What I Read This Week: January 10, 2021

This was a slow reading week for me. Partly because Jane Eyre is so dang long. And partly because every once in a while, life can distract me from books and this was one of those weeks for sure.

Barbarian’s Prize by Ruby Dixon

Romance/Science Fiction

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Book 5 in the Ice Planet Barbarians series (available on Kindle Unlimited) This was my least favorite in the series so far, but I still enjoyed it. There wasn’t much plot to this one, it was mostly character driven. What I like so much about this series is that the human women who landed on this ice planet have different body types, personalities, and sexual histories. Dixon is phenomenal at showcasing the core tenant of a romance novel, regardless of whether both romantic parties are human, and that is: everyone is deserving of love. I recommend this series for romance readers looking for something different, or who are also sci-fi fans. Definitely start with book one.

The Best American Essays 2017 Edited by Leslie Jamison

Non-Fiction/Essays

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I read this collection as “research” for my own personal essay writing. Most of the pieces in this collection made me feel like an absolute amateur! They are all powerful and well researched. There were three that felt very similar to my own style and encouraged me to keep at what I’m doing. Reading these collections is also helping me become familiar with the publications that showcase great essays. I highly recommend it for fans of personal essays.

Did Not Finish

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

I’m seven hours into the audiobook and nothing is happening! I’ve been struggling to follow along so I quit. I suspect this is a timing issue, maybe I’d enjoy this at another phase in life.

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