Reading Railroad: October’s Reading

Stack of Catherynne M. Valente Books

I’m late posting this because I’ve had a lot of grading to do! (SO MUCH. HELP ME.) I still have a lot of grading, but that’s probably going to be my entire November and at some point I need to stop and talk about books! Because books are more awesome than grading. Always. Despite the … Read moreReading Railroad: October’s Reading

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: August’s Reading

A Bookshelf of Writing Books

You may have noticed that I haven’t been posting as much lately. With 3 jobs, a baby on the way, and wanting to finish up my novel by the end of the year, I’ve had to cut down on my blogging. But I do hope to blog more in the future, and I’ll keep posting … Read moreReading Railroad: August’s Reading

Reading Railroad: June’s Reading

Shelves of fairy tale books.

I only read 5 books in June, wah wah wah. I read 11 in May, so maybe it evens out? I’ll have to do better in July. Novels Mama Day by Gloria Naylor. Published 1989. A really mixed read for me. On the one hand, Naylor writes a wonderful, hilarious character in Mama Day, a … Read moreReading Railroad: June’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: February’s Reading

Shelves of fairy tale books.

This may be my slowest reading month ever. Due to my hospital visit in January, I became super behind on work, so I didn’t read as much as I normally do. I did finish 5 books in all; surprisingly, not a single novel. Fairytale Collections One Thousand and One Nights: A Retelling by Hanan Al-Shaykh. Published in 2013. In … Read moreReading Railroad: February’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

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

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