Did I Read My Winter TBR?

It’s time today to look back at my Winter TBR and see how many of them I actually remembered to read. You can see my original TBR post here and without further ado, let’s get straight into it.

What I Read

The Henna Wars by Adiba Jaigirdar

I read The Henna Wars during Pride month. This year I really tried to focus on reading some sapphic/wlw/lesbian (whatever term you prefer) romance because it just brings me an absurd amount of joy. This was admittedly not my favourite that I’ve read—I thought the premise and the story were good but I just didn’t really like the love interest, she was kind of awful.

In Search of Mary Shelley by Fiona Sampson

I really went into this with no expectations as I have read quite a few biographies of Mary Shelley already, but this one actually kind of blew me away. I felt like I really learnt some new things which is always great!

Another Brooklyn by Jacqueline Woodson

I think this is probably by least favourite Woodson I’ve read so far, mostly because I just didn’t feel the same emotional connection to it as her others but it’s still incredible.

Refraction by Naomi Hughes

This was honestly fantastic. I did include this in a post of mini-reviews so I won’t talk about it too much, but it was incredible and so twisty!

The Boy, The Wolf and The Stars by Shivaun Plozza

I just shared my mini-review about this a few days ago so I won’t talk too extensively about it either, but I was a little disappointed with this one.

The Mask Falling by Samantha Shannon

I couldn’t manage to slip this one in before I needed to get this post up, but I will be reading this before the end of the month. I feel like it’s completely fair that I count it!

What I Didn’t

The Shamer’s Signet by Lene Kaaberbøl 

I honestly didn’t even think about picking this one up. I was definitely reading eBooks, but just not this one. I’m going to try and get to this one by the end of the year…

On Juneteenth by Anette Gordon-Reed

I also didn’t think about this one either, which is kind of sad considering I only have about two hours of the audiobook left. I’m going to try and dedicate some time to this over the next few days to see if I can finish it up as well.

Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen

In my original TBR post, I mentioned I’d finished up Emma, which I’d expected to do…only then I didn’t. So I’m still working on that and I’ll probably try and get to Sense and Sensibility before the end of the year. Of course, I still have to finish Emma before that.

Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel

I decided to unhaul Wolf Hall in August after reading the first 50 pages and realising that I don’t really have any interest in the story. I very much struggle following books about male figures in history so I don’t really know why I had thought this one would be any different. But hey, it’s another book off the TBR.

And that’s it! I think six out of ten isn’t bad, but let’s see if we can beat it in Spring—I’ll see you all tomorrow with that TBR.


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