February TBR, Challenges, and Readathons

January was my first month reading from my very highly structured TBR and it worked pretty well! Out of the 8 books on my January TBR, I ended up finishing 4 of them, and I’m currently reading a 5th. As always, I deviated slightly from my TBR occasionally this month, but I’m very content with reading 5/8.

I’m slightly nervous for my TBR this month, especially since February is the shortest month, but with so many great challenges this month I’m very excited to read more!

I’ve set this post up with the book, a simplified summary from Goodreads, and a short note about the book. Cover photos are linked to their Goodreads page!

TBR Jar:

Girls & Sex by Peggy Orenstein (own)

Girls & Sex: Navigating the Complicated New Landscape

With casual hookups and campus rape relentlessly in the news, parents can be forgiven for feeling anxious about their young daughters. They’re also fearful about opening up a dialog. Not Orenstein. Orenstein spoke to psychologists, academics, and other experts in the field and yes, 70 young women, to offer an in-depth picture of β€œgirls and sex” today.

I bought this at my library’s used booksale without knowing much about it. It has a pretty high rating on Goodreads, but there’s also some disappointing reviews with how Orenstein handles LGBTQ  women so I’ve been hesitant to read this. Even if I don’t get around to reading it this month, I’d still be okay if I have to unhaul this one.  Continue reading “February TBR, Challenges, and Readathons”

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December Wrap-Up: Wrapping up the year with some powerful and enjoyable reads

Books Bought:

  • Good and Mad by Rebecca Traister
  • A Heart in a Body in the World by Deb Caletti
  • Always Never Yours by Emily Wibberley and Austin Siegemund-Broka
  • One Day in December by Josie Silver
  • The Far Field by Madhuri Vijay
  • Eloquent Rage by Brittney Cooper
  • Becoming by Michelle Obama
  • The Cruel Prince by Holly Black
  • Hamlet by William Shakespeare
  • A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
  • Six of Crows collector’s edition by Leigh Bardugo

Books Read:

  • Fake Blood by Whitney Gardner
  • Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi
  • The Radium Girls by Kate Moore
  • Into the Water by Paula Hawkins
  • Good and Mad by Rebecca Traister
  • Love Works by Janice Mirikitani
  • I’m Still Here by Austin Channing Brown
  • Exit West by Mohsin Hamid
  • Circe by Madeline Miller
  • The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen
  • Horimiya vol. 8 by Hero and Daisuke Hagiwara
  • George by Alex Gino
  • A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
  • Sister Outsider by Audre Lorde
  • The Cruel Prince by Holly Black

Out of the 11 books I received this month I read THREE of them which is a record for me! Usually I don’t read the books I buy until many months later πŸ˜…

I wasn’t planning on buying this many books this month after my colossal book haul in November, but it kind of just happened. Every month after making my TBR I decide which books I’m going to buy and which books I’m going to borrow, but I had a few books I had been putting off buying so I just went out and bought all of the books I still wanted to so I would have a clean slate for the new year.Β  Continue reading “December Wrap-Up: Wrapping up the year with some powerful and enjoyable reads”