Mid-month Check-in and New Project

Hello Kittens! July feels like it’s operating on warp-speed and I can’t believe we’re more than half-way through the month already. I wanted to give a quick update on my TBR and give you a head’s up about a project I’m planning to start in August that will impact future TBRs. (All links below are to Goodreads)


July TBR progress

So in July, I had planned to read 11 books and I’m doing okay with the goal so far.

I’ve managed to complete:

The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon

Cinderella is Dead by Kalynn Bayron

The Shadows by Alex North

The Invisible Library by Genevieve Cogman

Exit Strategy by Martha Wells


I’ve also read a few things that weren’t on the official TBR:

An Extraordinary Union by Alyssa Cole

Distress Signals by Catherine Ryan Howard

Once & Future v.1 by Kieron Gillen


And I have one book from the TBR that I’ve already started reading:

Malice by John Gwynne


A New Project:

I’ve been fascinated by how librarians are represented in literature for a long time, but starting next month, I’m really going to be leaning in to this trope. I am going to be attempting to read 2 books each month that feature a librarian, and I will be ranking them on the lemonade scale, my personal rating, and a new rating that will evaluate how accurately I think they represent the profession. My ultimate goal is to take this reading experiment and turn it into an article for publication (probably in a boring professional magazine that only other librarians will read…but still). I’ll be putting together an official reading list and posting it soon, but if you know of any books featuring a librarian main character please comment with your suggestions! Any genre is fair game!

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