Tag: monthly wrap-up

My July Reading Wrap-Up

July was a busy, stormy month. It began in California where I visited Catalina for the first time and rode in a (small) July 4th parade.  It ended with seeing Hamilton with friends. And in between there was rain. Lots of it. Here’s what I read in July: Elizabeth is Missing by Emma Healey Eleanor…

My May Reading Wrap-Up

May was a really busy month, with a trip to Northern California and another to nearby Williamsburg and Virginia Beach.  Both trips were revitalizing – in California we visited Sonoma and my in-laws, tasted lots of wine, and fantasized about retiring there.  In Virginia Beach, we got to tour a Navy carrier, visited friends, and…

My April Reading Wrap-Up

April was a good reading month, and otherwise uneventful, unless you count our cat having to go to the vet twice and being put on blood pressure medication (she’s okay but getting older – sigh). What I read in April: The Vain Conversation by Anthony Grooms An American Marriage by Tayari Jones Burn Bright by…

My March Reading Wrap-Up

I read a lot in March, although some of that was for work (I’ve counted the books here because they were interesting, and I’ll write about them soon).  Also, because I picked up way too many ARCs in March. March was a good month for me personally, despite the craziness in the world.  We celebrated…

My December Reading Wrap-Up

December was one of my best months for reading.  All those best-of lists pushed me to read a few books I’d been wanting for a while.  Nothing disappointed in December, from the thought-provoking We Were Eight Years in Power to Neil Gaiman’s Norse Mythology to Celeste Ng’s fantastic followup novel Little Fires Everywhere.  I’m also glad to…

My November Reading Wrap-Up

November was a good month.  I visited my family in Phoenix for an early Thanksgiving, and then the husband and I had a quiet (and easy) Thanksgiving at home. We had November elections in Virginia, which I was dreading but all turned out well!  We have a smart, capable governor who cares about the things…

My October Reading Wrap-Up

Happy Halloween, readers! Hope you’re doing something fun tonight, whether it’s trick-or-treating with the kids or engaging in more adult festivities.  No such fun for me- I’ll be working late and recovering from the nasty cold I picked up from the husband last weekend. Wah wah…. In October we thought a lot about the devastating…

My September Reading Wrap-Up

I can’t complain about September; we had a great time traveling around Spain and visiting our friends in London.  I learned a ton about Spanish history and current political events, and I’ve been fascinated by the push for independence in Catalonia and the horrible way the country handled yesterday’s referendum. It was a difficult month…