January Reads

From novellas to novels to the occasional non-fiction book, I chipped away at my ‘TBR’ list in preparation for the host of highly anticipated books that will be published later this year.

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August TBR List

As a kid and teen, I was a fast reader and could knock out lengthy books in a week or two. Now that I’m an adult, I seem to struggle to read even one title in a month. So for now, these lists will feature three or four books. But I hope over time, I’ll be able to stretch them out to five, six or even seven books.

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Blood of Elves: Review

Start: June 11, 2019 Finish: June 19, 2019 420 Pages Synopsis: For over a century, humans, dwarves, gnomes, and elves have lived together in relative peace. But times have changed, the uneasy peace is over, and now the races are fighting once again. The only good elf, it seems, is a dead elf. Geralt of Rivia, […]

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Once & Future: Review

The greatest strength of this story is its inclusivity..This book seeks to normalize many things that our current world either ignores or dismisses, while also poking fun of many of the harmful “-isms” some people still desperately cling to…

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A Writer’s Journal: March

I’m not an outliner, or rather, I’m more of a reverse outliner. I work best when I write a draft and use that as a template for an outline to help me in future drafts…I just have to accept that this is how I approach a new project, but stay open to changes in my writing process as I mature as an author. 

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The Stone Sky: Review

Also, I want to take the time to acknowledge that Jemisin is a hardworking writer. I believe these books were all published within a year of one another and I’d like to imagine that she had everything nicely outlined and planned out before beginning the first draft. But it’s still impressive that she managed to publish three, phenomenal, award-winning books in such a short amount of time!

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The Obelisk Gate: Review

Set in the Stillness once again, The Obelisk Gate, primarily follows two characters, Essun and her missing daughter Nassun, though there are brief interludes from Hoa, the stone-eater who follows Essun. (Read the first book to learn why Damaya and Syenite “disappear” from the narrative.)

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