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)

 

March Reading Wrap-up

February Reading Wrap-up

 

Wow, my variety REALLY went down this month!

My favorite new discovery was the Astreiant series of fantasy/mystery novels by Melissa Scott and Lisa Barnett.

Nonfiction I read in March:

Dionysus: Myth and Cult by Walter Otto (3/5 stars)

Mythology by Edith Hamilton (5/5 stars)

 

Fiction I read in March:

Point of Hopes by Melissa Scott and Lisa Barnett (4/5 stars)

Point of Knives by Melissa Scott (3/5 stars)

Point of Dreams by Melissa Scott and Lisa Barnett (5/5 stars)

Fairs’ Point by Melissa Scott (4/5 stars)

Openly Straight by Bill Koninsberg (5/5 stars)

Honestly Ben by Bill Koninsberg (4/5 stars)

The Bane Chronicles by Cassandra Clare, Sarah Rees Brennan, and Maureen Johnson (3/5 stars)

Tales From the Shadowhunter Academy by Cassandra Clare, Sarah Rees Brennan, Maureen Johnson, and Robin Wasserman (4/5 stars)

 

Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo (3/5 stars)

The Titan’s Curse by Rick Riordan (5/5 stars)

Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones (5/5 stars)

 

 

February Reading Wrap-up

January Reading Wrap-up

Compared to last month, I had a lot less variety – I didn’t read any poetry or picture books, for example. I’m going to try to read more nonfiction and poetry in March. I’m also looking for good comics/manga recommendations.

I’m really enjoying participating in Modern Mrs. Darcy’s 2017 challenge – she posts lots of booklists to help with the different categories and it’s fun to see all the recommendations for “viable” books.

Comics I read in February

Phantom Dream vol. 1 by Natsuki Takaya (3/5 stars)

Angelic Layer vol. 4 by CLAMP (3/5 stars)

Nonfiction I read in February

Myths from Mesopotamia: Creation, The Flood, Gilgamesh and Others translated and edited by Stephanie Dalley (4/5 stars)

Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly (5/5 stars)

Fiction I read in February

Welcome to Night Vale: Mostly Void, Partially Stars by Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor

Welcome to Night Vale: The Great Glowing Coils of the Universe by Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor

Wings of Fire: The Dragonet Prophecy by Tui T. Sutherland (5/5 stars)

The Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan (4/5 stars)

Princess Academy by Shannon Hale (5/5 stars)

Six-Gun Snow White by Catherynne Valente (4/5 stars)

Aftermath: Empire’s End by Chuck Wendig (4/5 stars)

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte (5/5 stars)

A Conjuring of Light by V.E. Schwab (3/5 stars)

 

 

January Reading Wrap-up

I was going to post about books I read in January, but I realized I haven’t posted about my 2017 reading goals. So let’s do that real quick.

2017 Reading Goals

  • I plan to reread two Rick Riordan series: Percy Jackson and the Olympians and The Heroes of Olympus
  • I’ve got a stack of mythology-related reading for Myth Mondays.
  • The Readalongs page keeps evolving but obviously I will be doing those.
  • I’m participating in Modern Mrs. Darcy 2017 Reading Challenge: Reading for Growth.reading-challenge-03-1

Comics I read in January:

Poe Dameron: Black Squadron by Charles Soule and Phil Noto (3/5 stars)

Picture books I read in January:

Star Wars: The Force Awakens by Little Golden Books (4/5 stars)

The Princess and The Pony by Kate Beaton (4/5 stars)

Poetry Collections I read in January:

Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur (3/5 stars)

The Wanderer: Elegies, Epics, Riddles trans. by Michael Alexander (4/5 stars)

Nonfiction I read in January:

Medieval Woman’s Song ed. by Anne Klinck (4/5 stars)

Fiction I read in January:

Princess Leia: Royal Rebel by Calliope Glass (4/5 stars)

The Tropic of Serpents by Marie Brennan (5/5 stars)

The Awakening of Miss Prim by Natalia Sanmartín Fenollera (3/5 stars)

So Fey anthology ed. by Steve Berman (3/5 stars)

Catalyst: A Rogue One Novel by James Luceno (4/5 stars)

More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera

The Fire’s Stone by Tanya Huff (5/5 stars)

The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan (4/5 stars)

My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows (4/5 stars)

This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab (5/5 stars)