Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Reading // December 2018

These are getting easier to remember... Yay.

books read:
~ Giant Days vol. 1 by John Allison, Lissa Treiman, and Whitney Cogar
~ Flying Witch vol. 1 by Chihiro Ishizuka and Melissa Tanaka
~ Goldie Vance vol. 1 by Hope Larson and Brittney Williams
~ Giant Days vol. 2 by John Allison, Lissa Treiman, and Whitney Cogar
~ Giant Day vol. 3 by John Allison, Lissa Treiman, and Whitney Cogar
~ Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke
~ Queer Eye by Antoni Porowski, Tan France, Jonathan Van Ness, Bobby Berk, and Karamo Brown (review)
~ The Willful Princes and the Piebald Prince (Realms of the Elderlings #0.5) by Robin Hobb (Elderlings Challenge)
~ The Bullet Journal Method by Ryder Carroll (review)
~ Hot Winter Nights (Heartbreaker Bay #6) by Jill Shalvis
~ Jog On by Bella Mackie (review)
~ All Systems Red (The Murderbot Diaries # 1) by Martha Wells
~ Legend of Korra, Turf Wars vol. 1 by Michael Dante DiMartino and Irene Koh
~ Legend of Korra, Turf Wars vol. 2 by Michael Dante DiMartino and Irene Koh
~ Winter by Ali Smith
~ The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang
~ The Pleasure of Reading edited by Antonia Fraser
~ The Druid Plant Oracle Companion Book
~ Awakening the Buddha Within by Lama Surya Das (reread)

currently reading:
~ City of Brass by S. A. Chakraborty (reread)
~ An Orchestra of Minorities by Chigozie Obioma (review)
~ The Ruin of Kings (A Chorus of Dragons #1) by Jenn Lyons (review)

I set a tentative goal this month of reading 20 things - and I got to 19. Pretty darn happy with that, honestly. And I got to read a lot of graphic novels, too, which is awesome. Let's talk about those first.

I have recently become a member of yet another library system, making it four or so now in the counting? And this one has a great collection of graphic novels and comics, so I am living it up. Giant Days was quite good, but not really 'wow factor' for me. Flying Witch was adorable and I loved reading it - I hope to read more sometime! Goldie Vance was flipping awesome, and of course I adore Korra and want to gobble anything up that involves Korrasami - give me all of the queer graphic novels!! I think my favourite out of all of them would be Flying Witch, though, as it just gave me such lovely, cozy vibes.

Only a couple of review books this month - I just wasn't really feeling like reading a lot of the review books I have, which bothered me initially, but then I realised I just needed to go with the flow and read what I wanted to, and things started to flow pretty well from there. I am back on reading review books atm - with a cheeky reread thrown in for good measure! - and it's going slowly, but well. I'm trying to keep up with posting something to my blog at least once a week, but I have been feeling a little disillusioned about it all so we shall see how I go. Hopefully some more posts next year and maybe some new things! Having an ARC copy of An Orchestra of Minorities is making me feel like I'm turning over a new leaf with my reading, though, which makes me joyful.

Favourites out of the others? Well, definitely The Druid Plant Oracle Companion Book, as it came with the deck and was a wonderful Christmas gift from my brother - I loved reading through all the descriptions and learning about applications of plants throughout the ages. So fascinating! I also loved every minute that I spent with Winter by Ali Smith - it really blew me away and now I want my own copy. Eagerly awaiting Spring, which should come out in March sometime.

There are also some books coming out in 2019 that I am seriously excited for - would people be interested in a post on that? Do let me know.

What have you been reading? Anything that has blown you away? I'd love to hear from you in the comments.

Love to all who read.

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