You guys, I’ve had the most fantastic reading week ever. So my writing suffered lots of BAH, I read and read and read and then read some more. It was glorious and though I go back to writing earnestly today, I needed a week like that so I could refill my creative spring inside. Keep it welling and flowing and ew? Let’s leave that analogy and move on to the many books I’ve read. I’m not joking. I read A LOT.
- The Almost Girl – Amalie Howard (This one I mostly liked but there is a wtfery scene in there that I will talk about more in the review.)
- The Taming of the Tights – Louise Rennison (Say what you will about Rennison’s lack of substance, she knows how to bring in the laughs. Comedy is necessary.)
- When David Lost His Voice – Judith Venistendael (This book isn’t funny. At all. It took my heart and squeezed it tightly. I’ll review this too.)
- The Elements of Style – William Strunk Jr. (I FINALLY FINISHED THIS! Actually the last chapter is fantastic as it contains seriously relevant advice on writing. Check it out.)
- Who is AC? – Hope Larson (I seem to be reading all of Larson’s works without actually intending to. Not that they’re any bad but how weird.)
- Lovely Vicious – Sara Wolf (This one was seriously interesting. Review to come.)
- Unteachable – Leah Raeder (This book is FANTASTIC. Okay so sexytimes up the wazoo but so smart and intelligent and well written. And sexytimes are actually sexy instead of uh, ugh?)
- Saints – Gene Luen Yang (Gah, this was depressing.)
- Earth Girl – Janet Edwards (Ugh, Mary Sue Alert.)
- Ojingogo – Matthew Forsythe (Cute.)
- Hana-kun to Koisuru Watashi (volumes 3-6) – Fuyu Kumaoka
- Koi Dano Ai Dano vol. 1-6 – Ririko Tsujita
So 20 books (including individual manga volumes) in total. Hoho.
Moving on to what I’m currently reading!
1. A Literate Passion – Anais Nin and Henry Miller
I haven’t picked this up in a while and I want to. They were such crackpots but they lived so fervently and textually.
Plan to Read:
Only two books this week because I’m going to make a concerted effort to work on the thesis. The two I’ve chosen to read are:
- Among Others – Jo Walton (I’ve heard a lot about this and I got my brand new copy for 50c from a library sale.)
- The Winner’s Curse – Mari Rutkoski (I’ve been told there’s a horrid cliffhanger but I’m going to risk it and read. I can’t wait any longer.)