October Reading Wrap-up

Whoopsies I keep forgetting to post this. I’m still struggling to read anything besides fiction. I had more rereads than usual this month, too! Top reads from this month were The Black Tides of Heaven by JY Yang and and The Five Dysfunctions of a Team by Patrick Lencioni. I’m really looking forward to reading more Skip Beat!

 

Rereads are Good Reads

The Blood of Olympus by Rick Riordan (5/5 stars)

Last Seen Leaving by Caleb Roerig (5/5 stars)

The Turn of the Screw by Henry James (4/5 stars)

All Hallows Eve by Charles Williams (4/5 stars)

Nonfiction

The Five Dysfunctions of a Team by Patrick Lencioni (4/5 stars)

Words Are My Matter by Ursula K. Leguin (3/5 stars)

Fiction

The Silver Mask by Holly Black and Cassandra Clare (4/5 stars)

There’s Someone Inside Your House by Stephanie Perkins (3/5 stars)

Stealing Fire by Jo Graham (4/5 stars)

The Ship of the Dead by Rick Riordan (4/5 stars)

The Tiger’s Watch  by Julia Ember (3/5 stars)

Star Wars: From a Certain Point of View anthology (4/5 stars)

The Black Tides of Heaven by JY Yang (5/5 stars)

The Savage Dawn by Melissa Grey (3/5 stars)

27 Hours by Tristina Wright (2/5 stars)

You Know Me Well by Nina LaCour and David Levithan (5/5 stars)

Poetry

The Complete Works of Horace (3/5 stars)

Comics/Graphic Novels

Poe Dameron: The Gathering Storm by Soule/Noto (4/5 stars)

Skip Beat volumes 1-4 by Yoshiki Nakamura (4/5 stars)

Black Butler volumes 21-23 by Yana Toboso (3-4/5 stars)

 

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September Reading Wrap-up

My personal favorites from each section are: The Weapon of a Jedi by Jason Fry, Release by Patrick Ness, All Systems Red by Martha Wells, March: Book 2 by John Lewis, and Inuit Mythology by Evelyn Wolfson.

So-called Kids Fiction:

Princess Adventure Stories by the Walt Disney Company (4/5 stars)

Star Wars: Forces of Destiny: Volume 1 by Emma Carlson Berne (3/5 stars)

Smuggler’s Run by Greg Rucka (4/5 stars)

The Weapon of a Jedi by Jason Fry (5/5 stars)

Moving Target by Cecil Castellucci (2/5 stars)

The Jungle Books by Rudyard Kipling (4/5 stars)

So-called Young Adult Fiction:

The House of Hades by Rick Riordan (5/5 stars)

Release by Patrick Ness (5/5 stars)

So-called Adult Fiction:

Snowspelled by Stephanie Burgis (5/5 stars)

 

All Systems Red by Martha Wells (5/5 stars)

Taste of Marrow by Sarah Gailey (4/5 stars)

Witches of Lychford by Paul Cornell (4/5 stars)

The American by Henry James (4/5 stars)

Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire (no rating)

So-called Comic Books:

The Wicked and The Divine: Imperial Phase I by Kieron Gillen (4/5 stars)

Mockingbird: My Feminist Agenda by Chelsea Cain (4/5 stars)

Like I’m the Only Squirrel in the World by Ryan North (4/5 stars)

Black Butler volume 19 by Yana Toboso (4/5 stars)

Black Butler volume 20 by Yana Toboso (4/5 stars)

Batgirl: Beyond Burnside by Hope Larson (3/5 stars)

March: Book 2 by John Lewis (5/5 stars)

Buso Renkin volume 1 by Nobuhiro Watsuki (3/5 stars)

Buso Renkin volume 2 by Nobuhiro Watsuki (2/5 stars)

Hawkeye: Kate Bishop: Volume 1: Anchor Points by Kelly Thompson (4/5 stars)

So-called Nonfiction:

Inuit Mythology by Evelyn Wolfson (4/5 stars)

 

The History of Alexander by Quintus Curtius Rufus (3/5 stars)

 

 

August Reading Wrap-up

Sooooooooooooo many good reads last month! I tried something new this time to give you a better idea of what each one’s about and which ones I really loved.

Fiction

I Want This To Last Forever

More Than This by Patrick Ness (5/5 stars)

In Other Lands by Sarah Rees Brennan (5/5 stars)

Hippos In America?!

River of Teeth by Sarah Gailey (4/5 stars)

Feminist Superhero Fiction

The Refrigerator Monologues by Catherynne Valente (5/5 stars)

McMaster of the Novella

Penric and the Shaman by Lois McMaster Bujold (5/5 stars)

Rereads Are Good Reads

The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater (5/5 stars)

The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater (4/5 stars)

Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Steifvater (5/5 stars)

The Mark of Athena by Rick Riordan (4/5 stars)

And The Rest

A Crimson Warning by Tasha Alexander (2/5 stars)

Burn For Me by Ilona Andrews (3/5 stars)

Graphic Novels

Personal Faves

March: Book One by John Lewis (5/5 stars)

The Backstagers by James Tynion IV (5/5 stars)

Marvel

A-Force: Rage Against the Dying of the Light by Kelly Thompson (4/5 stars)

Mockingbird: I Can Explain by Chelsea Cain (4/5 stars)

The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl: Squirrel, You Really Got Me Now by Ryan North (4/5 stars)

The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl: I Kissed A Squirrel and I Liked It by Ryan North (5/5 stars)

Star Wars

Doctor Aphra by Kieron Gillen (no rating)

Poetry

The Complete Poems by Anne Sexton (4/5 stars)

Nonfiction

Beowulf, a Translation and Commentary by JRR Tolkien (4/5 stars)

 

 

 

July Reading Wrap-up

It was quality over quantity last month! And yes this post is over 3 weeks late because to be honest I completely forgot about it.

My favorite reads last month were definitely the top two in fiction below: A Death at the Dionysus Club was a perfect, complex, detailed murder mystery (with magical mayhem!); The Dragon With A Chocolate Heart was a beautiful, hilarious, cozy middle-grade – please read it if you like dragons or chocolate.

Fiction

A Death at the Dionysus Club by Melissa Scott (5/5 stars)

The Dragon With A Chocolate Heart by Stephanie Burgis (5/5 stars)

Beren and Luthien by JRR Tolkien (5/5 stars)

Looking For Group by Alexis Hall (4/5 stars)

Double Down by Gwenda Bond (4/5 stars)

The Son of Neptune by Rick Riordan (5/5 stars)

Made of Stars by Kelley York (2/5 stars)

Comics/Graphic Novels

The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl: Squirrel You Know It’s True by Ryan North (4/5 stars)

Black Butler volumes 16-18 (3-4/5 stars)

Wonder Woman: Year One by Greg Rucka (5/5 stars)

The Mighty Thor: Thunder in Her Veins by Jason Aaron 2/5 stars

Avatar The Last Airbender: North and South, volumes 2-3 3/5 stars

Nonfiction

Queer Science by Simon LeVay 3/5 stars

Poetry

The Odes by Pindar

June ’17 Reading Wrap-up

I read less overall this month than in May, but I’m pleased that I managed to get a bit of nonfic read. It’s a Christmas miracle in June! The nonfic I enjoyed the most, to no one’s surprise, was the series of Great Course lectures on Alexander the Great by Kenneth Harl. WAIT NONFICTION AND AN AUDIOBOOK?

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I’m really happy that I was finally able to finish Pandora Hearts (a manga) because it’s been years in unfolding and wait no I am not happy that I finished it because it was completely soul-crushing. Oh, well.

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I bolded my favorite fiction reads below because there were a few and no clear winner.

Nonfiction:

The Great Divorce by CS Lewis (4/5 stars)

Wonder Women: 25 Innovators, Inventors, and Trailblazers Who Changed History by Sam Maggs (2/5 stars)

Alexander the Great and the Macedonian Empire by Kenneth Harl (4/5 stars)

Jane Austen’s Letters by Jane Austen (5/5 stars)

Poetry:

AnOther E.E. Cummings  by E.E. Cummings (4/5 stars)

Comics:

Wonder Woman: The Lies by Greg Rucka (5/5 stars)

Thor: Who Holds The Hammer? by Jason Aaron (3/5 stars)

Giant Days volumes 3-5 by John Allison (5/5 stars)

Pandora Hearts volumes 23-24 by Jun Mochizuki (5/5 stars)

Lando by Charles Soule (4/5 stars)

Fiction:

The Sorcerer of the Wildeeps by Kai Ashante Wilson (5/5 stars)

A Taste of Honey by Kai Ashante Wilson (4/5 stars)

The Voyage of the Basilisk by Marie Brennan (5/5 stars)

Bull by David Elliott (4/5 stars)

The Oresteian Trilogy by Aeschylus (5/5 stars)

Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen (5/5 stars)

Peter Darling by Austin Chant (3/5 stars)

The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan (5/5 stars)

Fallout by Gwenda Bond (5/5 stars)

How To Repair a Mechanical Heart by JC Lillis (4/5 stars)

Princess Academy: Palace of Stone by Shannon Hale (5/5 stars)

When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon (3/5 stars)

 

May Reading Wrap-up

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Good grief I read a lot of comics last month. I’d heard a lot about The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl (by Ryan North) and it stood up to the hype! My favorite ongoing series is Lumberjanes (currently being written by Shannon Watters): I adore every single issue.

I READ SOME NONFICTION I DID A GREAT JOB. My favorite was My Life in Middlemarch by Rebecca Mead, which is partly autobiographical, partly George Eliot biography, and partly Middlemarch discussion. I want more books like this.

There were two fiction releases last month that I was Extreme Hyped for and that lived up to that hype: Thick As Thieves by Megan Whalen Turner and So You Want To Be A Robot And Other Stories by Merc Rustad. A+++!

Nonfiction:

Hamilton: The Revolution by Lin-Manuel Miranda (5/5 stars)

My Life in Middlemarch by Rebecca Mead (5/5 stars)

The Genius of Alexander the Great by NGL Hammond (2/5 stars)

Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow (4/5 stars)

 

Fiction:

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs (3/5 stars)

Guardians of the Whills by Greg Rucka (5/5 stars)

The Hidden Kingdom by Tui T. Sutherland (4/5 stars)

The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi (5/5 stars)

Thick as Thieves by Megan Whalen Turner (4.5/5 stars)

The Love Interest by Cale Dietrich (4/5 stars)

Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman (4/5 stars)

Rogue One by Alexander Freed (4/5 stars)

So You Want To Be A Robot and Other Stories by Merc Rustand (5/5 stars)

The Force Awakens by Alan Dean Foster (2/5 stars)

A Choice of Destinies by Melissa Scott (5/5 stars)

 

Comic Books/Graphic Novels:

Lumberjanes: A Terrible Plan by Noelle Stevenson (5/5 stars)

Lumberjanes: Out of Time by Noelle Stevenson (5/5 stars)

Lumberjanes: Band Together by Noelle Stevenson and Shannon Watters (5/5 stars)

Lumberjanes: Sink or Swim by Shannon Watters (5/5 stars)

Thor: The Goddess of Thunder by Jason Aaron (4/5 stars)

The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl: Squirrel Power by Ryan North (4/5 stars)

A-Force: Hypertime by G. Willow Wilson (4/5 stars)

Ms. Marvel: Super Famous by G. Willow Wilson (5/5 stars)

Ms. Marvel: Civil War II by G. Willow Wilson (5/5 stars)

Chewbacca by Gerry Duggan (3/5 stars)

Darth Vader: Vader by Kieron Gillen (3/5 stars)

Darth Vader: Shadows and Secrets by Kieron Gillen (4/5 stars)

Darth Vader: The Shu-Torun War by Kieron Gillen (3/5 stars)

Obi-Wan & Anakin by Charles Soule (4/5 stars)

Star Wars: Skywalker Strikes by Jason Aaron (2/5 stars)

Avatar The Last Airbender: Smoke and Shadow #2 by Gene Luen Yang (4/5 stars)

Avatar The Last Airbender: Smoke and Shadow #3 by Gene Luen Yang (4/5 stars)

Avatar The Last Airbender: The Search #3 by Gene Luen Yang (5/5 stars)

Avatar The Last Airbender: The Rift #1-3 by Gene Luen Yang (3/5 stars)

Princeless: Save Yourself by Jeremy Whiteley (4/5 stars)

Saga Volume 6 by Brian K. Vaughan (4/5 stars)

 

April Reading Wrap-up

Partly because of Dewey’s 24-hour Readathon, I read a quite a lot this last month!

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My favorite single book I read in April was Thrawn by Timothy Zahn, probably because I am a huge fan of the character and the author already.

I am continuing to read the Wings of Fire series by Tui T. Sutherland, aimed at middle grade readers, and one that I love with much fiery love so far.

The Rick Riordan books are rereads for Myth Mondays posts.

The Megan Whalen Turner books are rereads to get ready for the next book, Thick As Thieves, which comes out this month!

Comics/Graphic novels:

Wires and Nerve by Marissa Meyer (5/5 stars)

Pretty Deadly Volume 2 by Kelly Sue DeConnick (5/5 stars)

Captain Marvel and the Carol Corps by Kelly Sue DeConnick (3/5 stars)

Giant Days by John Allison (5/5 stars)

Batman: Detective Comics, Volume 1: Rise of the Batmen by James Tynion IV (4/5 stars)

Ms. Marvel: Last Days by G. Willow Wilson (5/5 stars)

Avatar The Last Airbender: The Search volumes 1 and 2 (4/5 stars)

Avatar The Last Airbender: Smoke and Shadow volume 1 (4/5 stars)

Batgirl: To The Death by Kelley Puckett (4/5 stars)

The Wicked and The Divine: Rising Action by Kieron Gillen (5/5 stars)

Saga Volume 5 by Brian K. Vaughan (3/5 stars)

YA/Middle Grade Fiction:

The Battle of the Labyrinth by Rick Riordan (5/5 stars)

The Last Olympian by Rick Riordan (5/5 stars)

The Thief by Megan Whalen Turner (5/5 stars)

The Queen of Attolia by Megan Whalen Turner (5/5 stars)

The King of Attolia by Megan Whalen Turner (5/5 stars)

A Conspiracy of Kings by Megan Whalen Turner (4/5 stars)

Teeth by Hannah Moskowitz (3/5 stars)

Mind Games by Kiersten White (4/5 stars)

The Last Heir by Tui T. Sutherland (5/5 stars)

Adult Fiction:

Thrawn by Timothy Zahn (5/5 stars)

Silas Marner by George Eliot (4/5 stars)

The Long Way To A Small, Angry Planet by Becky Chambers (4/5 stars)

Nonfiction:

I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai

Poetry:

Approaching Winter by Floyd Skoot (2/5 stars)

Short Stories/Serials:

ReMade 1.1: Shadows and Dreams by Matthew Cody (4/5 stars)