January 2018 Month in Review

January Month In Review

The first month of 2018 is behind us! I did a lot of excellent reading in January, thanks in part to having to read the Cybils middle grade speculative fiction shortlist 😛 I returned to university on January 3 after a couple of fun filled weeks back at home with my family for the holidays. Now that I’m back in the thick of it re: readings and assignments, I’ll be cutting back my posting schedule for the next two months. My reading likely won’t take a hit, though, as I’m taking a course on children’s literature and a course on young adult literature (finally, back in my academic happy space, lol).

Books Finished

  1. Our Appointment with Life: Sutra on Knowing the Better Way to Live Alone by Thích Nhất Hạnh
  2. The Girl in the Tower by Katherine Arden
  3. Last Day on Mars by Kevin Emerson
  4. Beneath the Sugar Sky by Seanan McGuire
  5. Miss Ellicott’s School for the Magically Minded by Sage Blackwood
  6. Spirit Hunters by Ellen Oh
  7. A Properly Unhaunted Place by William Alexander
  8. The Last One by Alexandra Oliva
  9. Feed by MT Anderson
  10. A Face Like Glass by Frances Hardinge
  11. Of Fire and Stars by Audrey Colthurst

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Upcoming in February

Cover of Why Indigenous LIteratures Matter Annihilation film poster

  • 14 Feb. – Cybils 2017 winners announced!
  • 23 Feb. – Release date of Annihilationa film based on the first book in Jeff Vandermeer’s Southern Reach trilogy. My sister and I discussed the book for our first Family Reads together, and we’re looking forward to discussing the adaptation.
  • 28 Feb.– Publication of Why Indigenous Literatures Matter by Daniel Heath Justice

What books, or bookish events, are you looking forward to this month?

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