June 2016 Book Brief

Reading stats for June 2016

Cut by Patricia McCormick
Real World by Natsuo Kirino
Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor
Being Jazz: My Life as a (Transgender) Teen by Jazz Jennings
The Rest of us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness
George by Alex Gino
Daring Greatly by Brene Brown
Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli
The Sunlight Pilgrims by Jenni Fagan

Total finished: 9
Owned: 4
Borrowed from library: 5
Fiction: 7
Non-Fiction: 2
LGBTQ Authors: 4 (Books w/LGBTQ characters: 6)
Women authors: 7
POC authors: 1
Audiobooks: 3
In translation: 1

Favorite: The Sunlight Pilgrims (I’ll be writing more about this one soon.)

May 2016 Book Brief

Reading stats for May 2016

Tiny Pretty Things by Sona Charaipotra & Dhonielle Clayton
Mosquitoland by David Arnold
Shrill by Lindy West
The Girls by Emma Cline

Total finished: 4
Owned: 3 (2 obtained from BEA)
Borrowed from library: 1
Women authors: 4
POC authors: 2
Audiobooks: 1

Favorite: The Girls is a major standout but I truly loved everything I read in May.

April Book Brief

Reading stats for April 2016:

Ghettoside: A True Story of Murder in America by Jill Leovy
People I Want to Punch in the Throat: Competitive Crafters, Drop-Off Despots, and Other Suburban Scourges by Jen Mann
A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara
No Mud No Lotus: The Art of Transforming Suffering by Thich Nhat Hanh
The Widow by Fiona Barton

Total: 5
Already owned: 2
Library books: 3
Audiobooks: 2
Women authors: 4
POC authors: 2
Books with subtitles: 3
Fiction: 3
Non-Fiction: 2

Favorite: I will be coming back to No Mud No Lotus for years to come.

February Book Brief

My reading stats for February 2016:

Mr. Splitfoot by Samantha Hunt
Citizen by Claudia Rankine
The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
Your Heart is a Muscle the Size of a Fist by Sunil Yapa
Brother by Ania Ahlborn

Total finished: 5
Already owned: 2
Bought to read immediately: 1
Audiobooks: 1
Women authors: 3
POC authors: 2

Favorite: Tough this month… it’s a strong tie between Mr. Splitfoot and Your Heart is a Muscle the Size of a Fist.

January Book Brief

Read in January:
Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl by Carrie Brownstein
Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
Wytches Vol. 1 by Scott Snyder
The Heart of the Buddha’s Teaching – Thich Nhat Hanh
We Need New Names by NoViolet Bulawayo
Ms. Marvel Vol. 4 by G. Willow Wilson
Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead
Bitch Planet Vol. 1 – Kelly Sue DeConnick
Z for Zachariah by Robert O’Brien

Favorite: We Need New Names

Books completed: 9
Graphic novels: 3
Audio books: 3
Women authors: 5
POC authors: 2
Books read from my own shelf: 3