Three Sides of a Heart (audio)
The Inexplicable Logic of My Life
Gunslinger Girl (reread: link to old review)



Adult Fiction

Where We Come From
Equal Rites

Graphic Novel

Queen of the Sea
5 Worlds: The Red Maze

What was your favorite this month?

Monthly Round-Up: May 2019

I survived the class! Yay! And it was full of interesting discussion. So double yay! And I didn’t get much reading done the second half of the month, so pretty much everything here I read in the first half.

My favorite?

It was really a compelling story, incredibly well-written. Acevedo really is a writer to watch!

And for the rest:

Middle Grade:

The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street
Glory Be
Indian Shoes
Return to Sender
The Circuit

Young Adult:

Miles Morales Spider Man
Who Will Tell My Brother?

Graphic Novels:

Lowriders to the Center of the Earth


Save Me the Plums (audio book)

Adult Fiction:

There There

Ones I read but didn’t write (another) review for:

One Crazy Summer
Tequila Worm (this one fell through the cracks, and didn’t get reviewed even though it should have)
The Sun is Also a Star
A Step from Heaven

What was your favorite this month?