I moved again, and plunged into a pretty back reading slump because of it, hence the long absence.
Bookshelves or no my book buying has not let up in the slightest. Book buying is stress relief. Book buying is adventuring. I refuse to stop. You can’t make me. Fight me.
1. Call the Midwife by Jennifer Worth: This is the memoir of Jenny Worth, a midwife in London’s East End during the 1960’s. I impulse bought this from Book Depository early in the month after I binge watched the BBC adaptation not realizing it had been based off of a book.
2. The Handmaids Tale by Margaret Atwood: This should be obvious, the show is blowing up all of my feeds everywhere and I want in. This was also a part of that Book Depository haul; funnily enough they were the last ones I received last night.
3.Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon: I have been wanting to read this book since it came out, and since The Sun is Also a Star has been popular it’s been more like a need. For one reason or another I just haven’t picked it up until I found it the other day at a local record shop. Shop small and all that.
4. Just Like a Caucasian by Odera O’Gonuwe: This was an impulse buy that i stumble upon on Instagram. You can find the author and her book here. I like to support an indie author so ‘m super excited to read and review this one!
5. Infant Massage by Vimala McClure: I found this in the Little Free Library. I’m studying a variety of birth work and infant care so I figured I’d check this out and see what’s up; i haven’t looked up any reviews on it yet so I don’t know if it’s a good resource or not.
6. The Souls of Black Folk by W.E.B. Du Bois: Also a Little Free Library find that I’ve always kind of wanted to check out and have in my library.
Only six books but that’s six times as many books as I’ve started in the last two months I WILL finish this anthology though, and then I will chip away at this stack of new reads ❤
Am I the only one who thinks 2016 is a sentient entity that derives pleasure from our continued cried for mercy? Because I would put money on that being the case.
Regardless of the shit show the last 12 months have been for everyone all across the world this year, in my little corner of reality goals have been met and I’m proud of myself. I met my reading goal, won NaNoWriMo, and finally jumped on the Bookstagram bandwagon. This is going to be a quick wrap up of my reading year. That means numbers so I made graphs! Fun fact: I fucking live graphs.
In 2016 I read:
Genres I read:
As for my writing; this year I won Nanowrimo and am about 80% of the way through the first draft of my novel as of this writing!
Goals for next year:
Read 75 books or short stories
Complete a “polished” draft of/finish my novel
Begin posting to YouTube again
Read Harry Potter and LotR
Do a month TBR jar reading challenge
Do a weekly short story writing challenge
That list is way more confident than it should be. Wish me luck and happy end of 2016!!
November was a hell of a month wasn’t it? At least for me; Nanowrimo, 3 jobs, looking for a new place to live, trying to read 10 books! I over estimate my abilities sometimes! In terms of bookish accomplishments I “won” Nanowrimo, and read 7 books. I count this as an accomplishment even though 1 of those “books” was a Ray Bradbury short, I think it evens out since 2 of the books were counted as 1. Anyway. Onwards and forwards!
MY HAUL! I hauled a good but in November though a lot of those are gifts for my nephews for myself I snagged 9 books! This doesn’t include books I ordered in November and won’t get until December.
Island of The Blue Dolphins by Scott O’Dell: I had a fully illustrated hardcover of this growing up and I have no idea what became of it. I bit the bullet and snagged another!