I am planning on stepping up my reading for the remainder of the year; we’ll see if I can reach my goals.
I have joined The Classics Club and created a list of classics – of course – written by womxn, BIWOC, GNC, etc. to read but it means I need to complete two more books each month to stay on track! Check out my list. I start reading my first two selections this month.
So here’s my bookish August!
- Before She Sleeps by Bina Shah – Read my review!
- You Have the Right to Remain Fat by Virgie Tovar – Read my review!
- The Teacher, the Seamstress and the Pianist by Ogenna Ojukwu – Review coming soon!
I listened to one audiobook:
- Born a Crime by Trevor Noah – Didn’t post a review on my site but LOVED it.
I wrote four book reviews for my site:
- Chula’s Colombia: A Review of Ingrid Rojas Contreras’ FRUIT OF THE DRUNKEN TREE
- Camille Perri’s WHEN KATIE MET CASSIDY: A Brief Review
- From Reluctance to Rebellion: A Review of Bina Shah’s BEFORE SHE SLEEPS
- F*ck Your Fatphobia. A Review of Virgie Tovar’s YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN FAT.
I also had two reviews published in the latest Resources for Gender and Women’s Studies: A Feminist Review (v. 39, no. 1):
- Routledge International Handbook of Race, Class, and Gender edited by Shirley A. Jackson
- Prostitution Research in Context: Methodology, Representation and Power edited by Marlene Spanger and May-Len Skilbrei
- July 2018 Wrap Up
- Classic Reads for the Rest of Us – My list of 100 class books to read in five years as part of The Classics Club!
- New Reads for the Rest of Us – September 2018 Releases
This month I watched HBO’s Sharp Objects which – do I have to tell you?! – is AMAZING. Partway through I was wondering why I didn’t read the book first! I had read Gone Girl and didn’t love it, that’s why. But I have since heard that Sharp Objects was better than Gone Girl. Oh well, you can’t read ’em all.
August’s Book Haul:
- Pretend We Live Here by Genevieve Hudson (signed hardcover, purchased from publisher)
- Hunting Party by Agnès Desarthe (from publisher)
- When Morning Comes by Arushi Rainer (from publisher)
- My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite (from NetGalley)
- The Storyteller’s Secret by Sejal Bedani (complimentary from Amazon)
- Lesbian Pulp Fiction: The Sexually Intrepid World of Lesbian Paperback Novels 1950-1965 by Katherine Forrest (purchased)
- Born a Crime by Trevor Noah (Audible purchase)
- LOTS of books from my Classic Reads for the Rest of Us book list purchased used or for Kindle!
Here’s a look ahead to September!
Books in Progress:
- My Mother. Barack Obama. Donald Trump. And the Last Stand of the Angry White Man. by Kevin Powell
- Ponti by Sharlene Teo
- Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi (audiobook)
- The Pillow Book of Sei Shonagon by Sei Shonagon (Classics Club read #1)
- A Vindication of the Rights of Woman by Mary Wollstonecraft (Classics Club read #2)
- Washington Black by Esi Edugyan
- When Morning Comes by Arushi Rainer
TBW (To Be Written):
- Review of The Teacher, the Seamstress and the Pianist by Ogenna Ojukwu
- Review of My Mother. Barack Obama. Donald Trump. And the Last Stand of the Angry White Man. by Kevin Powell
- Review of Ponti by Sharlene Teo
- Review of The Pillow Book of Sei Shonagon by Sei Shonagon (Classics Club read #1)
- Review of Washington Black by Esi Edugyan
- New Reads for the Rest of Us – October 2018
- September 2018 Wrap Up
What are your September reading and writing plans??
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