In October 2017 we went on a little book-buying spree, our last book purchase of the year. In the past, I’ve posted about book hauls and then never reviewed any substantial portion of the books. It takes long time for me to post reviews (I have about a two month turn-around time assuming nothing else comes up). However, I felt bad about posting pictures of the awesome books on my shelf and then never reviewing them.
One of my 2018 goals is to read and review more historical fiction. When I set this goal, I knew I had approximately 10 books in the genre waiting. So I decided to make a TBR. After gathering all the books from around the house, I was shocked to see that I had 30 books to review!
Before we get started, I should probably state two things. First, this is not a recommended list – just what I’m planning to read. Second, I wrote this list quite a while ago (it was challenging to get cover pictures for all the books and still the whole list won’t load all the photos…) so since then I’ve found a few more. I’ve even written reviews for a few on this list! Continue reading “Historical Fiction Roundup & TBR”
The final 2017 roundup catches all the other categories – graphic novels, authors, and board books.
My favorite of the nonfiction books I reviewed in 2017.
Yup, I’m not posting this until well into 2018. In 2017 I reviewed 98 books (plus 10 board books) and so many of them were so good. It took me a month just to narrow it down this far… I just love all the books!
Here were our 14 favorite nonfiction books in 2017.
Favorite fiction reads of 2017, from picture books to adult novels.
Five books set in Africa that I’ve read, and six on my shelves that I plan to read.
I posted in my entry for the NonFiction Reading Challenge that my first goal is to read 10 books about Africa, set in Africa, or written by members of the African diaspora.
The list of all my Target picks so far, some stats about them, and the plan for 2018.
In December 2016 I started an experiment. Every month, I would purchase a diverse book from Target. I didn’t have a timeframe for reading or reviewing them and there was no particular genre or age level.
Some were books I’d heard of or been anticipating, others were books I simply picked because they had a POC on the cover, the title was diverse, or the author was a POC. I did occasionally see a few books which I already owned, and didn’t rebuy those. While most were books I wouldn’t have picked outside of this challenge, I never chose a book that I thought I would dislike.