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Wednesday, March 1, 2017

My month in review: February

The Month in Review meme is hosted by Kathryn at Book Date.

So if you're really astute, you'll notice that the books I've read this month are mostly one publisher: MacMillan. I got a job! I started as a field sales rep for MacMillan! This means I will mostly be reading MacMillan books for the rest of the year, I'll continue listening to a lot of audios, and my reading will drop down from my current crazy-high levels. Partly that will be due to having to read just chunks, 20-50 pages, or dozens of books instead of reading complete books. I'll also be reading a lot of picture books which I don't track. And I know the FCC doesn't like us promoting products we benefit from, so like I did when I worked at Soho Press, I will note the MacMillan books as ones from my publisher. And my reviews will be a little more sporadic, as my schedule is a bit wonky.

Books completed this month: 
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz
Can't We Talk about Something More Pleasant? by Roz Chast
Before the Fall by Noah Hawley
Rise: How a House Built a Family by Cara Brookins
Goodbye, Vitamin by Rachel Khong
Love Warrior by Glennon Doyle Melton (audio)
I Contain Multitudes: The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life by Ed Yong
Good Night, Mr. Wodehouse by Faith Sullivan
Do No Harm: Stories of Life, Death, and Brain Surgery by Henry Marsh (audio)
Schadenfreude, A Love Story: Me, the Germans, and 20 Years of Attempted Transformations, Unfortunate Miscommunications, and Humiliating Situations That Only They Have Words For by Rebecca Schuman
Landline by Rainbow Rowell
Brief Histories of Everyday Objects by Andy Warner
If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo (audio)

Books I am currently reading/listening to: 
Glass House: The 1% Economy and the Shattering of the All-American Town by Brian Alexander
Radical Candor: Be a Kickass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity by Kim Malone Scott
The Bullfighter Checks Her Makeup: My Encounters With Extraordinary People by Susan Orlean
Up in the Old Hotel by Joseph Mitchell

What I acquired this month:
From Kristen (BookNAround) from Winter Institute, yay! So many fun and exciting books that are coming out in the next few months! I will be getting a jump on 2017 with these books:
The Futilitarians: Our Year of Thinking, Drinking, Grieving, and Reading by Anne Gisleson
The Reminders by Val Emmich
Mrs. Fletcher by Tom Perrotta
Careergasm: Find Your Way to Feel-Good Work by Sarah Vermunt
Tower Dog: Life Inside the Deadliest Job in America by Douglas Scott Delaney
What To Do About The Solomons by Bethany Ball
Deviate: Why Disrupting What We See Leads to Innovation by Beau Lotto
The Lotterys Plus One by Emma Donoghue
The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America's Shining Women by Kate Moore
Pretend We Are Lovely: A Novel by Noley Reid
Spoonbenders by Daryl Gregory
Radical Candor: Be a Kickass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity by Kim Malone Scott
Miss You by Kate Eberlen
Small Hours by Jennifer Kitses
Goodbye, Vitamin by Rachel Khong
Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
Our Little Racket by Angelica Baker
Anything Is Possible by Elizabeth Strout
Just Fly Away by Andrew McCarthy

1 comment:

Nise' said...

Congrats on the new job. Happy reading.