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.

YA:

That Inevitable Victorian Thing

Adult:

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

Non-Fiction:

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

YA:

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

Non-fiction:

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

YA

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)

Non-Fiction

#NotYourPrincess

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
Sold
Who Will Tell My Brother?
Monster
Valiant

Graphic Novels:

Lowriders to the Center of the Earth

Nonfiction:

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?

Monthly Round-Up: March 2019

It’s been quite the month. But, as I write this, I have enjoyed a couple of days off and am actually thinking about gardening instead of working all the time. It’s heavenly. And maybe I’ll even read more books next month!

And, since it was Middle Grade March, it’s probably appropriate that my favorite was a middle grade book:

Smart, funny, and a whole lot of fun to read!

As for the rest:

Middle Grade:

Lost Rainforest: Mez’s Magic
Ben Braver and the Incredible Exploding Kid
Resistance
The Three Rules of Everyday Magic
Squint

Young Adult:

Field Notes on Love
The Last Voyage of Poe Blythe
Love, Hate & Other Filters

Adult:

Eternal Life
The Bookshop of Yesterdays (audio)

What was your favorite this month?

Monthly Round-Up: February 2019

Oh, what a month. I swear I’ve worked more this month (even though I’m stepping down!) than I have in a LONG time. That said, I did get some reading done. Some.

My favorite this month (no surprise):

Fascinating, imminently readable and just really really good.

As for the rest…

Middle Grade:

To Night Owl from Dogfish
The Lost Girls
Freya & Zoose
The Size of the Truth

Non-fiction:

Kitchen Yarns (audio)

Adult Fiction:

Where the Crawdads Sing (audio)

YA:

Finding Yvonne (audio)
Courting Darkness
The Poet X
Words on Bathroom Walls

Monthly Round-Up: January 2019

Okay, I hate January with a passion, but it kind of went fast. At least, fast-ish. Then again, I wasn’t deluged with frigid weather, and I watched the government shutdown from the sidelines. It definitely could have been worse.

I read a ton of good books this month, but this one surprised me with how much I enjoyed it:

It really was a delightful listen. As for the rest:

Middle Grade:

We’re Not From Here
Lety Out Loud

YA:

On the Come Up
The Moon Within
Unearthed
The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy

Graphic Novel:

The Witch Boy
The Hidden Witch

New Kid

Adult:

The Girls at 17 Swann Street

Non-fiction:

Sissy
Shout

What were some of your favorites this month?

Monthly Round-Up: December 2018

It was a super-heavy YA and speculative fiction month, but that was to be expected (because of the Cybils), but even the adult books I read were speculative fiction. I’m probably a little burned out of spec fic for a bit…

No favorites this month, since the Cybils shortlists will be announced on Sunday, and I’m putting up my best-of lists tomorrow!

YA:

LifeL1k3
The Agony House
Beneath the Citadel
Blanca & Roja
Dread Nation
Not Even Bones
Mirage
The Wicked Deep
Bruja Born
A Curse So Dark and Lonely
This Mortal Coil
The Wicked King
Beasts Made of Night
The November Girl
Pitch Dark
The Boneless Mercies
The Deceivers

Graphic Novels:

Bloom

Non-Fiction:

The New Farm (audio)

Adult Fiction:

Spinning Silver
Friday Black