Top Ten: Friendships

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted at That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s theme was platonic relationships, but I wanted to focus specifically on friendships – and the many different forms they take!

Attachments by Rainbow Rowell // A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab // A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray // Lumberjanes, vol. 1: Beware the Kitten Holy by Noelle Stevenson // My Favorite Half-Night Stand by Christina Lauren

Neverworld Wake by Marisha Pessl // The Passage by Justin Cronin // The Proposal by Jasmine Guillory // The Shadow Cipher by Laura Ruby // Smart Girls like Me by Diane Vadino

Top Ten: Books That Lived Up to Their Hype

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted at That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s theme was books that lived up to their hype. Whether these books were hyped by friends, book blogs, or the press, they came with high expectations and delivered!

Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates // The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown // The Fault in Our Stars by John Green // A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin // The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

Lumberjanes, vol. 1: Beware the Kitten Holy by Noelle Stevenson // The Martian by Andy Weir // Renegades by Marissa Meyer // What Happened by Hillary Clinton // When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi

Top Ten: Series I DNF’d

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted at That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s theme was series I’ve given up on finishing. I actually did another Top Ten Tuesday post on this topic back in 2015 – so here are ten more series I am DNF’ing. (I included the books I’ve read in parentheses.)

American Gods by Neil Gaiman (#1) // The Austen Project (#4) // Chinooks Hockey Team by Rachel Gibson (#1-6) // A Dog’s Purpose by W. Bruce Cameron (#1) // Faith by Jody Houser (#1)

Lovett, TX by Rachel Gibson (#1) // Lumberjanes (#1-7) // Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur by Brandon Montclare (#1) // A Shortcut in Time by Charles Dickinson (#1) // Time Quintet by Madeleine L’Engle (#1)

Top Ten: Books on My Spring TBR

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted at That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s theme was my top ten books currently* on my spring TBR. [*I say currently ’cause you know this is bound to change.]

Emergency Contact by Mary H.K. Choi // Giant Days, Vol. 6 by John Allison // The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas // Herding Cats by Sarah Andersen // The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin

Inferno by Dan Brown // Lumberjanes, Vol. 8: Stone Cold by Shannon Watters // Not That Bad: Dispatches from Rape Culture by Roxane Gay // What Should Be Wild by Julia Fine // A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle

Month in Review: January 2018

Here’s what I’ve been up to in January!

Books I read

Lumberjanes, Vol 5: Band Together by Noelle Stevenson
It’s a battle of the bands… with mermaids! April takes it upon herself to restore a friendship that has fallen apart, but will she be in over her head as her above water friendships take a hit? When friendships are challenged, can the Lumberjanes save the day?

Lumberjanes, Vol. 6: Sink or Swim by Shannon Watters
All is fair in love and badges! Or so April, Jo, Mal, Molly, and Ripley thought until they met the mysterious counselor, Seafarin’ Karen. When the Lumberjanes decide it’s time to learn more about the theatrical yet intriguing counselor, things take a turn for the strange. Between a sudden storm hitting the camp, shapeshifters, and strange portals, this is one badge that the Lumberjanes must go above and beyond for.

The Shadow Cipher by Laura Ruby
It was 1798 when the Morningstarr twins arrived in New York with a vision for a magnificent city. Fifty-seven years later, the enigmatic architects disappeared, leaving behind the Old York Cipher, at the end of which was promised a treasure beyond all imagining. By the present day, however, the puzzle has never been solved, and the greatest mystery of the modern world is little more than a tourist attraction. Tess and Theo Biedermann and their friend Jaime Cruz live in a Morningstarr apartment house slated for destruction—which spells the end of a dream long-held by the people of New York. And if Tess, Theo, and Jaime want to save their home, they have to prove that the Old York Cipher is real. Which means they have to solve it.

Movies I watched

Atomic Blonde / Baby Driver / The Dark Tower /The Hitman’s Bodyguard

An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power / Kingsman: The Golden Circle / Logan Lucky / Star Wars: The Last Jedi

On my radar for February

Top Ten: 2016 Releases I Meant to Read

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted at The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s theme was 2016 releases I meant to read but somehow, inexplicably… didn’t. I based this list on my memory and two posts I made last year about my most anticipated releases for the first and second half of 2016.


All the Single Ladies: Unmarried Women and the Rise of an Independent Nation by Rebecca Traister (March 1st) // The City of Mirrors by Justin Cronin (May 24th) // Dear Emma by Katie Heaney (March 1st) // Everfair by Nisi Shawl (August 16th) // Every Anxious Wave by Mo Daviau (February 9th)


Hamilton: The Revolution by Lin-Manuel Miranda and Jeremy McCarter (April 12th) // How to Ruin Everything: Essays by George Watsky (June 14th) // If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo (May 3rd) // In the Country We Love: My Family Divided by Diane Guerrero (May 3rd) // Lumberjanes, vol. 5: Band Together by Noelle Stevenson (December 13th)

Top Ten: Most Anticipated Releases for the Second Half of 2016

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted at The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s theme was my most anticipated releases for the second half (July through December) of 2016.

Yay new books! I am also very excited about Roxane Gay’s new memoir, Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body, and Justin Cronin’s The City of Mirrors.


5: Ms. Marvel, Vol. 5: Super Famous by G. Willow Wilson
12: Lumberjanes, Vol. 4: Out of Time by Noelle Stevenson, Grace Ellis, Shannon Watters, and Brooke Allen
26: The Unseen World by Liz Moore

2: The Fire This Time: A New Generation Speaks About Race by Jesmyn Ward
9: The Hating Game by Sally Thorne


16: The Gentleman by Forrest Leo / The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo by Amy Schumer


27: Black Panther, Vol. 1: A Nation Under Our Feet by Ta-Nehisi Coates / Time Travel by James Gleick


16: Lumberjanes, Vol. 5: Band Together by Noelle Stevenson, Shannon Watters, and Brooke Allen