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Road Narrative Update for August 2019: 09/05/19

Road Narrative Update for September 2019 2019

I covered 16 narratives in the spectrum. That includes 13 reviews and 3 books still needing to review. I'm taking a break right now from writing essays to focus on reading.

Placement of the books read, reviewed, and essays written in August 2019. Click to see a larger version
Placement of the books read and reviewed in August. Click to see a larger version

  1. FFFF99: Emily the Strange: The 13th Hour by Rob Reger and Buzz Parker
  2. CC6633: The Grief Keeper by Alexandra Villasante
  3. CC00FF: All of Us with Wings by Michelle Ruiz Keil
  4. 99CCFF: Gideon Falls, Vol. 1: The Black Barn by Jeff Lemire
  5. 99CC99: This Is How You Lose the Time War by Amal El-Mohtar and Max Gladstone
  6. 66CC66: The Boy from Tomorrow by Camille DeAngelis
  7. 669966: Lions and Liars by Kate Beasley
  8. 666666: Clock Dance by Anne Tyler
  9. 666666: Heartwood Hotel 3: Better Together by Kallie George
  10. 663366: Stay Sweet by Siobhan Vivian
  11. 660000: Everything I Know About You by Barbara Dee
  12. 339933: Storm of Locusts by Rebecca Roanhorse
  13. 3366CC: The Secrets of Winterhouse by Ben Guterson
  14. 336666: The Penderwicks in Spring by Jeanne Birdsall
  15. 336633: Genesis Begins Again by Alicia D. Williams
  16. 3300FF: Delicious in Dungeon, Volume 3 by Ryoko Kui

I have 53 spots open in the road narrative spectrum where I still need to find an exemplar. That's down from 56. Put another way, I've found exemplars for 75% of the spectrum.

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