Book Review

This Year in Reading…

I have been meaning to write this post for awhile (since June actually), but I haven’t gotten around to it till now. I wanted to discuss what I’ve been reading this year.

Here’s a list of the books I’ve read so far this year:

  • 1.Chistmas Cake Murder
  • 2. The Gate Thief
  • 3. Origin
  • 4. The Gatefather
  • 5. Dark Matter
  • 6. Hocus Pocus + Sequel
  • 7. Mortal Engines
  • 8. Beautiful Creatures
  • 9. Early Riser
  • 10. DuckTales: Treasure Trove
  • 11. And Then There Were None
  • 12. The Dark is Rising
  • 13. The Mists of Avalon
  • 14. Jem: The Outrageous Collection
  • 15. The Roller Birds of Rampur
  • 16. Bridget Jones Diary
  • 17. Symptoms of Being Human
  • 18. Waiting to Exhale
  • 19. Soul Music
  • 20. Swordbird
  • 21. Ararat
  • 22. The Mermaid
  • 23. The Dreaming Volume 1
  • 24. The Book of Speculation
  • 25. The Girl in Red
  • 26. Artemis Fowl
  • 27. The Hunger

As you can see, I read a variety of things. This year I’ve read some young adult fiction, graphic novels, a couple of thrillers, some sci-fi / fantasy, and even an Agatha Christie classic. I try to read from a variety of genres because I tend to not get bored that way or hit reading slumps too hard.

I just wanted to mention briefly some of the highlights of my reading year so far.

  1. Symptoms of Being Human
  2. Dark Matter
  3. The Book of Speculation

The first because it’s an important book for right now in our society. It challenges the notion that gender is binary. I feel everyone needs to read this book now, with an open mind, and really let it sink in.

The second book because it is smart sci-fi (which is my favorite genre to read). It’s not about space or aliens, but about parallel universes, and the chaos that would ensue if we could travel between them. I could not put this one down when I started. Highly recommend!

The third because I bought it on the discount book shelf and didn’t expect it to be as great as it was. It’s about a family and their neighbors and how their lives are all intertwined in ways even they don’t understand. There are mermaids and carnies and a house falling into the ocean. Seriously, great read.

Anyway, I just wanted to touch on a few of these. Happy reading and writing this month!!

One of my book shelves…

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