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Reading Roundup February 2017

March 1, 2017

Books (paper and e-books)

  1. Remnants of Trust by Elizabeth Bonesteel
  2. The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros
  3. Lies, Damned Lies and History by Jodi Taylor
  4. I am Princess X by Cherie Priest (which is sort of also a graphic novel)
  5. The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl: Squirrel Meets World by Shannon and Dean Hale
  6. A Study in Scarlet Women by Sherry Thomas
  7. After Tupac and D Foster by Jacqueline Woodson
  8. Flying Lessons and Other Stories edited by Ellen Oh (anthology. Very good!)
  9. Ghost Girl in the Corner by Daniel Jose Older (So very good!)
  10. Show and Prove by Sofia Quintero
  11. The Silver Chair (Chronicles of Narnia) by C.S. Lewis

Graphic Novels

  1. Princeless Vol 2: Get Over Yourself by Jeremy Whitley
  2. Goldie Vance Vol. 1 by Hope Larson
  3. Ms. Marvel: Civil War by G. Willow Wilson
  4.  Miles Morales: Ultimate Spiderman Ultimate Collection Vol 1. by Brian Michael Bendis
  5. The Harlem Hellfighters by Max Brooks
  6. Miles Morales: Ultimate Spiderman Ultimate Collection Vol 2. by Brian Michael Bendis

It looks like I’m keeping up a trend of reading one book I own, and taking everything else out from the library. Which is good, in the not-buying books sense, but less so, measured against the goal to catch up on reading books I own… and e-galleys I should be reading and reviewing. Still, going to call it a win, in terms of exploring library resources.

The prevalence of African American writers and characters in this month’s reading was… sort of intentional, but only sort of. Book displays and discussions of African American history and characters abounded in real and virtual library spaces. And I also just picked up novels and graphic novels that looked like good stories. I’m hoping to do my best to read attentively and diversely throughout the year.

I’d been meaning to read Jacqueline Woodson, and I’ll definitely seek out more by her. Also, I’m game for any Miles Morales comics I can get my hands on! And more graphic novel nonfiction, in a similar vein to The Harlem Hellfighters by Max Brooks. I like the idea of nonfiction and other narratives told in panels and art.

For those keeping score, this means I’ve now read a total of 32 books. And $32 is going in the lunchbox for EveryLibrary.

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