If I’m honest, it’s been a bit of a rough month for blogging! I’ve done a lot of reading that I’ve really enjoyed, but I’ve had a hard time either getting ahead on blogging or making myself sit down and write posts on weekday evenings. I’m happy to report that I’m currently writing this post two days in advance, so progress! I’m also excited to report that I have actually done some reading for the few challenges I’ve picked out and done some writing non-review posts, so that’s progress too. Here’s what that meant for my reading this month:
I’ve read 9 books in January – not a bad start! I am reading less than I was in grad school by 2 or 3 books a month, but I’ve planned my goals accordingly and so feel on track. I did also pick up Dumplin for Platypier’s diverse reading challenge. I tried to read The Unwinding for Rachel’s understanding the election challenge, but it was a DNF for me. Too many anecdotes, not enough facts! And, last but not least, I’m definitely happy with my review ratio, so hopefully I can keep that up.
- The Slow Waltz of Turtles
- Our Man in Charleston
- Storm in a Teacup
- The Oregon Trail
- The Winter in Anna
- The Lost City of the Monkey God
- Furry Logic
My top post this month was my Futuristic Friday review and giveaway of Storm in a Teacup, a book about everyday physics that I really loved. Yay!
Next month, I’m hoping to get started on Rachel’s other challenge, reading around the world in 80 books. I’m also planning on reading at least one book for Platypire’s diverse reading challenge (theme – black history month). We’ll be taking a break from the Nonfiction Book Club, but I’m looking forward to starting up again in March with better organization. I’m also excited to report that in March, I will be hosting the Women in Science Read-along again, so look for more news on that in February! I’m currently not involved in any February events, so let me know if there are any you’d recommend!