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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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