Quarterly Roundup: Jul’-Sep’ 20

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!

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My Year of Rest and Relaxation: August Book Club by A Resources

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!

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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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