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Books Read in May 2017

June 6, 2017

Yes, I know it’s June 6th. I wanted to give you some space after all my Book Expo blither.

A strong reading month. Even if I was abysmal at blogging and reviewing. Asterisks for Hub Challenge books.

  1. *Dream on, Amber by Emma Shevah  (charming!)
  2. Caraval by Stephanie Garber (wanted to love but hated it)
  3. *The Geek’s Guide to Unrequited Love by Sarvenaz Tash (Great fun!)
  4. Mrs. Roosevelt’s Confidante by Susan Elia MacNeal
  5. The Queen’s Accomplice by Susan Elia MacNeal
  6. *Girl Mans Up by M.E. Girard
  7. Geekerella by Ashley Poston
  8. *Balcony on the Moon: Coming of Age in Palestine by Ibtisam Barakat. Lovely and I’m glad I read this memoir.
  9. Radio Silence by Alice Oseman (odd but good YA)
  10. The Garden of Small Beginnings by Abbi Waxman
  11. *This Song is (Not) for You by Laura Nowlin. Fictional band, also thoughtful characterization.
  12. First Wave (Billy Boyle #2) by James R. Benn. Reread.
  13. Piecing Me Together by Renee Watson. will give this to a few teens in my library and will probably see it on summer reading lists.
  14. Devil’s Advocate by John Mabery. X-Files YA from Scully’s perspective. I gave up on this but circled back and trudged through. Feh.
  15. *Along for the Ride by Sarah Dessen

Graphic Novels

  1. *Filmish by Edward Ross (more masters’ theses should be explained in graphic novel form!)
  2. *Plutona by Jeff Lemire (WTF even was this?)
  3. Space Battle Lunchtime: Lights, Camera, Snacktion! by Natalie Riess. Fun, and I want the sequel now!
  4. Giant Days #4 by John Allison
  5. *Paper Girls Vol 1 by Brian K. Vaughn


Shadowshaper by Daniel Jose Older, gorgeous audiobook production. read by Anika Noni Rose.

For a total of 20 books!

Which brings my total for the year to 85 books. And $89 in the kitty for EveryLibrary.

9 more for the Hub Challenge. I’m almost done with the requisite 25 books, with just under a month to go.

When the Moon Was Ours may still be in my top spot for the year, but Balcony on the Moon comes close. In both cases, it’s for the lovely, lyrical prose. I can see others who read one liking the other.

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