What I’m Reading: 2020

Currently: Children of Virtue & Vengeance by Tomi Adeyemi

Finished Books

  1. Sparrow Hill Road by Seanan McGuire 07/01/20
  2. Gideon the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir 22/01/20
  3. One of Us Is Next by Karen McManus 13/02/20
  4. A Map of Days by Ransom Riggs 21/02/20
  5. Down Among the Sticks & Bones by Seanan McGuire 02/03/20
  6. Barbed Wire Heart by Tess Sharpe
  7. The Hand on the Wall by Maureen Johnson
  8. Finna by Nino Cipri
  9. The Hanging Threads (BETA READ)
  10. Glorious Day (BETA READ)
  11. Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor
  12. The Electric Heir by Victoria Lee
  13. A Big Ship at the Edge of the Universe by Alex White
  14. The Kill Club by Wendy Heard
  15. The Monster of Elendhaven by Jennifer Giesbrecht
  16. America: The Life and Times of America Chavez by Gabby Rivera
  17. Isola Chapter One by Brendan Fletcher
  18. The Wicked and the Divine Volume One by Kieron Gillen
  19. Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein
  20. Resistance Reborn by Rebecca Roanhorse
  21. Toil & Trouble: 15 Tales of Women & Witchcraft Edited by Jessica Spotswood & Tess Sharpe
  22. A House of Salt and Sorrows by Erin A. Craig
  23. One & Future by Amy Rose Capetta & Cori McCarthy
  24. Harley in the Sky by Akemi Dawn Bowman
  25. Liberation Run by Tess Sharpe
  26. Firebird by Elizabeth Wein
  27. Deathless Divide by Justina Ireland
  28. All Your Twisted Secrets by Diana Urban
  29. Saga Volume Eight
  30. Saga Volume Nine
  31. I’m Not Dying With You Tonight by Gilly Segal & Kimberly Jones
  32. Year of the Witching by Alexis Henderson
  33. The Hidden Realms (BETA READ)
  34. The Calculating Stars by Robinette Kowal
  35. Until You Found Me (BETA READ) 25/08/20

What I Read: 2018, 2019


What I’m reading: 2019


Finished Books

  1. Forest of A Thousand Lanterns by Julie C Dao 01/16/19
  2. American Like Me by America Ferrera 01/31/19
  3. The Wave in the Mind by Ursula K. Le Guin 02/10/19
  4. Love, Hate & Other Filters by Samira Ahmed 02/16/19
  5. Two Can Keep a Secret by Karen McManus 02/23/19
  6. The Marrow Thieves by Cherie Dimaline 02/28/19
  7. The Love and Lies of Rukhsana Ali by Sabina Khan 03/08/19
  8. Captain Marvel Vol 1: Higher, Further, Faster, More by Kelly Sue DeConnick 03/10/19
  9. The Vanishing Stair by Maureen Johnson 03/16/19
  10. Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan 03/21/19
  11. Blackbird #4-6 by Jen Bartel & Sam Humphries 03/24/19
  12. Captain Marvel Vol 2: Stay Fly by Kelly Sue DeConnick 03/28/19
  13. On The Come Up by Angie Tomas 04/02/19
  14. For a Muse of Fire by Heidi Heilig 04/14/19
  15. The Everlasting Rose by Dhonielle Clayton 04/26/19
  16. A Darker Shade of Magic by VE Schwab 05/11/19
  17. A Gathering of Shadows by VE Schwab 05/27/19
  18. A Conjuring of Light by VE Schwab 06/19/19
  19. A Storm of Locusts by Rebecca Roanhorse 06/25/19
  20. Summer Bird Blue by Akemi Dawn Bowman 07/05/19
  21. There’s Something About Sweetie by Sadnhya Menon 07/08/19
  22. The Fever King by Victoria Lee 07/12/19
  23. Sawkill Girls by Claire Legrand 08/01/19
  24. Wilder Girls by Rory Power 08/21/19
  25. Undead Girl Gang by Lily Anderson 09/01/19
  26. Moonstruck Vol 1 by Grace Ellis 09/03/19
  27. Captain Marvel Vol 3 by Kelly Sue DeConnick 09/04/19
  28. Heavy Vinyl Vol 1 by Carly Usdin 09/04/19
  29. Her Royal Highness by Rachel Hawkins 09/14/19
  30. Wicked Saints by Emily Duncan 09/30/19
  31. Hunting Annabelle by Wendy Heard 10/15/19
  32. The Dragon Republic by RF Kuang 10/31/19
  33. This is How You Lose the Time War by Amal El-Mohtar, Max Gladstone 11/06/19
  34. The Luminous Dead by Caitlin Starling 11/10/19
  35. Far From You by Tess Sharpe 11/16/19
  36. A Kingdom for a Stage by Heidi Heilig 11/26/19
  37. Kingdom of the Blazing Phoenix by Julie C. Dao 12/9/19
  38. The Girl with the Red Balloon by Katherine Locke 12/16/19
  39. Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo
  40. Girls of Storm and Shadow by Natasha Ngan 12/31/19

What I Read: 2018


Books Read: 2018

I set out in 2018 to read more books than I had in 2017… which was to say more than a handful. To write well, I need to be well read, widely read. This year I managed 32 books, 11 of which were comics, 3 of which were novellas. I probably started another 3-5 which I didn’t finish. For the first time I’m letting myself set aside something I’m not enjoying instead of forcing my way through to the end. Overall it’s made my reading experience a lot more enjoyable. And I can honestly say I recommend pretty much everything on this list.

Next year I hope to write a little blurb review for each book I read, but as this list is already a little late, I figured I’d put it out there and focus on working forwards instead of back filling what I’d like to see done.

A Wrinkle in Time
by Madeline L’Engle (re-read)

The Amber Spyglass
by Philip Pulman (re-read)

The Girl From Everywhere
by Heidi Heilig

by Nnedi Okorafor

World of Wakanda
by Ta-Nehisi Coates & Roxane Gay

Binti: Home
by Nnedi Okorafor

Binti: Night Masquerade
by Nnedi Okorafor

Rat Queens, Volume 4
by Kurtis J. Wiebe (Author), Owen Gieni (Artist)

The Wilds, Issues 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
by Vita Ayala (Author), Danny Lore (Editor), Emily Pearson (Artist)

Let’s Talk About Love
by Claire Kann

by Akemi Dawn Bowman

Kim & Kim, Volume 2
by Magdalene Visaggio (Author), Katy Rex (Editor), Eva Cabrera (Artist), Claudia Aguirre (Artist), Zakk Saam (Artist), Tess Fowler (Artist)

Children of Blood and Bone
by Tomi Adeyemi

The Poppy War
by R.F. Kuang

The Gracekeepers
by Kirsty Logan

And I Darken
by Kiersten White

The Runaways, Volume 1
by Brian K. Vaughan (Author), Adrian Alphona (Illustrator), Takeshi Miyazawa (Illustrator)

Submerged, Issues 1, 2, 3, 4
by Vita Ayala (Author), Lisa Sterle (Artist)

Tomb Raider: Survivor’s Crusade, Issues 1, 2, 3, 4
by Jackson Lanzing (Author), Collin Kelly (Author), Ashley Woods (Illustrator), Mike Atiyeh (Illustrator), Hannah Fisher (Illustrator)

The Last of Us: American Dreams
by Faith Erin Hicks (Author, Illustrator), Neil Druckmann (Author)

Trail of Lightning
by Rebecca Roanhorse

Rat Queens, Volume 5
by Kurtis J. Wiebe (Author), Owen Gieni (Artist)

Heathen, Volume 1
by Natasha Alterici (Author, Illustrator), Tess Fowler (Illustrator), Tamra Bonvillain (Illustrator), Charles Martin (Editor), Rebecca Rutledge (Editor), Kristen Grace (Editor)

Truly Devious
by Maureen Johnson

The Ship Beyond Time
by Heidi Heilig

Dread Nation: Rise Up
by Justina Ireland

Sky in the Deep
by Adrienne Young

One of Us Is Lying
by Karen M. McManus

The Hate U Give
by Angie Thomas

The Runaways, Volume 2
By Brian K. Vaughn (Author), Adrian Alphona (Illustrator), Takeshi Miyazawa (Illustrator), Skottie Young (Illustrator)

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe
by Benjamin Alire Sáenz

Blackbird, Issues 1, 2, 3
by Sam Humphries (Author), Jen Bartel (Artist)