Quarterly Roundup: Apr-Jun ’20

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?

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Can’t-Miss April Releases

Stuck at home virtually all of April? While I’m sure these aren’t the plans (or lack thereof) you had in mind, the silver lining is that so. many. books are being published this month. You surely won’t have a lack of new books to choose from, and that’s where I come in! Check out all of the books on my radar that are being published this month, and – if I may make a suggestion – put in a pre-order of your favorites at your most beloved independent bookstore!

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Quarterly Roundup: Oct-Dec ’19

2019 is gone (like, way gone – better late than never!), but the stories that I read in Q4 will stick with me for a long time. I had a slower reading quarter, which isn’t surprising given football season, holidays, and the general sense of laziness that comes with less daylight. I’ll be giving you all the info on the books I read in October, November, and December here, but don’t forget to take a peek at my favorite books of 2019, too!

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Favorite Books of 2019

2019 was the most amazing reading year of my life, far and away. In 2019, I started my book-dedicated Instagram account, @bookmarkedbya; I read over 100 books; I learned so much about myself, the world around me, and the endless ways that a story can be told. I read so many good books, and I’m so excited to share my favorites with you. From short stories to memoirs, I read it all, and I hope that this list will inspire you to pick up a great book in 2020!

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2019 Holiday Book Gifting Guide

The holidays are upon us, people! Can you believe the year has gone by so quickly? December will surely fly by, and you don’t want to find yourself gift-less at twilight on Christmas Eve. Fear not; I am here to help you with all of your book-related gifting needs! Find here the perfect gift for your social activist cousin, your amateur chef mother, your Insta-famous BFF, and everyone in between.

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Quarterly Roundup: July-Sep ’19

The days of sweltering heat are largely behind us, friends! I can see the sweaters and crisp mornings ahead, and I am SO excited. This quarter was a good one for me, filled with lots of new releases and some fantastic back-list titles. My reading slowed down a little, which is okay! I have no data to back this up, but I have a feeling that the cooler months are going to be the most productive for me, reading-wise. I had a great Q3 and I’m so excited to jump into the coziness of Q4!

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