Sunday, April 30, 2023

April 2023 Reading Stats and Booktube Activity

I went through a lot of books this month! Out of 51, these are the best (in alphabetical order):

A Is for Bee: An Alphabet Book in Translation by Ellen Heck

Birnam Wood by Eleanor Catton

Brown Girls by Daphne Palasi Andreades

Butts: A Backstory by Heather Radke; audiobook read by Emily Tremaine

Old Babes in the Woods: Stories by Margaret Atwood

Permafrost by Eva Baltasar; translated by Julia Sanches

Remember by Joy Harjo and Michaela Goade

The Tender Narrator by Olga Tokarczuk; translated by Jennifer Croft and Antonia Lloyd-Jones

Thick Skin: Field Notes From a Sister in the Brotherhood by Hilary Peach

The Third Person by Emma Grove

Thistlefoot by GennaRose Nethercott; audiobook read by January Lavoy

Unraveling: What I Learned About Life From Shearing Sheep, Dyeing Wool and Making the World's Ugliest Sweater by Peggy Ornstein; audiobook read by the author

Wash Day Diaries by Jamila Rowser and Robyn Smith

Welcome to St Hell: My Trans Teen Misadventure by Lewis Hancox

What Feelings Do When No One's Looking by Tina Oziewicz and Aleksandra Zajac; translated by Jennifer Croft

These are the two I didn't finish:
April readathons on booktube:

Trans Girl April - I read 13 books by trans and nonbinary authors
Picture This - I read 14 picture books (actually more, but I didn't count them all)
People April - I read 10 books of memoir or biography, including the group read, The Five
Read Across Canada - Manitoba - I haven't yet read the one I chose (Wild Geese)

My goal to read from my own shelves: I read 4 (all purchased in 2023)

Booktube uploads:

Thursday, April 6, 2023

March 2023 Reading Stats and Booktube Uploads


Best Books of March:

Alberta Alone by Cora Sandel; translated by Elizabeth Rokkan

The Lost Century by Larissa Lai

Thank You, Mr Nixon: Stories by Gish Jen

I Have Some Questions for You by Rebecca Makkai; audiobook read by Julia Whelan and JD Jackson

The Fabric of Civilization: How Textiles Made the World by Virginia Postrel; audiobook read by Caroline Cole

Antigone Rising: the Subversive Power of the Ancient Myths by Helen Morales

Hijab Butch Blues by Lamya H; audiobook read by Ashraf Shirazi

Ma and Me: A Memoir by Putsata Reang

Free: A Child and a Country at the End of History by Lea Ypi; audiobook read by Rachel Babbage and the author

The Power of the Powerless by Vaclav Havel, translated by Paul Wilson

This Strange Visible Air: Essays on Aging and the Writing Life by Sharon Butala

Booktube Uploads in March:

Books I Did Not Finish: