Book(s) of the Month(s).

SnapDragon speaks on her recent reads.

A short critique of a few different books. (Cut Snap a break; she’s a new mom.)

Review 9 (ish). Written by SnapDragon X.

Reading Rainbow, 2020. Pennsylvania. Original Photo by SnapDragon X. All rights reserved.

All right! It’s 2020, and that means it’s another year for Book-of-the-Month, yo.

Except, I missed January.


As you may know, I’m a new mom and have therefore been a bit distracted from my blogging pursuits.

But that doesn’t mean I haven’t been reading, or thinking about my self-made commitments to post.

So, delayed as it is, this first Book-of-the-Month entry of 2020 is actually a small collection of my reading remnants. ‘Cause my days are fragmented, and finishing one book at a time seems to be a thing of the past. (For now, at least.)

And, for brevity’s sake, my reviews will consist of three sentences or less.

. . .

Here’s what’s on my nightstand (and in my diaper bag):

The Best American Short Stories 2018 (Roxane Gay, Heidi Pitlor, 2018)

I started the tradition of reading these each year, beginning with the 2015 edition. (As you can see, I fell behind last year.) Anyway, they are always filled with deliciously unique fiction.

The Sh!t No One Tells You (Dawn Dais, 2013)

What a fun read for a new mom! It’s the perfect mix of silliness and insight.

What to Expect The First Year (Heidi Murkoff, 2014)

This is a much better use of my time than What to Expect When You’re Expecting. The month-by-month chapters and Q & A setup makes this a must-have manual.

A Light in the Attic (Shel Silverstein, 1981)

I love reading this to my son. His works are jubilant. May we all take a moment to enjoy his brilliance.

. . .

And there we have it!

What are you reading, Dear Reader?

. . .

SnapDragon is an avid reader who does not apologize for not reading crap.

Follow her Book Reviews and more at snippetsofsnapdragon.

12 responses to “Book(s) of the Month(s).”

  1. I am reading “Ordinary Girls”. It’s a memoir book about a Puerto Rican woman coming of age in some challenging circumstances and a dysfunctional family.

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    1. Nice! Do you like it so far? 🕊

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      1. Yes, it is raw and real and emotional

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      2. Awesome! I’ll add it to my ever-growing list. 🕊

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  2. Like people that are certified…

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    1. What do you mean, friend? 🕊

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      1. That’s a good question indeed! What do I mean, anyhow!?

        Well! I like short interesting unique fiction; no-shit silliness and fun that’s me; tales from any expectant side; and any situation where any light in shown on any real situation whether in an attic or around the dining room table!

        Like people that are certified sane or otherwise!

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      2. Ahh, wonderful! I love your descriptions. Happy reading! 🕊

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  3. Shel Silverstein–love it!!

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    1. Yes! He was so lovely. 🕊


  4. The Best American Short Stories sounds like a fun read! I’ll have to find that on Kindle. I love that you are reading A Light in the Attic to your little. That is still one of my favorites to pick up a page through. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. My pleasure! Thanks for your comment, friend. Enjoy the reads! 🕊

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