Not sure about y’all but I had an AWESOME January. 9 books read! But I really slacked on reviews, because… reasons. I don’t know, not motivated to write them at the moment I guess. Anyways, I’m hoping to keep the momentum going on February.
- Retribution Falls by Chris Wooding – I’m really looking forward to re-reading this for the “Read a book you’ve read before” task for the 2017 Read Harder Challenge. It’s been about 4 years since I read the Ketty Jay series.
- Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Sex and Science by Mary Roach – This is the Mary Roach I’ve been looking forward to the most.
- We Love You, Charlie Freeman by Kaitlyn Greenridge – Something about a black family that agrees to live with a chimp and teach it sign language? I’ve had this on my radar for a while because I heard it was good, and since it’s on the Tournament of Books shortlist I figured now is a good time to read it.
- I Contain Multitudes: The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life by Ed Yong – More science! I picked this book out as my 1 year wedding anniversary present (paper) and I’m psyched to dig into it.
- Are You An Echo? The Lost Poetry of Misuzu Kaneko by David Jacobson, Sally Ito, and Michiko Tsuboi – Poetry in translation about a theme other than love! This is one of the super specific tasks on the 2017 Read Harder Challenge, and I’m going to read kids books for it.
- A Movie in My Pillow by Jorge Argueta – Same task, and this one specifically focuses on the author’s immigrant experience so it’s timely as well.
- Fables: Volume 14 by Bill Willingham and Mark Buckingham – After this I’ll need to order the next few volumes! I bet I can finish the series this year.
- Invisible Man, Got the Whole World Watching by Mychal Denzel Smith – I can’t believe I didn’t get to read this last year! But I have it waiting on my Kindle for me now, so it’s time.
- Binti: Home by Nnedi Okorafor – The sequel to Binti just came out! Yay!
Alright, hopefully I’m not being too ambitious but I’m really psyched about all of these! And I have a 4-day weekend at the end of the month, so if I’m behind I can use that time to read a whole bunch. OH and I’ll probably be re-reading The Autobiography of Malcolm X this month too, for the Social Justice Book Club. Is there anything on your radar in February?