Summer Housekeeping

It’s been a while since I’ve updated the blog. I moved to a new place, started a new job, adopted a dog, and have been settling into the daily rhythm of fiction wrangling (i.e. writing a novel). I thought I’d immediately settle into a book blogging routine but it took me a few months to get my bearings and figure out how to make time for all the kinds of writing I care about.

So, seven months after starting this blog, I’m finally in a place where I’m able to update it regularly. (I promise!) When I started this blog, I wasn’t planning on posting a lot of book reviews, but looking back over my reading journal, I’ve changed my mind. There are twenty blog posts just sitting there–reviews of books that have moved me deeply and that I want to tell everyone I know to read.

For now, I’m starting there. Over the coming weeks, I’ll be posting reviews of some of the best books I’ve read this year. I’ve also just starting writing for Book Riot, which I am super excited about. This is certainly going to get me in the habit of writing about books all the time, so you can look forward to more blog posts here as well as pieces of mine over there.

2017 is more than halfway over, and since it’s been radio silence from me for most of those months, I leave you with the five best books I’ve read so far this year (in the order I read them), in anticipation of much more writing and reading to come.

Saga, Volume 1, Brian Vaughn & Fiona Staples

Nimona, Noelle Stevenson

The Goldfinch, Donna Tartt (audio–I cannot cannot CANNOT emphasize enough how incredible the audio of this book was)

The Art of Fielding, Chad Harbach (also audio–not as mind-blowing astounding as The Goldfinch, but still an excellent audiobook)

Insomniac City, Bill Hayes

It was a hard list to make. It’s been a great year for books so far.

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