2019 Wrap Up

It’s the final day of 2019. I usually breakdown what I’ve done in the past month (or months) but given how much time has passed and not remembering what happened, I’ll focus on the books I’ve read in the last three months.

My 2019 October/November/December reads:

  1. Teen Titans: Raven by Kami Garcia, Gabriel Picolo et al
  2. Under the Moon: A Catwoman Tale by Lauren Myracle
  3. Dear Justice League by Michael Northrop, Gustavo Duarte et al
  4. Catch and Kill by Ronan Farrow
  5. The Murders of Molly Southbourne by Tade Thompson
  6. Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo

I’ve written reviews for the first three books which you can read below:

  1. Garcia and Picolo’s Teen Titans: Raven Soars with Ease
  2. Underwhelmed with Under the Moon: A Catwoman Tale
  3. Dear Justice League, Can I Read Some More?

So…how’d I do on my 2019 reading resolutions? Let’s see!

Read more translated works: Success

I read five books that were translated into English this year which is more than what I normally get to read in a given year. I want to keep this up in 2020 and try to at least double my 2019 number.

Read more comics from different genres: Fail

I read most of my comics between February and June. Looking at the list, it doesn’t look like I’ve got out of my comfort zone much but as someone who reads widely anyways, I don’t think this was a particularly good challenge for me.

Re-read books in general but especially books I read as a teen: Fail

I’ve only re-read one book and it was not a book I read as a teen. I like this challenge because I can count on one hand how many books I’ve re-read and it’s been within the last five years. I think re-reading helps you understand yourself as a reader and can help you improve as a writer. I’ll keep this up in 2020.

Read works by Somalis: Success

This was a bonus resolution that I thought about after we recording the Put A Blurb On It resolutions episode. I read two works by Somali writers which was great and I want to keep this one going in 2020.

2020 and Beyond

I look forward to 2020. I want to get back to writing for the web and I’m getting back to writing fiction (very exciting). The Wayward Kindred anthology is launching at TCAF and I have a short comic in it so that’s cool.

I want 2020 to be the year where I prioritize the things I enjoy and get me excited.

Happy New Year!

Published by Ardo Omer


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