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Books Read in February 2018

March 2, 2018

Paper & E-Books

  1. The Pun Also Rises by John Pollack. This was wonderful! A history and exploration of puns. With puns, actually part of the text. Great fun!
  2. Noteworthy by Riley Redgate. Decent YA about a cappella. I wish I’d had this to read when I was in high school.
  3. I’m Just No Good at Rhyming by Chris Harris. Silly, kid-friendly poems and illustrations by a guy who’s visibly trying to be Shel Silverstein. I can see using a few bits at storytime, but wouldn’t encourage reading the whole thing.
  4. The Tethered Mage by Melissa Caruso. This right here was the best book of the month! Really interesting fantasy, with fascinating worldbuilding and suspenseful turns I didn’t see coming. I owe this book a full review. Great stuff.  So good it basically gave me a book hangover, where I just couldn’t figure out what to read next.
  5. Labyrinth Lost by Zoraida Cordova. Another really good one. Really interesting magic system, drawing on Latin American culture and magic systems… teenagers saving the world but also being teenagers, and having first crushes. A fitting book to shelve alongside Shadowshaper
  6. Dust Bowl Girls by Lydia Reeder. About a women’s junior college basketball team in the Depression, and also women’s sports of the era generally.


Rare Book of Cunning Device by Ben Aaronovitch

The Furthest Station by Ben Aaronovitch.

Should probably count the above as 1.5, as they were short, more like novellas.

Plus one excellent graphic novel: Ms.Marvel Vol 8: Mecca. I swear, this series is just… It gets better and better and better, and I’d say read it even if you don’t read comics.

I also saw Black Panther and I definitely plan to see it again.

So, that brings the grand total of books consumed for the month to… 8.5? Is that a new low for me? Eesh!

On the plus side, I’ve been chipping away at my TBR pile. I owned both the audiobooks and the Dust Bowl Girls book was on my Kindle. So that counts for something.

And it’s certainly good reading weather today!

Hope everyone’s safe and warm.

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