How is it still 2020, y’all?? This has been the longest year of my life, and my reading isn’t really reflecting that! I’m on track to read less than I did last year – which is fine. I really want to prioritize reading the books that I want to read. I feel like I was on autopilot during Q3, and I’m not 100% thrilled with my reading choices. That said, I read some amazing books and can’t wait to hear what you thought about them, too!Continue reading “Quarterly Roundup: Jul’-Sep’ 20”
Ottessa Moshfegh‘s award-winning novel, My Year of Rest and Relaxation, is the Book Club by A pick for the month of July! I personally absolutely loved this curious novel, and I can’t wait to discuss it with all of you over at @bookmarkedbya. And be sure to check out the resources below to learn a bit more about Ottessa and her newest novel!Continue reading “My Year of Rest and Relaxation: August Book Club by A Resources”
Elizabeth Acevedo’s third work of fiction, Clap When You Land, is the Book Club by A pick for the month of July, and I’m so excited to dig deeper into Acevedo’s work through resources and reviews below, as well as discussion with fellow readers at @bookmarkedbya. Let’s dig in!Continue reading “Clap When You Land: July Book Club by A Resources”
This hot mess of a year is already halfway over, and I can’t say I’m feeling nostalgic for the first half of it. The good thing about the year so far is that I’ve read so many amazing books. I’ve painstakingly and painfully (it was very hard) narrowed down the 49 books I read in the first half of 2020 to my top ten! Without further ado –Continue reading “2020 Halfway Top Ten”
I don’t even know how to talk about the second quarter of 2020 without acknowledging the injustice happening in our world. In this three-month period, we saw senseless death at the hands of both Anti-Black police brutality and racism and COVID-19. Reading has been both a tool for education and a vehicle for joy during this quarter. I have committed to further diversifying my bookshelf and to prioritizing books by Black and IPOC authors in my everyday reading life. How about you?Continue reading “Quarterly Roundup: Apr-Jun ’20”
Frances Cha’s debut novel, If I Had Your Face, is the Book Club by A pick for the month of June, and I was thrilled to have the opportunity to connect with her and ask her some of my burning questions after reading her fantastic novel!Continue reading “Q&A with Frances Cha, Author of If I Had Your Face”
I haven’t been great during the month of June at sharing my book mail over on @bookmarkedbya on Instagram, so here comes a major roundup – complete with synopses – to make up for that! Check out the titles I’ve received from publishers lately + let me know if any are on your TBR.Continue reading “Major June Bookmail Roundup”
Mary Pauline Lowry’s The Roxy Letters is the hilarious, wonderfully weird story of an Austin, Texas-native 20-something with big plans to become an artist and take down the Lululemon that’s replaced her favorite local video store – if only she can find the motivation.
Thanks to Simon Books for the free book!Continue reading “The Roxy Letters: Mary Pauline Lowry”
Andy Greene’s The Office: The Untold Story of the Greatest Sitcom of the 2000s: An Oral History is an interesting oral history of the inception and filming of nine seasons of a beloved sitcom.
Thanks to Dutton for the free book!Continue reading “The Office: Andy Greene”