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Book from Year You Were Born: Masquerade
Notable Mentions of non-challenge books:

  • The Perfect Husband by Lisa Gardner

  • Adulthood is a Myth by Sarah Andersen

  • Lumberjanes Vol I and II

  • Kindred by Octavia Butler

  • Saving Fish from Drowning by Amy Tan

  • The Governess by Kristen McKendry (Goodreads win)

  • Joyland by Stephen King

  • The Good House by Tananarive Due

  • Quiet by Susan Cain

  • The Tresspasser by Tana French

  • Afterlife With Archie Vol I (made me cry, lol)

  • Welcome to Night Vale by Joseph Fink and Jeffery Cranor

  • Bitch Planet Vol I

  • Fugitive Pieces by Anne Michaels

  • The Club by A.L. Brooks (Goodreads win)

Favourite Books of the Year:

  • Kindred by Octavia Butler

  • The Good House by Tananarive Due

  • The Likeness by Tana French

  • The Tresspasser by Tana French

  • Ahab's Wife by Sena Jeter Naslund

  • Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay

I don't know, I read a lot of good books this year. I only gave Taltos by Anne Rice a one star rating, and even that was... entertaining in it's way.
I'm not really doing any challenges, but I will do themed months (not every month).
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Book by a Trans Author: Alabaster: Wolves
Book about Religion: Generation J
Play: Lady Windemere's Fan
Food Memoir: Julie and Julia
First in a Series by POC Writer: The Wrath of the Dawn
Book About Politics: Between the World and Me

Notable Mentions of non-challenge books:

  1. Miss Peregrines Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

  2. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (omg, wtf)

  3. Girl With All The Gifts by MC Carey

  4. The Kitchen God's Wife by Amy Tan

  5. The Princess Bride by William Goldman

  6. The Goblin Wood by Hilari Bell

  7. The Parcel by Anosh Irani (First Reads Giveaway)

  8. Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood

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Written by a South East Asian Author: The Ghost Bride by Yangzee Choo
Biography: The Girl Who Walked Home Alone by Charlotte Chandler
Feminist: Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi
Science: Cosmos by Carl Sagan (still currently reading)
Set in the Middle East: A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini

Notable Mentions of non-challenge books:

  1. Laika by Nick Abadzis

  2. Step Aside, Pops by Kate Beaton

  3. The Assisstants by Camille Perri (goodreads win)

  4. more of the Dublin Murder Squad series

  5. A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness

  6. Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston

  7. The Master of Blacktower by Barbara Michaels (must get more gothic romance, even if it's trashy)

  8. The Boss by Abigail Barnette

  9. The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank

I've been thinking of a scene in Freedom Writers (one of the more condescending white teacher+black/brown students movies), it goes like: the students are reading Diary of a Young Girl. One girl excitedly says something like "OMG, do Peter and Anne hook up?" The movie is about the poor education system, so you can't blame students for not knowing much about the Holocaust. BUT how does Hilary Swanks character reply? Something like "You just have to keep reading and find out... [smirk]"

I didn't think of it much back then, but now I'm like WTF?! This isn't Gone Girl!
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Book under 100 pages: Grumpy Cat Book
Read Aloud: The Catkins Diet (read to my cats)
Middle Grade: Blubber by Judy Blume
Mental Illness: The Crooked Heart of Mercy by Billie Livingston (First Reads win)
Book over 500 pages: The Passage by Justin Cronin
Horror: Book of the Damned by Tanith Lee
Read Book/Watch Movie: Under the Skin by Michael Faber (book was really good, movie was okay)
Audiobook: O Pioneers! by Willa Cather (the category is supposed to be audiobooks that won an award, but I can't download certain books yet)
Book set before 1900s: Ahab's Wife by Sena Jeter Naslund (a fave)
Non-superhero comic published recently: Rat Queens
Post-Apocalyptic and/or Dystopia: Galapagos by Kurt Vonnegut
Essays: Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay

Notable Mentions of non-challenge books:

  1. Friends with Boys by Faith Erin Hicks

  2. Are You My Mother? by Alison Bechdel

  3. Emiko Superstar by Mariko Tamaki

  4. The Plain Janes by Cecil Castellucci and Jim Rugg

  5. Embroideries by Marjane Satrapi

  6. Through the Woods by Emily Carroll

  7. The Dublin Murder Squad series

  8. The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan

  9. Black London: Life Before Emancipation by Gretchen Holbrook Gerzina


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