A biweekly post updated every other Wednesday detailing my current reading projects and what new titles I’ve added to my to-read list. Title links go to Goodreads, and if you have an account there feel free to friend me! I’d love to see what you’re reading and/or planning to read.
Books Finished: 1
Title: What Alice Forgot
Author: Liane Moriarity
Date Added: July 24, 2021
Date Started: August 9, 2021
I breezed through this because it was impossible to put down. It’s one of the only times I’ve finished a library book without having to renew at all. My notes for it are still thankfully there (Kindle retains it even after the book is returned), so I should be able to write my review when I eventually get around to it (if I don’t wind up picking the book up).
While I have some mixed feelings about the end, this was ultimately an amazing novel where not only the main character’s story held my interest. I may have even been more engaged with Alice’s sister Elisabeth, because some of the things she wrote to her therapist could have been taken straight from my head.
I usually only read Kindle books on my lunch break, but I not only broke that rule, I wound up staying up until all hours of the night on the weekend to read one more chapter, and then one more again. There are some CWs I need to give for miscarriage and infertility so be advised there.
Title: Women, Monstrosity and Horror Film: Gynaehorror
Author: Erin Harrington
Date Added: July 20, 2019
Date Started: June 29, 2021
I got so many notes from just the introduction alone, so this is not on hold due to any negative reason, but rather because there are too many things I need to read for my research lol. Again, I have no idea what the rotation will be, but I will certainly be coming back to this.
Title: Maternal Horror Film: Melodrama and Motherhood
Author: Sarah Arnold
Date Added: July 20, 2019
Date Started: August 17, 2021
The first piece of media Arnold mentions is Psycho, because you can’t talk about motherhood related horror with talking about Psycho. It’s like the quintessential work that examplifies the paradigm, and I’m honestly shocked I still haven’t watched Psycho, because there are so many shared motif beats in FFVII but eh I’ll get to it (just like I’ll get to everything else).
Title: The Wind’s Twelve Quarters
Series: Hainish Cycle
Author: Ursula K. Le Guin
Date Added: August 30, 2014
Date Started: July 26, 2021
I really liked “Nine Lives,” which is not about cats, but was still quite excellent.
Title: The Oedipus Trilogy
Series: The Theban Plays
Date Added: July 25, 2020
Date Started: March 18, 2021
I finished up the second play, which I really liked. Don’t get me wrong Oedipus Rex is classic and a major research source, but Oedipus at Colonus had a bit more happening. It could also be because I’d never read it before so it was something new.
Title: A Sky Beyond the Storm
Series: An Ember in the Ashes
Author: Sabaa Tahir
Date Added: November 1, 2020
Date Started: March 17, 2021
I have to go back to my usual complaint with this novel: I haven’t had the time to read it even though it grows more interesting by the page.
I need to start figuring out what I’m going to work on during my two week vacation. I think I should try to get over the hump of my WIP’s first chapter.
I’m two books ahead in my reading challenge so I’m pretty sure I’m going to make it before the end of the year. I definitely need to read some manga/graphic novels, which I keep saying, but then I keep reading more physical novels lol. After I finish Ember, I’ll try to make good on that promise.