March 18, 2022

March 2020 Goodreads Update Pt. 1

Considering what a wild ride this year has been so far, it's not entirely surprising that I would forget how many books I had added to my TBR shelf since my last update. I recommend saving this post until you have a good chunk of time, you're well rested, and you have a snack and a drink available.

They Never Learn

They Never Learn by Layne Fargo - This is a thriller about a professor who kills other professors on campus who are sexually assaulting or otherwise abusing women.

Detransition, Baby

Detransition, Baby by Torrey Peters - This is about a person who has gender reassignment surgery, gets married, and then decides to de-transition.

Swim in a pond

A Swim In a Pond In the Rain: In Which Four Russians Give a Master Class on Writing, Reading, and Life by George Saunders - I know it's gauche to be supporting anything with the word Russian on it right now, but these Russians are long dead and uninvolved with current events.

Sky Weaver

The Sky Weaver by Kristen Ciccarelli - This is that last book in the series that I plan to read this month to discuss with my dancer.

world came to town

The Day the World Came to Town: 9/11 in Gander, Newfoundland by Tim Defede - This is about a plane that was on it's way from Europe to New York when 9/11 happened. The plane was not allowed into it's destination, and was forced to land in Newfoundland. Then the passengers were all stuck in this tiny town with no hotels or any infrastructure to house that many people.

Slow Horses

Slow Horses by Mick Herron - A "slow horse" is a British Intelligence agent who has failed in some big way and been put out to pasture. Slough House is the busywork office where these agents are sent to while away their time. While transcribing phone conversations, River learns of a kidnapping and thinks he can solve it and earn his reputation back.


The Lifestyle by Taylor Hahn - This is a very weird romance. Georgina catches her husband cheating and instead of divorcing him, she decides they will become swingers and she includes her two friends and their partners in the scheme. What could go wrong?

Lore Olympus

Lore Olympus by Rachel Smythe - Isn't this cover gorgeous? This is a graphic novel for grown ups. Something something Greek mythology. Gorgeous cover!


Loveless by Alice Oseman - For my BookRiot challenge this year I have to read a book with an aromantic or asexual main character. This is supposed to be a good one.

vanishing triangle

The Vanishing Triangle: The Murdered Women Ireland Forgot by Claire McGowan - This is a true crime book about a part of Ireland where 8 women went missing. No bodies, no investigation, no convictions.


Gallant by V.E. Schwab - I've heard this pronounced two ways. GAL-ant and gal-LANT. Anyway, it's about a creepy house.

Far Wilder Magic

A Far Wilder Magic by Allison Saft - Honestly, I have no idea what this is about, but I read a book by Saft last year and I really liked it, so here we are.

ghosted in L.A.

Ghosted in L.A. by Sina Grace - Daphne moves to L.A. to be with her boyfriend who turns out to be a deadbeat. She finds cheap accommodations at Rycroft house, which just happens to be haunted. This is issues 1-4 of the graphic novel series.

black panther party

The Black Panther Party: A Graphic Novel History by David F. Walker - This is a YA nonfiction graphic novel about the BPP. I'm in.

Across the Tracks

Across the Tracks: Remembering Black Wall Street, and the Tulsa Race Massacre by Alverne Ball and Stacey Robinson - Another YA graphic novel.

Death and Sparkles

Death and Sparkles by Rob Justus - The following bunch of books are YA graphic novels that I found out about at my library conference I was at last week. This one is about that time when Death made friends with the last unicorn, Sparkles.

Huda F Are You

Huda F are You? by Huda Fahmy - A Muslim girls changes schools and goes from being "the hijab girl" to just one of a zillion hijab girls. Now how does she differentiate herself from all the other kids.

My Riot

My Riot by Rick Spears - A teen ballerina in the early 90's falls in love with punk music and starts a riot girl band.

Incredible Doom

Incredible Doom by Matthew Bogard and Jesse Holden - More 90s nostalgia with a group of kids who meet on an online BBS.

Avant Guards

The Avant-Guards by Carly Usdin - A graphic novel about a terrible basketball team from an arts college.

Long Distance

Long Distance by Whitney Gardner - I really just added this because I like Whitney Gardner.

Witch for Hire

Witch for Hire by Ted Naifeh - New girl Cody has made mistakes and things have gotten out of hand. Does Fay reveal her witchy secret and fix things?

Oh My Gods

Oh My Gods! by Stephanie Cooke and Insha Fitzpatrick - Mt. Olympus Middle School where all the students are gods.

Ms. Marvel 7

Ms. Marvel: Damage Per Second by Wilson Andolfo and Miyazawa Herring - I have read the first 6 volumes here, and I forgot to continue.

Wicked Things

Wicked Things by John Allison - I love all Allison's other comics, so I'm here for this one.

Man and Cat

A Man & His Cat by Umi Sakurai - I added this one at the conference session and then sent it to my hubby to order for my kid's birthday.

Saint Young Men

Saint Young Men by Hikaru Nakamura - Jesus and Buddha are roommates in Tokyo.

Thousand Ships

A Thousand Ships by Natalie Haynes - This is a retelling of the Trojan War from the perspective of the women.

Island of missing trees

The Island of Missing Trees by Elif Shafak - This is one of the few books on the Women's Prize longlist that I am interested in reading. It takes place in Greece.

Beautiful Little Fools

Beautiful Little Fools by Jillian Cantor - This one picks up where The Great Gatsby leaves off and centers on 3 women: Daisy Buchanan, Jordan Baker, and Catherine McCoy (Myrtle Wilson's sister, who is not in the original).

We are the light

We Are the Light by Matthew Quick - I read the synopsis for this, and decided it was interesting, but mostly I am a fan of the author.

Tell Me Everything

Tell Me Everything: The Story of a Private Investigation by Erika Krause - Krause was at loose ends after college and got drafted by a lawyer to be a private detective. She turned out to be good at getting people to tell her things.

And I'm done. Whew! Thank you for hanging around!