I always feel a tension this time of year between reading last year’s titles that I’ve missed and wanting to get on top of this year’s releases. I’m almost done with Pay Attention, Carter Jones and am listening to On the Come Up in the car. I’ve also got New Kid at home because several people have recommended that as one to watch. From the recent awards, I listened to Merci Suárez Changes Gears and found it be excellent and am enjoying The Parker Inheritance which I’m listening to at home via hoopla. For the last several years I’ve participated in YALSA’s Hub Challenge and despite only actually finishing once, I’m going to give it a go again this year hoping that will help me catch up on award winners I’ve missed. I’ll be tracking on Goodreads and on Litsy (@Bkwrm7) What are you reading? Anyone else have a reading challenge they’re hoping to try?
February 2019 stars tally:
- 317 books published in 2019 have been awarded 483 starred reviews as of the end of February. 2 books have 5 starred reviews, 11 books have 4 starred reviews, 28 books have 3 starred reviews, 69 books have 2 starred reviews, 207 books have 1 starred review.
- On the Come Up is new with 5 starred reviews (and spoiler alert – Horn Book has starred it in their March/April issue so it will move up to 6 starred reviews next month), 2 titles with 4 starred reviews are new with 1 title moving up from 3 stars; 16 titles have been added with 3 starred reviews