Well, it’s officially summer! I hate the heat, so I am longing for the slightly cooler months of September and October already. But hey, with the summer comes new opportunities for me – when you’re reading this post, I will have moved to my new home near to London! I’m so excited to be close to my friends, my job, and live in a place where there are actually things to do.
Top 5 Recommendation:
- 100 books – I’ve read 78 books so far this year! That’s 30 books ahead of schedule.
- Continue to read diversely – Yup, I’ve been reading books with queer characters, Deaf characters, and characters of colour.
- Read more independently published/self-published authors – I read Double Exposure by Chelsea M. Cameron
- Try to read more genres – I read a couple of romances, sci-fi, horror, and of course contemporary.
- Try to re-read a childhood favourite once a month – I have discontinued this goal. There are just so many things to read, and while I very much enjoyed the children’s books that I re-read, I just can’t do it every month.
- Try to read one graphic novel a month – I read This One Summer and Heartstopper.
- Try to post three times a week – lol this really didn’t happen
- Increase Netgalley score – 63%. Ughhhh.
Every month I’m also going to update you with what books I’ve read for YARC (Year of the Asian Challenge!). This month I read: There’s Something About Sweetie, The Diving Pool, and This One Summer bringing my total up to 17. I have officially exceeded my target, and won the Philippine tarsier badge AND the Indian cobra badge!
Queers Gone By:
- Read a book written or set during 1985-present day: There’s Something About Sweetie by Sandhya Menon
- Read a book with a Black female MC: Queenie by Candice Carty-Williams
- Read a book with a pansexual main character: Double Exposure by Chelsea M. Cameron
- Read a dystopian or sci-fi novel: The Last by Hanna Jameson
- Read a book written or set during 1907-1954: Pulp by Robin Talley (it’s 1955, so CLOSE ENOUGH)
- Read a graphic novel: This One Summer by Mariko Tamaki and Jillian Tamaki
- Read a book with an aesthetically pleasing cover: Summer of Salt by Katrina Leno
- Continued with therapy – hahahaha yeah that didn’t happen this month.
- Planned at least one exciting thing a month – well we are MOVINGGGG so that is very exciting!