Reading Overview & Genre Breakdown
Books read in April: 13
Books read YTD: 62
Fiction Titles: 12
- 12 Romance (5 historical romance, 6 contemporary romance, 1 historical paranormal)
Non-Fiction Titles: 1
- 1 Scientific Journalism/Personal History
Poetry Titles: 1
- N/A - Once again, I only read one non-fiction book this month, and I'll be damned if I let it win by default, because it was self-aggrandizing and tone-deaf Kindle Single about Henrietta Lacks, written by the journalist who originally broke the story. I only bought it because I can't afford The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks at the moment, but I wish I hadn't.
- Mumbai & Fatehpur - Girl from Fatehpur by Sarita Varma
- France in the reign of Louis XIV - The Princess and the Diamonds by Lila DiPasqua
- Hell (yes, you read that right) - Happily Ever Afterlives by Olivia Waite
- Bernie from The Undateable by Sarah Title - A great unlikeable heroine
- Nate & Robyn from Perv by Dakota Gray - They're the dirty, fucked up couple you didn't know you needed in your life. Nate's your classic playboy with a fresh twist, but Robyn's not buying his practiced routine.
- Gabriel from Devil in Spring by Lisa Kleypas - Come on, he's Evie and Sebastian's son. It was genetically impossible for him not to be kick-ass, but he endeared himself to me in the way he dealt with Pandora's worries about losing her legal personhood.
From the Internet this Month
- Viet Thanh Nguyen Reveals How Writer's Workshops Can Be Hostile by Viet Thanh Nguyen at The New York Times - On Writer's Workshops as a construct that normalises and institutionalises Westernness, whiteness and masculinity
- Mapping the Fairy-tale Heroine's Journey by Theodora Goss
- Not Your Belly, Not Your Business: On Serena Williams, Reproduction and Athleticism by Jenn Jackson at Bitch Media
- How the Covers of Your Favourite Romance Novels Get Made by Eliza Thompson at Comsopolitan
- The Female Gaze through 70 Years of Magnum by Giles Tremlett at the Guardian
- Tradition and Superstition: The Jinn in the Family Closet by Karuna Riazi at Tor.com