Reading Railroad: September’s Reading

Image of an open book lying on a bed

I read a lot of excellent books in September! From fairy tales to dragons to apocalypse to feminism, I read a little bit of everything, and most of it was a blast. While still behind on my reading goal, I’m hopeful I can catch up by the end of the year. I read 7 books … Read moreReading Railroad: September’s Reading

Reading Railroad: July’s Reading

Book cover of Women Who Read are Dangerous

I read 8 books in July, and so many were good!  5/8 are 2017 releases. One book made it to my favorites’ list. And dystopias are definitely in right now; 3 out of 5 of the novels were dystopian, and 2 of those came out this year. But I like a good dystopia. Novels When … Read moreReading Railroad: July’s Reading

Reading Railroad: May’s Reading

Collection of books read in May 2017

I read 11 books in May! That’s a ton for me. And 5 of them were released in 2017. Novels Exit West by Mohsin Hamid. Published March 7th 2017.  Wow. This is such an amazing book. It will probably end up on my end of the year favorites. In an undisclosed war torn country (I … Read moreReading Railroad: May’s Reading

Reading Railroad: April’s Reading

Everything I read in April! 6 books total. Novels The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey. Published in 2012. A childless couple, Mable and Jack, move to Alaska after a terrible heartache, hoping to make a new life for themselves. On one wintry evening they build a snow child, and the next day a real child … Read moreReading Railroad: April’s Reading

Reading Railroad: March’s Reading

Everything I read in March! 7 books total. Novels Midnight Robber by Nalo Hopkinson. Published in 2000. A Caribbean, carnival, multi-dimensional space travel science fiction novel that deals with abuse, rape, marginalization, colonization, and othering. Seem like a lot? It really is. A young Tan-Tan pretends she’s the Robber Queen — a carnival rogue — … Read moreReading Railroad: March’s Reading

Reading Railroad: January’s Reading

At the beginning of the year, I decided I would cut down on my reading so I could write more. And then I read 10 books in January — oops! Oh well. Professional writers are always saying writers needs to read a lot. 🙂 Novels Alif the Unseen by G. Willow Wilson. Published in 2012. Adult … Read moreReading Railroad: January’s Reading

6 Feminist Reads for Trump’s Term

I took the image above in Nashville, TN during the Women’s March Saturday, January 21st. As always, when something bothers me, I read. And write. So here are 6 recommendations for feminist books to read during Trump’s term. Read, talk, argue, and be heard! 1. The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood A dystopian novel where … Read more6 Feminist Reads for Trump’s Term

Reading Railroad: December’s Reading

Here’s everything I read in December: 4 novels, 1 memoir, 1 short story collection, and 10 individual short stories. Novels The Blazing World by Margaret Cavendish. Published in 1666. Feminist Utopian. This is considered the first science fiction novel written by a woman. As such, I expected it to be a little more exciting, but I … Read moreReading Railroad: December’s Reading

2016 Favorite Novels and Reading Stats

I exceeded my expectations in 2016 and read a total of 105 books (goal was 100). Yay! Before I list my favorites, here are some stats, for those interested: 70% women writers, 35% men writers (overlap due to some collections having multiple editors) 25% people of color writers (aiming for 33%) Longest book Middlemarch by George … Read more2016 Favorite Novels and Reading Stats

Book Gift Ideas for Reading Fiends

Last week I wrote about non-book gift ideas for book lovers, so this week I’ll give some book ideas, because what else is there to want? But if they read a ton, it can be difficult to know which books to buy. Here are some ideas. New Releases. Do they buy most of their books used? … Read moreBook Gift Ideas for Reading Fiends

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