Month in Review: January 2019

Favorite Media

I have been on a superb Aaron Tveit kick lately, which has basically come and gone since Grease Live! but is right now like JSKLDJ:KLS. I went down a rabbit hole one afternoon and came across a cover of “I Can’t Make You Love Me”/”All I Ask” which is just all kinds of devastating. Like, he looks absolutely WRECKED while singing, but it somehow makes the songs that much better. (UGH my heart.)

Stuff I Added to My Queue

I stumbled onto The Bookish Life of Nina Hill through NetGalley and then promptly fell in love with the cover and summary. An Introverted bookworm falling in love with her trivia partner? Yes, please!

The Flatshare sounds like it could be, I don’t know, weird? But I’m hoping it’s the cute romantic read the summary promises.

Everyone (and their mother) has Internment on their TBRs, and I have also succumbed to peer pressure. 🤷‍♀️

Do I really need to explain why I added Meet Cute? It sounds like every fanfic I ever read and loved while in college and I am so here for that.

Is Opposite of Always another YA meet-cute that also kind of features time travel? Or maybe it’s just About Time in book form?? I don’t care, though, because both sound adorable!

The cover for Queenie is gorgeous, it sounds like a character study more than a plot-driven novel, and I am 100% super okay it.

Technically, You Started It gives me the same ~vibe I got out of Emergency Contact with a dash of Sierra Burgess Is a Loser through in, and I’m hoping it doesn’t disappoint. 🤞

I literally read The Unhoneymooners‘ summary line-by-line expecting something to jump out as “meh” but then nothing did??? And then I saw that it was by Christina Lauren and I was like “oh duh no wonder.”

A new Lindy West? ‘Nuff said.

On My Radar

  • I’m going to BEA this year (!!!), but I don’t live in NYC, so now I have to book a hotel and decide on a mode of travel. (Yes, this might take me a whole month to accomplish!)
  • I’m ahead with my reading which means I might get to my ARC of If I’m Being Honest in time to nominate it for LibraryReads! (Like, who am I right now???)
  • I’m skating by with my blog and video schedule, but I want to make it a priority to sit down once a week and actually do things in advance (as opposed to the night before). Why is time management so freaking hard?

What were YOU up to in January? Let me know!

Top Ten: Short Stories I Want to Read

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted at That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s theme was my favorite novellas or short stories HOWEVER I don’t really read short stories, so I decided to list ten short stories on my TBR.

Ambiguity Machines and Other Stories by Vandana Singh // “Cat Person” by Kristen Roupenian // Children of the New World: Stories by Alexander Weinstein // “The Princess and the Queen” by George R.R. Martin // Her Body and Other Parties by Carmen Maria Machado

Make Something Up: Stories You Can’t Unread by Chuck Palahniuk // Meet Cute: Some People Are Destined to Meet by Various Authors // The Merry Spinster: Tales of Everyday Horror by Mallory Ortberg // Stories of Your Life and Others by Ted Chiang // You Think It, I’ll Say It: Stories by Curtis Sittenfeld

New to the Queue #10

Jamie of Perpetual Page Turner started this and I love it so I’m (politely) stealing it!

I add a lot of stuff to my TBR list, my Netflix queue, and my library holds list. Here’s stuff I want to actually seek out and consume right now.

Stuff to Read

Gnomon by Nick Harkaway // Her Body and Other Parties by Carmen Maria Machado // Meet Cute: Some People Are Destined to Meet // My Boyfriend Is a Bear by Pamela Ribon // The Nowhere Girls by Amy Reed

The Pisces by Melissa Broder // They Can’t Kill Us Until They Kill Us by Hanif Abdurraqib // Whiskey & Ribbons by Leesa Cross-Smith // Young Frances by Hartley Lin // You Think It, I’ll Say It by Curtis Sittenfeld

Stuff to Watch

Ant-Man and the Wasp // Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story // Brooklyn Nine-Nine season one // The Florida Project // Incredibles 2

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom // Life of the Party // Ocean’s 8  // Tag // Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

Stuff to Listen To

Have you also added some of these? Have you already consumed them?? Let me know!