december rewind \\ holly jolly

Did December just fly by for anyone else? I honestly don’t know where this month went or mostly what I did during it. I think I was just so busy at work and the holidays happened that it all just feels like a blur, and now…it’s basically the end of a whole DECADE. Like…what????

 

what happened

  • Honestly what did even happen?
  • I went to work and did a lot of stuff there.
  • yeah basically I Went to Work.
  • OH WAIT I came out on Facebook. Totally forgot that happened already. I decided I want to be known in my personal life as Mel and wrote what I thought was a very succinct post on my gender identity. So far everyone has been super respectful about it and all my friends and especially family are trying their best. Shout out to my parents who are trying so hard to use my new name and pronouns <3 <3 My next step is to come out at work and I’m feeling a lot less nervous about it based on people’s responses so far.
  • I made goals for the new year. I tried to focus on reasonable, attainable goals that wouldn’t involve drastically changing different parts of myself or my body. I think I did a pretty good job with that. I also had a lot more positive goals where my career was concerned. If you’re interested, click here for my reading & blogging goals of 2020 and here for my personal/other goals.
  • I went home for the holidays. I visited my boyfriend’s parents for Hannukah and my parents for Christmas. I got very delicious latkes and also very delicious roast beef. My uncle was there too, and he even used my preferred name and I was super pleasantly surprised. My mom even got me a bunch of stuff from my witchy wish list, and I now have a new tarot deck and the Spirit Cats oracle deck. I just felt so accepted and loved and it was really nice to go home.
  • I bought a car?!?!?! I did a Very Adult Thing and got a new car. My old car is about 18 years old and on its last legs, so it was definitely time to get a new car. I just knew if I kept pouring money into maintenance on a car I knew I wasn’t going to keep that I wouldn’t be happy, so I made the decision to get a new one!

 

what i read

This was another extremely light reading month and I only read two books. Technically, I only read one new books, because THE HAZEL WOOD was a reread/reskim, and that was just so I could read THE NIGHT COUNTRY because I didn’t quite remember how everything had ended up going down in the first book. I enjoyed rereading THW, but was disappointed in THE NIGHT COUNTRY and found it lackluster, which was sad because it was one of my most anticipated reads.

I also started quite a few books after THE NIGHT COUNTRY, but really couldn’t decide what I was in the mood for, but am now reading SONG OF THE CRIMSON FLOWER by the illustrious Julie C. Dao, who wrote one of my all-time favorite books, FOREST OF A THOUSAND LANTERNS. It was also one of my three Book of the Month picks for December, and I really need to catch up on those because I already have 5 and have read approximately 0 of them and my subscription just renewed for January *screams with anxiety**

 

blogging life

I also did something super exciting in December on the blog, which was my announcement of the readathon I am hosting for all of 2020, the HERE & QUEERATHON, which you can read more about and find the sign up form here. It is a readathon focusing on reading books written by queer authors. I thought about doing just books with queer representation, but since I’m including backlist titles for this challenge, I realized that could allow people to to read a lot of really problematic and triggering books (think LUNA), which would defeat the purpose of the challenge. So, I decided just to focus on books written by queer authors. Additionally, I really wanted to focus on lifting up queer voices, especially after the J. K. Rowling drama that recently unfolded, and I think it’s really important to lift up queer voices in general.

 

around the blogosphere

I actually blog hopped this month, which means I can feature all your cool posts! Woohoo!

  • Vanessa wrote a post I really relate to as a fellow non-romance reader about why she likes romances
  • Kay wrote a rant review of I BELIEVE IN A THING CALLED LOVE that I really enjoyed reading despite my love of the book
  • Rebecca wrote a helpful list of 7 romances she can’t wait for in 2020
  • Caro announced the Out of Your Comfort Zone reading challenge
  • Elizabeth compared her expectations of her most anticipated 2019 reads to how she actually felt about them
  • Kal posted her magical Book Blogger Spreadsheet for 2020

 

my favorite posts from the blog

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other goals for 2020

This year, I decided to separate my reading goals from my personal goals on the blog, so now you will get to see my personal/other goals for 2020.

financial & career

  • Keep track of my spending. I did this for a month for the Artist’s Way, but I feel like I need to do it for longer and more accurately, because I really want to get an idea of where my money goes and how I feel about my spending and see if it lines up with my real priorities.
  • Find a budgeting method that works for me. I’ve tried a couple methods of and apps for budgeting, but haven’t found one that works for me. Once I have a good handle on my spending habits, I think I’ll be able to better know what type of budgeting works best for me.
  • Save more money. I have honestly been terrible about saving money the past year, and it’s really stressing me out. I have so many things I want to save for, like a new car and a new couch and moving eventually and also big things like retirement when I’m old enough and buying a house for me and my fam.
  • Focus on getting better at my job. Now that I’ve decided to stay where I am for at least another year, I really do want to focus more on getting better at my job, instead of constantly searching for a new job. There are actually lots of courses that I’m interested in that I think would make me feel more confident at my job, which I think is the main barrier to me loving it, since it’s hard to love a job that you’re not confident in. I really want to use as many professional development opportunities as I can and be the best children’s librarian I can be.

 

health

  • Start getting more steps again. I used to love walking in the mornings and evenings when I was home, but when I got really depressed in October, I stopped getting steps. My goal used to be 10,000 per day, and I’d really like to start working up to that again in 2020.
  • Drink more water. I’m pretty good at drinking a lot of water, but I want to continue doing that in 2020.
  • Drink less caffeine. I’ve tried stopping caffeine consumption altogether a couple times and have not been successful. So I think a more realistic goal would be just having less of it.
  • Take better care of myself via appointments. I have a million appointments I’ve been meaning to make and take care of for various health things, and next year I want to get better at keeping up with my appointments.
  • Eat out less. I think even just eliminating most of my eating out would help me eat healthier. I currently go out many times a week, and I know I’d probably feel better health wise and worry less financially if I cooked more.

 

personal

  • Make my apartment feel more like home. I had this goal last year but didn’t really do much to make it happen because I thought I was moving in the summer. Now that we’ve decided to stay longer, I definitely want to put more energy into making the apartment somewhere I want to be. Item 1: get a new couch that does not look like garbage (thanks a lot, cats).
  • Continue being positive. I have a lot of strategies now for being more positive, and I really want to continue to use them to keep feeling better during the day when I’m at work or at home.
  • Come out at work. I’m out to a few people in my life as my preferred name and pronouns, but I’m not out at work and honestly every time I introduce myself to people as my deadname, I cringe on the inside and it’s hard not to feel dysphoric sometimes. I feel like I’m close to being ready to take some actual steps to changing my name at work and being out as nonbinary, and now that I’ve decided to stay with this library longer, I want to come out and feel more comfortable and have people use the name I want.
  • Work on being neater & more organized. Omg, y’all, if I could tell you how many times my boyfriend has gotten on to me about being neater and more organized. Or how messy my work desk gets. Or how I almost never put my laundry away when it’s done. I find being neat and orderly very difficult and never know where to start when I go to put stuff away, but I really do want to be better about keeping my spaces neater. Honestly, if I could hire Marie Kondo, I probably would. But I can’t, so I have to work on my organizational problems myself.
  • Find self-care things I enjoy other than reading. I’ve struggled a lot this year with self-care because I don’t enjoy all the things that used to make me feel better and comforted. In 2020, I want to work on finding ways to practice self-care other than reading, and add more self-care strategies to my repertoire.
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announcing the HERE & QUEERATHON 2020!!

I am so excited to announce this SO lettuce have a drum roll please (sorry, I couldn’t resist)

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OKAY: here we go: I AM HOSTING A QUEER READATHON IN 2020!! The name of the readathon is the Here & Queerathon 2020, and will focus on reading books by queer authors and/or with queer representation. It will run for the entirety of 2020, from January 1-December 31, 2020.

*Note: I am using “queer” as an umbrella term for many different sexualities and identities, including, but not limited to, asexual, aromantic, lesbian, gay, bisexual, pansexual, transgender, genderqueer/fluid/nonconforming, etc. Basically, anything outside of straight and cis probably counts.

Here is some other information:

 

books that count

  • books by queer authors
  • books featuring queer representation not by queer authors
  • books you START and FINISH in 2020 (books started in 2019 and finished in 2020 will NOT count)
  • any backlist (2019 or before) and frontlist (2020) or ARCs by queer authors
  • audiobooks count too!
  • so do comics and graphic novels!
  • and poetry!
  • basically, if it’s written by a queer author and/or has queer representation, it counts!

 

how to join

  1. Announce your intention to join the Here & Queerathon on a social media platform of your choosing. This includes your blog, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, or anywhere you post on social media.
  2. Use the sign-up form to sign up. 
  3. Follow @HQueerathon on Twitter for updates. Share your update posts and reviews here and DM with any questions about the readathon or whether books count.
  4. Use the hashtag #hereandqueerathon to discuss the reading challenge with the book community.
  5. Start keeping track of the books you read on this form.

 

more fun & notes

  • There are no badges/levels for this challenge because I want it to be fun and low-key and for you not to feel pressured to read a certain number of books!
  • Every month, I will post recommendations of what to read featuring titles releasing during the month featuring queer representation as well as some backlist recommendations. This will happen on the 2nd of every month.

 

to sum up

  • Sign up here with the sign-up form
  • Log your books read with this form
  • Follow @HQueerathon on Twitter
  • Runs January 1-December 31, 2020
  • Only books by queer authors read completely in 2020 will count

 

participants

  1. Corey
  2. Louise @ Foxes & Fairytales
  3. Kayli H.
  4. E.
  5. Jenna @ Falling Letters

 

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reading & blogging goals for 2020

This year, I’m doing something a little different and keeping my reading & blogging and personal goals in separate posts on the blog. This is partially because I have a lot of reading goals, so buckle up, lol.

 

blogging goals

  • Feature new books more. Last year, I feel like I wrote a lot about backlist books because I read more backlist books and reread more, but I miss gushing about the newest releases, and feel like I want to talk more about books coming out the current year. This isn’t to say I won’t review or post about backlist titles, but I just want to feature new books more.
  • Start doing week-long features of books. One idea I had this year was to do week-long features about new books coming out that I want to hype up. I wanted to do various types of posts all about one particular book for a couple weeks out of the month so I can keep hyping up recent releases.
  • Review more. When I started this blog, I decided I didn’t want to be a review blog and to talk about books in other ways, but I want to get better at evaluating literature and have something to show when I eventually go out for jobs in collection development with libraries. I’ve also read some really amazing and detailed reviews this year, and I want my reviewing powers to grow.

 

reading goals

  • Enjoy reading again. This year, my depression took a lot from me, and I think it’s actually been sucking on my love of reading for a very long time. It’s come to the point where this year, I really didn’t enjoy most of what I read and I just didn’t feel invested in reading the way I used to. I miss loving reading, and want to get that part of me back now that I’m feeling better.
  • Read more queer books. I know I read a couple this year, but I ended up feeling like I didn’t read any, and I read way less than I wanted to read. Usually I make a point to read as many queer books as possible, but I didn’t do that at all in 2020.
  • Read more children’s books. I want to read and evaluate more children’s books, including MG and picture books, this year for my job. Even though I’m a children’s librarian, I don’t have as much expertise in children’s literature as I do in YA, and if I want to be excellent at my job, I need to fix that. I started a children’s book instagram last year in the hopes that it would encourage me to read more kids books to post about, but that did not occur and I still really need to up my children’s lit game.
  • Participate in ARCapocalypse 2020. This is a challenge hosted by Destiny of Howling Libraries with the goal of reading all your unread ARCs. I both want to make a dent in unread ARCs from past years as well as leave fewer unread ARCs at the end of 2020 than I normally do.
  • Read what I’m in the mood for and when I’m in the mood. I’m a huge mood reader, but to be honest, I don’t always follow my mood when I pick my next read. This year, I want to worry less about when a book came out or is coming out and focus on reading what I’m in the mood for, because then I’m much more likely to love the book. I also want to put less pressure on myself to read when I’m not in the mood to do so, because then I won’t enjoy anything I pick up.
  • Read more/all of my most anticipated releases. I have a bad habit of hyping up books for years sometimes if I get to read the deal in PW, and then…not reading them. 2019 was an especially bad year for getting my most anticipated releases read, and I think I only managed to read 1 of them. Hopefully this will be fixed in 2020.
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the sunday post // 12-22-19

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It’s a chance to share news about the past week, reading recaps, hauls, and more.

 

last week on the blog

 

next week on the blog

  • reading & blogging goals for 2020
  • other goals for 2020
  • HERE & QUEERATHON 2020 ANNOUNCEMENT

 

currently reading

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yes no maybe so – becky albertalli & aisha saeed

  • full of cinnamon rolls
  • was hooked from the time the tangelos tumbled down
  • Jewish!!
  • full of cuteness and awkwardness so far

 

 

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all about yule

Hello friends, and happy almost-Yule! Many traditions and religions have holiday times happening now, and witches are no different. Yule, the winter solstice, is right around the corner, so today I’m going to be sharing some information about it.

Here is some info on Yule:

 

Basic info: Takes place on December 21 in the northern hemisphere and June 21 on the southern hemisphere. Yule marks the day of the year when the day is the shortest and night is the longest. After the winter solstice, the days start getting longer again. It is a celebration of the “dark half” of the year ending and the “light half” beginning.

History: Many Yule traditions were assimilated into Christian traditions for Christmas, including the Yule tree, use of herbs and plants like mistletoe, ball-shaped ornaments, and the tradition of caroling.

Correspondences: Mistletoe is a commonly used plant in many Yule-like traditions, and represents love, protection, luck, and banishment (of the dark part of the year, in this case). Use cinnamon in your hot chocolates and other wintery drinks to bring love, happiness, and wealth.

Things to do: Cleanse your living space, take down old protections and put up new ones, any spellwork relating to new beginnings, make goals for the new year, make a Yule log or wreath, decorate a Yule tree.

 

As a small note, I know I write a lot about what I want to do for various witchy celebrations and holidays, but something I’m learning and trying to tell myself is that witches don’t HAVE to celebrate every single sabbat or esbat. You can choose which holidays on the Wheel of the Year are most personal to you, and celebrate them in any way that is meaningful to your practice.

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my reading in 2019: some thoughts

2019 was a challenging year for me in so many ways, and I think my reading and enjoyment of reading definitely suffered because of what I was going through. I still read, but not nearly as much as I have been able to in the past, and getting through each book was a struggle. There were a lot of highlights, especially my rereads, and I did find a couple of new favorites, so that’s positive. In this post, I wanted to sum up some of my general observations about my reading in 2019…

 

29/55 books were outside of my comfort zone

The biggest change in my reading habits this year was definitely that I read so many books that were not YA. If you looked at my books read lists from previous years, at MOST you’d see 2-3 books that weren’t YA. This year, I really branched out and tried adult books, poetry, graphic novels, and nonfiction. I think a lot of it was me trying to find books that I liked because I wasn’t enjoying what I was reading. I also just…wanted to branch out from YA. I found myself wanting to read about other experiences, and ended up really enjoying books about characters who were closer to my own age. I still love YA the most, but I’m no longer scared of trying an adult book.

 

i read 2 books that made my all-time favorites list

Even though 2019 didn’t feel like an amazing reading year, I did read two amazing books that became all-time favorites. In previous years, I’ve read a lot more books that I’ve rated 4 stars, but I don’t always get that “this book will stay with me forever” feeling from them. The books that made it to all-time favorites were DAISY JONES & THE SIX and THE RAVEN BOYS.

 

i read 31 diverse books

The majority of my books were about diverse protagonists or written by diverse people, so I do feel good about that, I guess. I tried doing the YARC challenge, but only read 6 books for it even though I had a ton more on my TBR list that would’ve fit. I also realized that honestly, I’m just not as interested in a story if it isn’t diverse in some way. I’m just bored of getting the same perspectives on the same types of stories, and I’m a lot less likely to add a contemporary about white people to my TBR list now.

 

i reread 9 books

I never used to reread books, but this year I found I enjoyed revisiting old favorites. I reread a lot of the poetry I read in 2018 because I was searching for that feeling of being inspired by someone else’s writing to write my own stuff, and to prep for other collections coming out by those authors. I actually ended up liking TO MAKE MONSTERS OUT OF GIRLS by Amanda Lovelace more the second time around because I wasn’t as hypercritical of it as I was the first time.

 

i found it really hard to enjoy reading at all, to be honest

And really, I’m still struggling a little bit to enjoy reading as much as I used to even though I’m feeling better. I’ve been severely depressed the majority of the year, and that definitely affected how much I could enjoy a book. Sometimes, I’d read a book and know in my head it was good and that I would enjoy it if I was feeling okay, but I couldn’t feel that enjoyment in my heart as I read. I’m very slowly getting back interest in things I liked before my depression got really bad the past few years, so here’s to hoping that my love of reading comes back full force SOON.

 

i read practically no gay books

This is the biggest shocker for me in 2019. Usually, I make a big effort to read all the gay books, but this year, I only read a couple. I definitely want to change this in 2020 and maybe even go back and read some backlist gay stuff that I’ve missed. I always start the year excited about all the queer stuff I’m going to read, but this year I feel like I really dropped the ball and did not queer my reading list enough.

 

I think the thing about my reading in 2019 that I’m most proud of is that I really went for books outside of my comfort zone. This year’s books read list is my most eclectic ever, and I did manage to get some new favorite authors out of it, so I’m very proud of myself for branching out. I’m really hoping that I’ll enjoy reading more in 2020, but also be able put less pressure on myself about reading as a whole if my love of it doesn’t come back so quickly. In 2020, I want to be kinder to myself about many things, and reading is on that list, so here’s to hoping I can do that.

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alice-three-times aka heart-stealer-twice // dual review of the hazel wood & the night country

This is a dual review of THE HAZEL WOOD and THE NIGHT COUNTRY. THE HAZEL WOOD is about Alice Proserpine, whose grandmother, Althea Proserpine, wrote a book of dark fairytales that gained cult status. When Alice’s mother goes missing, her only clue is a warning not to go to the Hazel Wood, her grandmother’s estate. As Alice searches for her mother with a fan of her grandmother’s book, Ellery Finch, she finds that her grandmother’s fairytales might not be just stories after all. THE NIGHT COUNTRY follows the same characters from the first book in the same world.

 

things i liked

  • Dark fairytales. I LOVED all the fairytales interspersed into both books. Sometimes I don’t like interludes with characters’ writing in books, but Melissa Albert totally killed all the fairytales in both THE HAZEL WOOD and THE NIGHT COUNTRY and made them all really add to both stories. I can’t wait for the book of Hinterland fairytales to come out that she’s apparently writing at some point.
  • Alice’s voice. I loved how dark and angry Alice was in the first book. She’s definitely a tough nut to crack, but I always end up liking typically “unlikeable” female characters because usually it just means they have some grit. Alice has a LOT of grit and has a really hard exterior. I really liked all the descriptions of her anger and how it felt and all of the ways Ella taught her to calm herself down.
  • The character cameos in book 2. I was so here for all the characters who appeared in THE HAZEL WOOD appearing in THE NIGHT COUNTRY. I especially liked the continuation of Sophia Snow’s character in the story after the end of THE HAZEL WOOD. I’m really glad I reread THE HAZEL WOOD, because I definitely forgot about Sophia Snow’s entrance at the very end.
  • Alice & Ella’s relationship in book 1. I thought Alice’s relationship with her mom was so well-written in THE HAZEL WOOD. It was so clear how each depended on the other but also how complex their relationship was because of the way they had to live to survive.
  • The unfolding of Alice’s memories. Another aspect of THE HAZEL WOOD that I felt was particularly well done was how Alice’s memories made more and more sense to her as she learned more about the Hinterland and the stories that her grandmother had written. Everything was revealed at the perfect pace in the perfect way, and it just really worked.

 

what i didn’t like

  • Alice & Finch’s relationship in book 2. Honestly, I kind of felt like THE NIGHT COUNTRY was written just to satisfy people who wanted Alice and Finch to get together in book 1. I didn’t feel their chemistry was explored enough for them to be an end game couple even though I shipped them. I personally would’ve rather there hadn’t been a second book, or that Finch hadn’t been part of it at all.
  • The narration style of book 2. I cannot tell you how much I DESPISE when books are written with one narrator in first person and the other in third. I ended up skimming most of Finch’s chapters because I hate that style so much. I personally find it jarring and I’ve never read a version where it’s done well. I think it would’ve made much more sense for Finch’s chapters to actually be written from his perspective. There was just no reason for his chapters not to be in first person.
  • Alice’s voice. There was a major shift in Alice’s voice and the tone of her perspective in THE NIGHT COUNTRY that I didn’t like. I found Alice kind of boring and predictable in the way she was trying so hard to be normal. I would have rather her fight with the ice in her to be more nuanced and for her to want to keep that part of herself more. Her voice just felt a whole lot softer than in the first book, and the fire in her in the first book that kept her going after Ella into the Hinterland was just kind of gone and that was a disappointing character change.
  • Honestly the whole second book. The more and more I think about it, the more I dislike THE NIGHT COUNTRY and feel it wasn’t necessary. I thought THE HAZEL WOOD had a good ending that made sense for the story, and didn’t really need to be continued. I felt the second book was written solely to make the romance happen, and it didn’t need to be there for the story to be good or feel complete. I would really like to forget the second book happened at all and pretend this is not a series.
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2020 queer books i’m excited for

After making a “gay af” shelf on Goodreads for all of the queer books I want to read, I decided I had to share some of the queer books coming out in 2020 that I’m excited for.

 

surrender your sons – adam sass

September 2020

Like most books on this list, I’ve been excited for this one since the deal was announced in PW. SURRENDER YOUR SONS is about a gay teen boy whose family has him kidnapped and sent to a conversion camp on a remote island, where he and other queer teens have to survive and figure out the island’s dark secrets. Add it on Goodreads

 

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felix ever after – kacen callender

May 12, 2020

When I saw this was up on Edelweiss for download I almost screamed. FELIX EVER AFTER is about a trans boy who tries to get revenge on a classmate but ends up falling for his nemesis instead while dealing with a transphobic, anonymous troll. Add it on Goodreads

 

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girl, serpent, thorn – melissa bashardoust

May 12, 2020

I’ve been wanting Melissa Bashardoust to come out with a new book after loving her debut, GIRLS MADE OF SNOW AND GLASS, which was a sapphic Snow White retelling. This book is a sapphic fantasy about a girl who is poisonous to touch. Add it on Goodreads

 

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the henna wars – adiba jaigirdar

May 12, 2020

This book is pitched as WHEN DIMPLE MET RISHI and SIMON VS, aka two of my favorite books EVER. It’s about two teen girls from rival henna businesses who fall in love and I am so HERE FOR IT I AM SCREAMING. Add it on Goodreads

 

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you should see me in a crown – leah johnson

June 2, 2020

If I don’t get an ARC of this book I am going to cry so much. Anyway. YSSMIAC is about a poor black girl from a small town who goes for prom queen when her financial aid plans for college fall through, but falls for her rival. Add it on Goodreads

 

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cinderella is dead – kalynn bayron

July 7, 2020

I am so sorry that all these books aren’t coming out until spring/summer, so, so sorry. CINDERELLA IS DEAD is set 200 years after the original Cinderella story in a world where girls must go to a ball to display their skills in order to be chosen as a bride. The MC of this book would much rather marry her childhood best friend though, and she decides to run away on the night of the ball, and discovers secrets about the original story of Cinderella. Add it on Goodreads

 

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the fascinators – andrew eliopulos

May 12, 2020

This book was pitched as THE RAVEN BOYS meets SIMON VS, aka two of my favorite things, which means I have to read it, obviously. It’s about magic going wonky and queer teens. Add it on Goodreads

 

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we are totally normal – rahul kanakia

March 31, 2020

I know most people really hated Rahul Kanakia’s debut, ENTER TITLE HERE, but I actually really liked it, so I was excited to hear he was coming out with another contemporary, this time featuring a bi teen. Add it on Goodreads

 

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dark and deepest red – anna-marie mclemore

January 14, 2020

My queer heart is super embarrassed to admit I have yet to finish an Anna-Marie McLemore book yet. But this one sounds so good, so maybe this is it?? DADR is set in 1518 Strousburg, where women get a strange sickness that makes them dance in the streets until they die. Add it on Goodreads

 

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when we were magic – sarah gailey

March 3, 2020

This book is about a group of friends who do magic that goes wrong and end up killing a boy. That is pretty much all I need to know about it in order to know it’s one of my most anticipated books of 2020. Add it on Goodreads

 

This is by no means an exhaustive list of all the queer stuff coming out in 2020, or even a list of all the queer books I’m excited for, but I didn’t want to make it too terribly long so I’m keeping it at 11 books. Please tell me in the comments what queer books you’re excited for in 2020!

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the sunday post // 12-15-19

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It’s a chance to share news about the past week, reading recaps, hauls, and more.

 

last week on the blog

 

next week on the blog

  • 2020 queer books i’m excited for
  • my reading in 2019: some thoughts
  • all about yule

 

books read

the hazel wood – melissa albert

  • the night country – melissa albert

 

currently reading

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  • crier’s war – nina varela

 

book haul

burn our bodies down – rory power

  • the friend scheme – cale deitrich
  • the girl and the ghost – hanna alkaf
  • the state of us – shaun david hutchinson
  • love, jacaranda – alex flinn

 

the falling in love montage – ciara smith

  • ghost wood song – erica waters
  • five things about ava andrews – maragaret dilloway
  • cemetery boys – aiden thomas
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