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Books Read in June 2017

July 4, 2017

Someday, I’ll blog something other than the monthly book list….


  1. How to Capture an Invisible Cat by Paul Tobin. A middle-grade novel that has been kicking around on my shelves for a while. Can’t argue with the title, but I’m not sure I’m on board for the level of boy-genius man-splaining that went on in the book.
  2. Alex and Eliza by Melissa de la Cruz. This retelling of the love story of Alexander Hamilton and Eliza Schuyler works, even if you haven’t seen the musical. If you have seen it, descriptions of Alex as a ginger-haired young man will throw you off. As I understand it, the author’s curiosity about historical research was piqued by the musical.
  3. *Beast by Brie Spangler. I’m always here for a retelling of Beauty and the Beast, and this one was especially interesting in its twists.
  4. *Tell Me Three Things by Julie Buxbaum. the last book in the Hub challenge… and that’s all I can say about it. meh, YA romance. Not sure why it made the award list.
  5. When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon an utterly charming YA romance that I’ve had kicking around on my Kindle as an e-galley for ages. Glad I finally read it.

Graphic Novels

  1. Runaways Vol 1: Pride and Joy by Brian K. Vaughan. A library patron tipped me off to these comics, and I’m enjoying them
  2. Princeless, Vol. 4: Be Yourself by Jeremy Whitley. This series stays strong.
  3. Phoebe and Her Unicorn by Dana Simpson. Excellent all-ages graphic novel.
  4. Rivers of London: Body Work by Ben Aaronovitch, Andrew Cartmel and Lee Sullivan.Good story, but that’s not how I pictured Peter Grant.
  5. Rivers of London: Night Witch by Ben Aaronovitch, Andrew Cartmel and Lee Sullivan. Again, I enjoy the story and characters, except Peter Grant looks more like Generic Comic Guy than the Peter Grant I’ve gotten to know from reading and listening to the series.
  6. The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl: Like I’m the Only Squirrel in the World  by Ryan North
  7. Lumberjanes Vol 6: Sink or Swim by Noelle Stevenson
  8. Children of the Sea Vol 1  by Daisuke Igarashi
  9.  Runaways Vol. 2: Teenage Wasteland by Brian K. Vaughan
  10. Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur Vol 2.: Cosmic Cooties by Amy Reeder


  1. Moon Over Soho by Ben Aaronovitch, read by Kobna Hobrook Smith.
  2.  Whispers Under Ground by Ben Aaronovitch, read by Kobna Holbrook-Smith. So good! I might be enjoying these as audiobooks more than the original print novels.

Five novels? A new low? But I’ve made up for it with quite a graphic novel binge… A grand total of 17 books consumed… which is about on target for me.

I’ve finished the Hub Challenge (one of three colleagues to do so, I believe. Go me!)

But here’s the big news. Last month’s total was 85. Adding 17 means:

I’ve broken 100! So over $100 is getting donated to EveryLibrary.

Actually, thanks to forgetting to log a handful of graphic novels (whoops!) for the year, as of June, I’m closer to $107 and still reading.

Anyone wanna bet on whether I get to 200/$200 for the year?

One Comment leave one →
  1. July 4, 2017 8:44 am

    Great goals and outcome!

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