Best Book You’ve Read So Far
This Will Be My Undoing by Morgan Jerkins – This is a fantastic memoir about what it means to be a black feminist in America.
Best Sequel You’ve Read So Far
The Radical Element edited by Jessica Spotswood – I love the Tyranny of Petticoats series and this is the second book. It’s fun and empowering. Highly recommend.
New Release You Haven’t Read Yet, But Want To
Ginger Kid by Steve Hofstetter and Bearskin by McLaughlin – Hofstetter is one of my favorite comedians and McLaughlin’s book is perfect for my vacation in the mountains next month.
Most Anticipated Release For Second Half of the year
My Own Devices by Dessa and World’s Seen in Passing: 10 Years of Tor.com Short Fiction – I’m broke AF and still pre-ordered these. I’m middling at bring an adult.
Unbury Carol by Josh Malerman – This was sold as a woman who is comatose and buried alive. It was not. I have a full review/rant here.
Quiet Girl in a Noisy World by Debbie Tung – I discovered this at a Little Free Library and really enjoyed it. It was relatable, funny, and heartfelt. A must read for those looking to understand introverts.
Favourite New Author
Morgan Jerkins – Her book was a brilliant and nuanced take on what it means to be a black woman in America. I can’t wait to read more of what she has to say.
Newest Fictional Crush
Black Panther: World Of Wakanda – Crushes on fictional characters aren’t really a thing I do but the Dora Milaje were pretty fantastic.
Newest Favourite Character
Manfried the Man by Caitlin Major – I’m really amused by all the little naked human men in this story. They say “Hey” and shake hands.
Book That Made You Cry
This Is Where It Ends by Marieke Nijkamp – I don’t cry easily but this brought out all the feels. It’s a multi-person perspective of a high school shooting. It’s beautiful, heartbreaking, and important.
Book That Made You Happy
Big Mushy Happy Lump by Sarah Andersen – Her comics are silly and fun. I just adore them.
Favourite Book To Movie Adaptation You Saw This Year
I am terrible about seeing things in theaters. I meant to see Ready Player One but it didn’t happen. Does Black Panther count? Let’s go with that.
Favorite Review You’ve Written This Year
And Now We Have Everything by Meaghan O’Connell – This book is an important and interesting take on motherhood but never acknowledges the place of privilege it comes from.
Most Beautiful Book You Bought So Far This Year
Doctor Who: Tales Of Terror and the hardback of The Essex Serpent – I love the cover of the latter and the former is a naked hardback with lots of metallic detail.
What Books Do You Need To Read By The End of The Year
Any Man by Amber Tamblyn
Rising Out of Hate by Eli Slaslow
Bearskin by James McLaughlin
War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
I’m not making this list any longer because there are so many gorram books I need to read.