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Jodi Lessner
Book reviews, recommendations, and round-ups
Created 01 Apr 2021
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  • September 2021 Reading Round-Up
    03 Oct 2021 • 11 min read • 2 0
    Welcome to the September 2021 Reading Round-Up. Each month, I write about the books I read and rank them from worst to best. This month, I tried something new with my reading. In order to get through ...
  • Listen Up!
    26 Sep 2021 • 4 min read • 3 1
    I’ve always been a big reader, but graduating during a pandemic has made this even more true. While some people used the lockdown at the start of the pandemic to learn how to knit or get a sourdough b...
  • August 2021 Reading Round-Up
    02 Sep 2021 • 10 min read
    Welcome to the August 2021 Reading Round-Up. Each month, I write about the books I read and rank them from worst to best. I had a slow start to my reading at the beginning of the month, but my pace pi...
  • July 2021 Reading Round-Up
    01 Aug 2021 • 9 min read • 1 0
    Welcome to the July 2021 Reading Round-Up. Each month, I write about the books I read and rank them from worst to best. A refresher on my rating system can be found here. My reading month was filled w...
  • 2021 Summer Reading Guide
    12 Jul 2021 • 10 min read • 1 2
    It’s mid-July, and that means if you haven’t already done some summer reading, it is time to start. As I mentioned in my beach read post a few weeks ago, I don’t think that summer reading has to be ea...
  • June 2021 Reading Round-Up
    01 Jul 2021 • 6 min read
    Welcome to the June 2021 Reading Round-Up. Each month, I write about the books I read and rank them from worst to best. A refresher on my rating system can be found here. June was a slower reading mon...
  • Books for the Beach
    19 Jun 2021 • 8 min read • 1 0
    I hate the term “beach read.” Or more specifically, I hate how beach reads are typically defined. Books that are labeled “beach reads” are known as light and fluffy, usually involving romance, and mar...
  • May 2021 Reading Round-Up
    01 Jun 2021 • 10 min read • 1 0
    Welcome to the May 2021 Reading Round-Up. Each month, I write about the books I read and rank them from worst to best. If you need a refresher on my rating system, you can find that here. This month I...
  • Advanced Publication Reviews Thread
    10 May 2021 • < 1 min read • 1 14
    This thread holds reviews for advanced reading copies received by publishers. I will include fuller reviews for each of these books in my monthly round-ups. Thank you to publishers for the chance to r...
  • A Literary Epcot
    08 May 2021 • 6 min read • 2 0
    After over a year in which travel has been limited to nonexistent, I find it comforting to read books about other people’s travel experiences, even if most of it took place pre-pandemic. Travel memoir...
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