Books to Read if You Like Wonder Woman

Wonder Woman

This is a repost. I originally published this article for Book Riot. My introduction to Wonder Woman was the animated Justice League TV series. She was my hero. I mean, she’s such a badass in that show, constantly swooping in and flying a grumpy Batman around. Should I confess to having dreams where I’m Wonder Woman, flying … Read moreBooks to Read if You Like Wonder Woman

Best Books of the Year…So Far

Image of my Bookshelves

Wow, halfway through the year already! I’m a little behind on my reading goal of 100 books; so far, I’ve read 45. However, that’s not a big enough gap for me to worry. I think I’ll still make my goal. Also, I’ve only given 2 books 5 stars this year! By the end of last … Read moreBest Books of the Year…So Far

Shorts on a Theme: The End of the World

I’m not sure why I enjoy reading end of the world scenarios so much, but they’re one of my favorite sub-genres. I mean, I just took an hour walk outside admiring the springtime green, my neighborhood’s lovely flowers, the birds singing, and what do I do when I get home? Decide to write a post recommending … Read moreShorts on a Theme: The End of the World

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

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

Favorite Short Stories of 2016

This almost seems impossible, but I read around 150 short stories in 2016. It’s my first year keeping track, and I was really surprised by how many I read! I read short stories in a variety of formats: in collections by individual authors; in edited collections with multiple authors; I have a subscription to Uncanny … Read moreFavorite Short Stories of 2016

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

Reading Railroad: November’s Reading

Everything I read in November. I’m a week late posting this, but I wanted to post about holiday gift ideas first (which you can find here and here). Novels The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss. Published in 2008. Epic Fantasy. This novel probably needs no introduction, and is easily the book that’s been recommended to … Read moreReading Railroad: November’s Reading

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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