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  1. Aquicorn Cove by Katie O'Neill [Jump]

  2. The Prisoner of Zenda by Anthony Hope [Jump]

  3. Stone Mad by Elizabeth Bear [Jump]

  4. Behind the Scenes Volumes 1-5 by Bisco Hatori [Jump]


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Reading Goals


Reading goal: 74/180 (8 new this post) Prose: 40/90 (2 new this post) Short Fiction: 25/40 Nonfiction: 1/12
#getouttamydamnhouse: 24/50 (4 gone this post)
#unofficialqueerafbookclub: 24/50 (2 new this post; Aquicorn Cove, Stone Mad)
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Cover of Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card Volume 1


Guided by the Key of Dreams, Sakura embarks on a new adventure! It is spring, with cherry trees in full blossom, and Sakura is just entering middle school. Her beloved Syaoran has returned from Hong Kong, and life couldn't be better. But when she awakens from a strange dream to find her Sakura Cards powerless, how can she protect Tomoeda from disaster?!


When Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card was announced, I think I screamed. I never expected more Cardcaptor Sakura, even though the dub was formative in a million ways. And now, in Clear Card, we get to go back and see what Sakura's doing now that she's saved the world, made her power her own, become a teenager and started high school!

Protip: everything is going to go horribly wrong, and there is going to be a lot of trouble with additional magical cards, because that's how this series works.

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A thing that's different about this instalment of Eight Book Minimum: I've started tracking my short fiction reading as a specific thing, rather than just going "Ah yes, prose!" Not because it doesn't count towards my prose goal, just because I want to know. (Unsurprisingly, most of my prose reading has been short fiction. I know, you're all shocked.) ... I think I've honestly got enough short fiction socked away for this column that I could make it it's own specific part of the schedule, but I am all out of punny names for a regular set of posts. If anyone has any ideas, HIT ME UP.


  1. The Date by R. K. Kalaw [Jump]

  2. The Future We Wanted by Leigh Alexander [Jump]

  3. The Witches of Athens by Lara Elena Donnelly [Jump]

  4. And Yet by A. T. Greenblatt [Jump]

  5. When the Letter Comes by Sarah Fox [Jump]

  6. Waiting on a Bright Moon by J. Y. Yang [Jump]

  7. Across Pack Ice, A Fire by Marissa Lingen [Jump]

  8. Out of the Rose Hills by Marissa Lingen [Jump]


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Reading Goals


Reading goal: 66/180 (8 new this post) Prose: 38/90, Short Fiction 25/38, Nonfiction: 1/12
#getouttamydamnhouse: 20/50 (0 gone this post)
#unofficialqueerafbookclub: 22/50 (4 new this post; The Date, The Witches of Athens, When the Letter Comes, Waiting on a Bright Moon)
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  1. It Takes Two to Tumble by Cat Sebastian [Jump]

  2. Flying Witch Volume 2 and Volume 3 by Chihiro Ishizuka [Jump]

  3. Howl's Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones [Jump]

  4. Why I'm No Longer Talking To White People About Race by Reni Eddo-Lodge [Jump]

  5. Angel City: Town Without Pity by [Jump]

  6. The Tea Dragon Society by Katie O'Neill [Jump]

  7. Princess Princess Ever After by Katie O'Neill [Jump]


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Reading Goals


Reading goal: 58/180 (8 new this post) Prose: 30/90 (3 new this post) Nonfiction: 1/12 (FINALLY!)
#getouttamydamnhouse: 20/50 (4 gone this post)
#unofficialqueerafbookclub: 18/50 (3 new this post; It Takes Two to Tumble, The Tea Dragon Society, Princess Princess Ever After)
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Hey, this worked out very nicely – the first day of June is an Eight Book Minimum day, and I get to revisit my goals! [twitter.com profile] readingtheend, who does the YA Agenda here and the Reading the End podcast, always advises people to revisit goals on the regular to see how they're getting on and change them if they need to, so I'm trying to live up to her fine example!

(I'll be going off my full numbers from the stats that I have on my computer, which are somewhat different to my numbers on Goodreads and and definitely different to my numbers here!)

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  1. The Şiret Mask by Marie Brennan [Jump]

  2. Staged to Death and Deadly Decor by Karen Rose Smith [Jump]

  3. Full Metal Alchemist Volume Four by Hiromu Arakawa [Jump]

  4. Check Please! Year Three by Ngozi Ukazu [Jump]

  5. The Sins of the Cities Series (An Unseen Attraction, An Unnatural Vice, An Unsuitable Heir) by KJ Charles [Jump]


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Reading Goals


Reading goal: 50/180 (8 new this post) Prose: 27/90 (6 new this post) Nonfiction: 0/12
#getouttamydamnhouse: 16/80 (3 gone this post)
#unofficialqueerafbookclub: 15/50 (4 new this post; Check Please! Year Three and the Sins of the Cities series. I was debating whether to include The Siret Mask, but I wasn't sure, so...
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This will be possibly the shortest of all Eight Book Minimums, as all of these are short stories! It's an even split between things were recommended by [twitter.com profile] forestofglory in her favourite short fiction of 2017 post and short stories from Aliette de Bodard's Xuya universe, because I was having a bit of a spring clean of tabs. I had excellent luck with my reading, because most of what I read here was pretty great!


  1. Owl Vs The Neighborhood Watch by Darcie Little Badger [Jump]

  2. The Influence of the Iron Range by Marissa Lingen [Jump]

  3. A Wound Like An Unplowed Field by Max Wynne [Jump]

  4. How to Survive an Epic Journey by Tansy Rayner Roberts [Jump]

  5. Immersion by Aliette de Bodard [Jump]

  6. Three Cups of Grief, by Starlight by Aliette de Bodard [Jump]

  7. A Salvaging of Ghosts by Aliette de Bodard [Jump]

  8. Scattered Along the River of Heaven by Aliette de Bodard [Jump]


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Reading Goals


Reading goal: 42/180 (8 new this post) Prose: 21/90 (8 new this post) Nonfiction: 0/12
#getouttamydamnhouse: 13/80 (None gone this post)
#unofficialqueerafbookclub: 11/42 (0 new this post)
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Cover of Archival Quality


After losing her job at the library, Celeste "Cel" Walden starts working at the haunting Logan Museum as an archivist. But the job may not be the second chance she was hoping for, and she finds herself confronting her mental health, her relationships, and before long, her grasp on reality as she begins to dream of a young woman she's never met, but feels strangely drawn to. Especially after she asks Cel for help…

As Cel attempts to learn more about the woman, she begins losing time, misplacing things, passing out—the job is becoming dangerous, but she can't let go of this mysterious woman. Who is she? Why is she so fixated on Cel? And does Cel have the power to save her when she's still trying to save herself?


Archival Quality is one of those books where I’ve finished it and I’m still not sure how I feel about it. It’s a graphic novel revolving around Cel, a former librarian recovering from a breakdown, who finds herself working the night shift at an archive that used to be a sanatorium and is probably not haunted.

(It’s definitely haunted.)

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The long and the short of it is that Archival Quality wasn't for me, and I don't know if it was that my expectations of the book were wrong or if it's a problem with the book. It's worth checking out if you want a ghost story about 1920s sanatoriums and mental illness though!

[Caution warnings: Historical medical abuse, untreated mental illness]

[This review is based on an advanced reader copy from Netgalley.]
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I would like it noted that going "Well it's Friday SOMEWHERE" from the Thursday side of Friday instead of the Saturday side is as weird for me as it is for everyone else. BUT I am going to Hamilton on Friday (!!!!!!!!), so I thought it would be best to yell slightly early than slightly late!


  1. Gangsta: Cursed: Ep_Marco Adriano Volume Three by Kohske and Syuhei Kamo [Jump]

  2. Packing by T. Kingfisher [Jump]

  3. Herding Cats by Sarah C. Andersen [Jump]

  4. Piper Deez and the Case of the Winter Planet by M. Fenn [Jump]

  5. Archival Quality by Ivy Noelle Weir and Steenz [Jump]

  6. Everyone From Themis Sends Letters Home by Genevieve Valentine [Jump]

  7. Full Metal Alchemist Volume Three by Hiromu Arakawa [Jump]

  8. Light, Like a Candle Flame by Iona Sharma [Jump]


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Reading Goals


Reading goal: 34/180 (8 new this post) Prose: 13/90 Nonfiction: 0/12
#getouttamydamnhouse: 13/80 (1 gone this post)
#unofficialqueerafbookclub: 11/34 (2 new this post; Piper Deez and the Case of the Winter Planet and Light, Like a Candle Flame)
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Hello my darlings! I am back, and as always I have done EXCELLENTLY at starting my goals as I mean to go on – I have read so many comics and manga! So many! Which is very much not in line with my goals, but pssh, we have an entire year to catch up.


  1. Pandora Hearts Volumes 16-24 by Jun Mochizuki, Check Please! Volume One by Ngozi Ukazu and Bitch Planet Volume 2 by Kelly Sue DeConnick, Taki Soma, and Valentine de Landro [Jump]

  2. Natsume's Book of Friends Volume One by Yuki Midorikawa [Jump]

  3. Scales and Scoundrels Volume One by Sebastian Girner and Galaad [Jump]

  4. Final Fantasy FFXV Prologue: Parting Ways [Jump]

  5. Flying Witch Volume One by Chihiro Ishizuka (Translated by Melissa Tanaka) [Jump]

  6. The Old Guard Volume One by Greg Rucka and Leandro Fernández [Jump]

  7. And In Our Daughters, We Find A Voice by Cassandra Khaw [Jump]

  8. Manga Dogs Volume Three by Ema Toyama [Jump]


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Reading Goals


Reading goal: 26/180 (18 new this post) Prose: 9/90 (2 new this post) Nonfiction: 0/12
#getouttamydamnhouse: 12/80 (12 gone this post)
#unofficialqueerafbookclub: 9/25 (3 new this post; Check Please Years 1 and 2; The Old Guard Volume 1)

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