I've never done a quarterly wrap up - though I'd like to keep doing quarterly check ins to help keep me on track for my goals - so w are winging it. And this will be a bit more cluttered, hopefully, then future ones since I also haven't been doing monthly wrap ups and want to talk about what I read. (If you just want to see my goal updates, jump to the bottom, will be bolded)
- Crush by Richard Siken (??)
- The Screaming Staircase (Lockwood & Co #1) by Jonathan Stroud (3.5/5)
- The Virgin by Tiffany Reisz (5/5)
- Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli (5/5)
- Sex Object by Jessica Valenti (4/5)
- The Summer Palace by C.S. Pacat (4/5)
- The Secret Lives of Rockstars by Suzanne Lazear (5/5)
- The Queen by Tiffany Reisz (5/5)
- The Melody of You and Me by M. Hollis (3/5)
- Heir of Fire (ToG #3) by Sarah J Maas (2.5/5)
- The Assassin's Blade (ToG #0) by Sarah Maas (2/5)
- Queen of Shadows (ToG #4) by Sarah J Maas (2/5)
- Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo (5/5)
- Binti by Nnedi Okorafor (4.5/5)
- Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo (5/5)
- The Ballad of Black Tom by Victor LaValle (4/5)
- Inside Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai (5/5)
- My Year of Epic Rock by Andrea Pyros (4/5)
- Rebel Belle by Rachel Hawkins (3/5)
- Snapshot by Brandon Sanderson (4/5)
- The Confessions by Tiffany Reisz (5/5)
- Defying Convention by Cecil Wilde (5/5)
- Queens of Geek by Jen Wilde (5/5)
- Daughter of the Blood (Black Jewels #1) by Anne Bishop (5/5)
- Adulthood is a Myth by Sarah Anderson (4/5)
- El Deafo by Cece Bell (4/5)
- Lumberjanes, Volume 4: Band Together by Noelle Stevenson, + (5/5)
Mini book talk:
Alright so I read some fantastic books - and also reread, with the Tiffany Reisz and accidentally rereading Six of Crows duology - and so I can't talk about them all here. I normally highlight a few, though, in monthly wraps up and I want to this time so I'm not mentioning rereads (I love them both, all the trigger warning for Reisz' Original Sinners series).
Binti I still don't know what to make of it because it took so many turns I did not expect? Like oh this is going to be a nice - nope, nope it's not, hello. However, I really enjoyed it? It was different and fresh and really damn interesting.
Sex Object i picked up on a whim because I'd heard it mentioned on, I believe, the book riot podcast. And it surprised me so much because it was so much different then what I expected? It was so raw and honest, and I have so much respect for her putting all of that out into the public. Holy shit.
Both Inside Out and Back Again? More the first I think just because I listened/read it more in one go, and I had a lot of feelings.
Queens of Geek and The Secret Lives of Rockstars are both things I want to go back and read already - I might with the second one just cause. And Defying Convention was so god damn cute, honestly, highly recommended for the cute.
Goal UpdatesI read 24 books in the first quarter of the year, 3 graphic novels. Pretty much on track for 100 books for the year
#DiversityBingo2017 - so far I've read 7 (well 8 as I'm typing this but shhh) towards this. Not as many as I would of liked but more then I expected since I haven't been paying much attention since the end of January because health reasons. I'm going to try and make a bigger effort to make sure I'm reading books for the categories I probably won't hit naturally, which are only a handful but I don't want to worry about them.
Overall I'm pretty much on track to read 100 books in the year like I wanted, though I'd really like to read more graphic novels because I've only read three so far? How? I have so many I haven't read yet and want to, and so many coming out that I want to get to.
I haven't finished any series yet this year - have actually started series, but I know it's never going to end - but now that hopefully my health will even out, once again, I can stay more focused on that. It isn't as important to me, though, as the diversity goals and just reading in general.