Thursday, November 30, 2023

November 2023 Reading Stats and Booktube Uploads

Still settling in to our new home in Victoria -- we moved six weeks ago. I read lots of picture books and books by Indigenous authors this month.

Favourite books in November (in alphabetical order):

The Adversary by Michael Crummey

And Then She Fell by Alicia Elliott; audiobook read by Jenna Clause and Cherri Maracle

Bea Wolf by Zach Weinersmith and Boulet

Denison Avenue by Christina Wong and Daniel Innes

Do You Remember by Sydney Smith

The English Understand Wool by Helen DeWitt

Farm & Folk Quilt Alchemy: A High-Country Guide to Natural Dyeing and Making Heirloom Quilts from Scratch by Sara Larson Buscaglia

Genderqueer by Maia Kobabe

Like Smoke, Like Light by Yukimi Ogawa

Misbelief: What Makes Rational People Believe Irrational Things by Dan Ariely; audiobook read by Simon Jones

My Brilliant Friend: The Graphic Novel; from the novel by Elena Ferrante; adapted by Chiara Lagani and Mara Cerri; translated by Ann Goldstein

The Mysteries by Bill Watterson and John Kascht

Pink Mountain Nights by Jen Ferguson; audiobook read by Julie Lumsden, Aaliya Warbus, Kimberly Woods & Shaun Taylor-Corbett

Sunshine: How One Camp Taught Me About Life, Death and Hope: A Graphic Novel by Jarrett Krosoczka

Unearthing: A Story of Tangled Love and Family Secrets by Kyo Maclear; audiobook read by the author

Upstream: Selected Essays by Mary Oliver; audiobook read by Hala Alyan, Joy Sullivan & Kate Bear

Did Not Finish: Chain-Gang All-Stars. My emotions have been close the the surface this month and this story about imprisoned queer women fighting each other to the death for the entertainment of others was just too visceral, especially in audiobook format.

Reading event participation: 

Nonfiction November - 13 books
Ernaux-vember - 1 book
Indigenous Heritage Month - 7 books
Read Across Canada Challenge - 
        The Adversary by Michael Crummey for Newfoundland (October)
        Nothing yet for Yukon (November) but I plan to read Care Of by Ivan Coyote

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Wednesday, November 1, 2023

October 2023 Reading Stats and Booktube Uploads

    I saw a difference in my reading that reflects the stress of moving from Alberta to BC this month: mainly that I was fussier about what caught my interest (and abandoned three books), and also was more interested in visual narratives. Another thing is that I only made three YouTube videos in October; just not enough time for everything!

Best books that I read in October (in alphabetical order):

Lizzy and the Cloud by Eric Fan and Terry Fan

Lesser Known Monsters of the 21st Century by Kim Fu

The Vaster Wilds by Lauren Groff; audiobook read by January LaVoy

A Stone Is Most Precious Where It Belongs by Gulchehra Hoja; audiobook read by Sarah Suzuk

Namwayut--We Are All One: A Pathway to Reconciliation by Chief Robert Joseph; audiobook read by Dr Evan Adams

Women of the Fur Trade by Frances Koncan

Boys Weekend by Mattie Lubchansky

Western Lane by Chetna Maroo

The House by Paco Roca; translated by Andrea Rosenberg

Wrinkles by Paco Roca; translated by Erica Mena

A First Time for Everything by Dan Santat

The Wolf Suit by Sid Sharp

111 Trees: How One Village Celebrates the Birth of Every Girl by Rina Singh and Mariana Ferrer

Boobies by Nancy Vo

When You Can Swim by Jack Wong


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