It’s the end of another month already. Can you believe it? That makes this the last Reading Recap of 2016, so let’s do it! Here’s what I read in December.
These Vicious Masks by Tarun Shanker and Kelly Zekas
I wrote a very glowing review of this book for the blog, so it’s already established that I loved this book. It’s billed as X-Men meets Jane Austen and that’s beautifully accurate. The sequel, These Ruthless Deeds comes out in 2017 and I’m on the edge of my seat.
You can read my full review of These Vicious Masks here.
Swamp Songs by Sheryl St. Germain
This was my final reading assignment for my Readings in Creative Nonfiction course. It’s a memoir collection written by my professor, Sheryl St. Germain, rooted in the place of her childhood home in Louisiana.
This is a series of essays that are (mostly) related to living without kids and the way people are determined to convince you to have them. Right up my alley and ringing all my bells.
You can read my full review of I Can Barely Take Care of Myself here.
Tell Me Again How a Crush Should Feel by Sara Farizan
This was a recommendation from my good friend Nicki, who has been telling me to read Farizan for a long while now. It’s a story about a girl who knows she’s gay but is trying to keep it under wraps while she deals with high school–until she winds up with a crush and things get complicated.
My (Not So) Perfect Life by Sophie Kinsella
This was an ARC through NetGalley that I flew through in a day of sipping coffee at Panera. It’s everything you hope for out of a writer like Sophie Kinsella–rom-com esque antics that had me gripped all the way to the end. It has sort of a Devil Wears Prada vibe at first, but definitely takes its own route in the end.
You can read my full review of My (Not So) Perfect Life here.
Superfandom by Zoe Fraade-Blanar and
This was another eGalley from NetGalley. The book is a look at fandoms and fan culture and their relationships to the brands (“fan objects”) themselves. I was surprised by the breadth of fandoms this book covered, from Disney to Nutella and everything in between. There was a lot of interesting, new information in here that I really enjoyed.
See my full review of Superfandom here.
All Grown Up by Jamie Attenburg
I can’t wait for you all to see my full review of this book, which I received as an ARC. This one found a perfect fit in me as a reader, and I enjoyed it immensely! It’s a story about a 39 year old single, childless woman just living her life and the ways in which she comes up against expectations for what her life ought to look like.
Look out for my full review of All Grown Up in January!
So this month I read a total of 7 books. I definitely got some quality reading done, as I enjoyed each of these books a great deal. Hard to believe that the next time I hit you all with a Reading Recap, it’ll be 2017! Happy New Year, ya’ll!