In July (but really, isn’t every month March?) I read 11 books for a total of 3,579 pages and an average of 115 pages per day. So, a few less books than last month, but more pages and more average pages for day. At this point, I’m happy with any reading I manage.
So time is weird, right? It’s not just me, right!? I’ve been struggling so hard to write reviews, other than just some blurbs I’ve thrown on Goodreads. I have so many books to talk about – the more books that pile up and the longer it’s been since I’ve read them, the harder it gets. Honestly, I don’t feel like writing any reviews. But, I do very much want to spread the word about some of the books I’ve read! So basically, I’ve been stuck. But I will eventually review the books!
The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Vampire Slaying by Grady Hendrix
First Sentence: This story ends in blood.
So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo
First Sentence: As a black woman, race has always been a prominent part of my life.
Kindred by Octavia Butler
First Sentence: I lost an arm on my last trip home.
Dwarf Story by Professor W.W. Marplot
First Sentence: I found a Dwarf, and there is something funny growing in my yard.
The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet by Becky Chambers
First Sentence: As she woke up in the pod, she remembered three things.
The Field Guide to Dumb Birds of North America by Matt Kracht
First Sentence: Quite a few people have asked me how I came to write about birds, and this is the story I tell them.
Witch Hat Atelier v1 by Kamome Shirahama
A Closed and Common Orbit by Becky Chambers
First Sentence: Lovelace had been in a body for twenty-eight minutes, and it still felt every bit as wrong as it had the second she woke up inside it.
The Adventure Zone: Petals to the Metal by The McElroys
Record of a Spaceborn Few by Becky Chambers
First Sentence: “Mom, can I go see the stars?”
Recipe for Persuasion by Sonali Dev
First Sentence: Ashna Raje couldn’t remember the last time her restaurant had thirty occupied tables.
Cat Out of Hell by Lynne Truss
First Sentence: The following story, which is absolutely true, was brought to my attention when I was holidaying recently on the coast of North Norfolk.
*cover images from Goodreads