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It's me, wynkenhimself! Most of my booklist is still over at and maybe I'll import it someday, but I'm trying to primarily post over here now. I pretty much only list the fun reads I do here, and the Bookish Book Club ones, but maybe I'll do a better job of tracking my work reading too. Remember: if you don't like a book, you can stop reading it!!

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2023 Reading Goal

20% complete! Sarah has read 10 of 50 books.

started reading Hamnet by Maggie O'Farrell

Hamnet (Paperback, 2019, Tinder Press) 5 stars

Drawing on Maggie O'Farrell's long-term fascination with the little-known story behind Shakespeare's most enigmatic play, …

I put off reading this for so long because I was worried I wouldn’t be up to the grief of it. And I wasn’t wrong to worry about that! But I’m really enjoying the world it’s creating and the ways it’s making think differently about that playwright I already know too much about

Bookish People (2022, HarperCollins Focus) 4 stars

A perfect storm of comedic proportions erupts in a DC bookstore over the course of …

fun enough!

4 stars

It’s a very bookish book written by someone who actually knows bookstores and events and authors. It was a fun read! Did it stick with me in any sort of way? Nah, but it didn’t need to.

The Mercies (Hardcover, 2020, Little, Brown and Company) 5 stars

After the men in an Arctic Norwegian town are wiped out, the women must survive …

hoo boy patriarchy sucks

5 stars

the book is not nearly as facile as my review title! I enjoyed this--the powerful writing and the story it was telling. James VI/I has a lot of fucking evil to answer for with his witch hunts.

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Mistakes Were Made (Paperback, 2022, St. Martin's Griffin) 4 stars

Fun but oogey

4 stars

I read it and I enjoyed it but I also judged it hard. Power play can be a fun dynamic but actually fucking your daughter’s best friend while they’re in your house and without telling your kid is just wrong. But you might feel differently if you don’t have young adult kids.

The Cartographers (Paperback, 2021, HarperLuxe) 3 stars

Nell Young's whole life and greatest passion is cartography. Her father, Dr. Daniel Young, is …

nothing about this is right

2 stars

I’ve already hooted and hollered about the many ridiculous things the book gets wrong about libraries and academia and I won’t rehash (although ffs if you’re going to write a book revolving around these key details, why wouldn’t you think you need to actually learn about them?!). But even beyond that, this just doesn’t work. Like, the premise of why the murderer wants to do the murdering? Nonsensical. I stand by my appreciation of the romance plot. And I do like the idea of magical maps etc etc. But those are the only reasons this isn’t a one-star review.