June 2019 Wrap-Up

I edited a science fiction novel this month, and it was a fun read. Since that took up the majority of my time, I ended up reading a lot more poetry and shorter books to keep me motivated.

Read this month

  1. The Princess Saves Herself in This One by Amanda Lovelace
  2. Writing Picture Books by Ann Whitford Paul
  3. Pillow Thoughts by Courtney Peppernell
  4. Foundryside by Robert Jackson Bennett
  5. How to Write a Children’s Book by Katie Davis
  6. Neon Soul by Alexandra Elle
  7. World’s End (Sandman Vol. 8) by Neil Gaiman
  8. Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan
  9. Nomad by Jamie Nash
  10. One Word Kill by Mark Lawrence

Listen, I’m actually backdating this post. I had written my last two wrap-ups on my editing blog and completely forgot to do June as I was busy editing Nomad. However, I was starting to question the idea of writing about non-editing or non-writing books on that blog, so I’ve moved back over here. This way, I can write with a little more freedom and a little less stress. It is a hobby after all, and I don’t claim to edit these posts particularly well (sometimes I just like writing quickly and posting). So, I read these books. Some were pretty good, others less so. The usual, I think.

Did not finish

  • The Magic of Reculce by L.E. Modesitt Jr.
  • Internment by Samira Ahmed

Recluce was dreadfully slow and boring (much like the character), and I didn’t particularly like the constant use of the word “bitch” to describe one of the women. Interment was a great premise and an own-voices story I’d love to read. But the pacing was off, and some of the choices by characters made little sense.

Added tbr

  • Birthday by Meredith Russo
  • Imagerby L.E. Modesitt Jr.
  • Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo
  • The Near Witch by Victoria Schwab
  • The English and Their History by Robert Tombs
  • Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson
  • The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
  • Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
  • The Starless Sea  by Erin Morgenstern


As always, I’d love to hear what you are reading!

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