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.
This month, I finished a couple books I’d started in the tail end of 2015.
- The Sleeping Beauty by: Mercedes Lackey (LUNA – Harlequin)
- Full Frontal Feminism by: Jessica Valenti (Seal Press)
- Writing Down the Bones by: Natalie Goldberg (Shambhala)
- Dragon Rider by: Cornelia Funke (Chicken House)
- Save Me the Waltz by: Zelda Fitzgerald
- Exquisite Corpse by: Pénélope Bagieu (First Second)
- Geek Love by: Katherine Dunn (Alfred A. Knopf)
- The Weight of Silence by: Heather Gudenkauf (MIRA)
- Alif, the Unseen by: G. Willow Wilson (Grove Press)
- 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