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Month in review

Reviews
Allegedly by Tiffany D. Jackson
Before There Was Mozart by Lesa Cline-Ransome
Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson
A Castle On Viola Street by Dyanne Disalvo
Charlie Anderson by Barbara Abercrombie
City of the Lost by Kelley Armstrong
Clover's Luck by Kallie George
Demon Volume 2 by Jason Shiga
Except the Dying by Maureen Jennings
Felix the Railway Cat by Kate Moore
Flora and the Peacocks by Molly Idle
Giant Days, Volume 2 by John Allison
Happy Birthday, Babymouse by Jennifer L. Holm
In the Beginning... by Arnaud Plumeri
The James: From Iron Gate to the Sea by Blair Niles
Just Us Women by Jeannette Franklin Caines
Knit Your Own Murder by Monica Ferris
The Last of August by Brittany Cavallaro
Memory and Dream by Charles de Lint
My Secret Guide to Paris by Lisa Schroeder
No Longer at Ease by Chinua Achebe
On Mother's Lap by Ann Herbert Scott
Peril in Paperback by Kate Carlisle
The Princess in Black Takes a Vacation by Shannon Hale
The Red Pencil by Andrea Davis Pinkney
Saturdays at Sea by Jessica Day George
The Specific Ocean by Kyo Maclear
The Sword of Summer by Rick Riordan
Voltron: Legendary Defender, Volume 1 by Tim Hedrick
We Found A Hat by Jon Klassen
Zinnia: How the Corn Was Saved by Patricia Hruby Powell

Miscellaneous
Books about cats written by women
February 2017 ROOB and other news
Inclusive reading in February 2017
It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (March 20)
It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (March 27)

Previous month

Rating System

5 stars: Completely enjoyable or compelling
4 stars: Good but flawed
3 stars: Average
2 stars: OK
1 star: Did not finish

Reading Challenges

My Kind of Mystery Reading Challenge 2017 February - January 2017-8



Inclusive reading in February 2017: 03/01/17

Inclusive reading in February 2017

As the own voices piece of the book blogosphere is still contentious among readers and authors alike, I am sticking with the broader term of "inclusive." I am including in this umbrella term any author or book that realistically features characters who are not like me (white, middle class, able-bodied American). That means that some white middle class authors/books from other countries might get categorized here too. In this category I am also including lgbta+ narratives, ones that feature disabled characters, or stories of other marginalized people. My over all reading was down in January. A combination of two bad colds and then the worst seasonal allergies I've ever slowed down my reading. Percentage wise too, there is a dip from fifty-seven percent inclusive reading in January to forty-six percent. It's still though significantly higher then were it was a year ago where only a quarter of what I read was inclusive.

Bar graph about reading Reviewing of inclusive books also dipped, down to thirty-nine percent from forty-five percent, but is still up form last year's thirty percent. Looking ahead to planned reviews, I see roughly fifty percent of those currently scheduled being inclusive.

Bar graph about reviewing

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