some books i read the last year

Bolded are my recommendations.

Italics are things I re-read this year.

  1. Obie is Man Enough (Schuyler Bailer)
  2. A Thousand Splendid Suns (Khaled Hosseini)
  3. The Raven Tower (Ann Leckie)
  4. Stay Gold (Toby McSmith)
  5. The Left Hand of Darkness (Ursula K. Le Guin)
  6. Airman (Eoin Colfer)
  7. The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo (Taylor Jenkins Reid)
  8. A Wrinkle in Time (Madeleine L’Engle)
  9. A Wind in the Door (Madeleine L’Engle)
  10. The House on the Cerulean Sea (TJ Klune)
  11. Little Fires Everywhere (Celeste Ng)
  12. The Stars and the Blackness Between Them (Junauda Petrus)
  13. Sissy: A Coming of Gender Story (Jacob Tobia)
  14. The Mysterious Benedict Society (Trenton Lee Stewart)
  15. A Beautifully Foolish Endeavor (Hank Green)
  16. The Anthropocene Reviewed (John Green)
  17. One of Us in Next (Karen M. McManus)
  18. Honey Girl (Morgan Rogers)
  19. Two Can Keep a Secret (Karen M. McManus)
  20. One of Us is Lying (Karen M. McManus)
  21. Turtles all the Way Down (John Green)
  22. An Absolutely Remarkable Thing (Hank Green)
  23. Cat’s Eye (Margaret Atwood)
  24. The Thief Lord (Cornelia Funke)
  25. Peter and the Starcatcher (Rick Elise)
  26. The Robber Bride (Margaret Atwood)
  27. Hagseed (Margaret Atwood)
  28. The Body is Not an Apology (Sonia Renee Taylor)
  29. Dragon Rider (Cornelia Funke)
  30. Here, There Be Dragons (James A. Owen)

my dog is anxious (and so am I)

We both:

  • are sensitive to loud sounds
  • need alone time
  • fundamentally want to be friends with people but don’t know quite how to do that
  • use medication to manage our anxiety
  • just want to protect the beings we love
  • are misunderstood and threatened by people in power
  • want to take a damn nap
  • are snuggly, if slightly awkward about it
  • sometimes are little over the top
  • get overwhelmed by new situations
  • need help re-centering ourselves
  • reduce our anxiety using exercise
  • want to be included and liked very very badly
  • feel the need to try to control stressful situations
  • have someone who we lean on when things get hard
  • lean on each other when things get hard