August was such a strange but lovely month. I took time to enjoy being a newlywed, and then I started getting ready to go back to work, despite there being a heck of a lot procrastination involved in that as well. I’m very good at procrastinating. I did, however, end up doing a fair bit of reading, and some particularly good reading. It was an excellent month all told.
January was a pretty good month. It was definitely a month with a lot of pre-orders so I got lots and lots of book mail, which was exciting. I evern chipped away at reading some of those books, which was extra fun. It was also a really good reading month. My students were very helpful in encouraging me to read a book for each day of the month. I didn’t quite succeed in that, but I read a lot, and I read a lot of very good things. You’ll find what I’ve read below, along with the books hauled.
December was also a busy month, and I think by this time I was feeling a little burnt out from the year. My course was all wrapped up at the start of the month. Then I celebrated my birthday and it was Christmas and my family was visiting. I didn’t get as muhc reading done as I wanted but I read some good stuff anyways. Let’s just dive into it!
September was a hectic month, but it always is when you consider that it’s back to school for me as a teacher. However, I also was taking a course, which was wrapping up, and then I started another one, which overlapped with that first one. It makes for a busy time of year. Fortunately, I was still able to get some reading in. I also picked up some books that I am very excited about.
August wasn’t my best reading month. I did read some interesting books, but I felt like I was in a bit of a reading slump for a good part of the month. It couldn’t be helped. I was also busy and had a lot of course work. I did end up reading 20 books, and I hauled one. You’ll find them below the cut.
**Disclaimer: I recieved a free teaser eARC of But I Live by Miriam Libicki through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thanks to the publishers and NetGalley for this opportunity.
But I Live: Three Stories of Child Survivors of the Holocaust by Miriam Libicki is a collection of graphic novellas about children who survived the Holocaust. The eARC is read was a sneak peak that contained just the first novella. I rated it four stars on Goodreads. It is set to be published on May 24th, 2022.
I had a pretty good reading month in March. I’m really satisfied with the things that I read, though I do wish that I had been able to read even more since I was off for spring break. I had wanted to do a 24 hour readathon on my own, but I never got around to it. Things just got a bit too busy. Oh well. Let’s jump into everything I hauled and read in March!
November was a really interesting month for me. I read a lot of books, but I also didn’t have nearly as much time for reading as I usually do as I started a course on becoming a teacher librarian. It’s really interesting, but with that on top of teaching full time, I didn’t get as much reading as I wanted to done. However, I’m still happy with what I read. Let’s jump into it.
June didn’t have a good feeling reading month wise for me. I read a good amount of books, but I just felt a lot less productive reading wise than I usually do. It was also end of the school year wrap up time so that added a bit of stress to the plate and made it so I had less time to read than usual. There was a lot that piled up this month on my to do list.
It’s been just about six months since my birthday, so I thought it would be a good time to do a quick update on how many books from my 29 Reads for My 29th Year post. If I have read it, I’ll give it a quick review.