R.O.W.E. January Reading Round-Up

I’m Brianna Kratz, a Chicago poet and reader. In 2016 I'm reading only women authors for my Read Only Women Experiment (R.O.W.E.). For weekly updates on challenges, conversations, and book searches; monthly round-ups on books I’ve read during a given month, keep up with me via Goodreads or Twitter.

Literary kitty. Photo courtesy Andrew Gingerich. Literary kitty. Photo courtesy Andrew Gingerich.

This month, I finished a couple books I'd started in the tail end of 2015.

  1. The Sleeping Beauty by: Mercedes Lackey (LUNA - Harlequin)
  2. Full Frontal Feminism by: Jessica Valenti (Seal Press)
  3. Writing Down the Bones by: Natalie Goldberg (Shambhala)
  4. Dragon Rider by: Cornelia Funke (Chicken House)
  5. Save Me the Waltz by: Zelda Fitzgerald
  6. Exquisite Corpse by: Pénélope Bagieu (First Second)
  7. Geek Love by: Katherine Dunn (Alfred A. Knopf)
  8. The Weight of Silence by: Heather Gudenkauf (MIRA)
  9. Alif, the Unseen by: G. Willow Wilson (Grove Press)
  10. The Girl Who Fell from the Sky by: Heidi W. Durrow (Algonquin Books)
Looking at my reads from January, I noticed that 8/10 of my books were published in the 21st century and 8/10 books were written by Americans. Though an unsurprising result, I plan on proceeding through the year being more conscious of the nationality and publishing date of the books I read. In the month of February, I am dedicating myself to reading romance in honor of Valentine's Day. I'm a newbie when it comes to the romance genre, so if you have any recommendations, I'd love to hear from you! Currently reading: Absolutely, Positively by: Heather Webber
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Brianna Kratz

Brianna Kratz has a B.A. in English Writing from Illinois Wesleyan University where she learned the importance of "the poetic turn," the difference between thee and you, and how to read Middle English. She lives on the Internet where you can find her on Twitter and Lens & Ink.