On the first day of the year, I laid out my 2018 reading goals. Here’s what’s on the list for January:
#1 Fat Fiction: I’ll be reading Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy. I talked my book club into picking this book!
Brief Description: “Self-proclaimed fat girl Willowdean Dickson . . . has always been at home in her own skin. Her thoughts on having the ultimate bikini body? Put a bikini on your body.”
#2 The Oldest Book Shelved on Goodreads: Your Name Here: ________ by Cris Mazza. I shelved this book on April 15, 2011.
Brief Description: “Forces readers to reexamine biases and consider the varying degrees of sexual harassment.”
#3 Newest Book Shelved on Goodreads: Daddy’s by Lindsay Hunter, which I shelved on December 28, 2017. The publisher had an end-of-the-year sale (dammit!).
Brief Description: “In this collection of slim southern Gothics, [Hunter] offers an exploration not of the human heart but of the spine, mixing sex, violence and love into a harrowing, head-spinning read.”
#4 Random Pick: A book sent to me by the owner of Shade Mountain Press, Kingdom of Women by Rosalie Morales Kearns.
Brief Description: “In a slightly alternate near-future, women are forming vigilante groups to wreak vengeance on rapists, child abusers, and murderers of women. In the midst of this turmoil is Averil Parnell, the world’s first female Catholic priest.”