May Reads

2 June 2014

This was a hard month for reading. This job. Seriously, I love it. But yeah. Little energy to read.

Short Stories & Novels

Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen – I’ll admit, I completely forgot for about two weeks that I signed up for this book tour. Even after the book arrived. But that being said… Go check out my post regarding this first in the series.

Comics & Graphic Novels

Batgirl Vol 3: Death of the Family by Gail Simone – Finally. I’d been wanting this book for so. long. Ok, so really not terribly long because I just recently started the Batgirl series back in February. But yeah. I was definitely ready for Volume 3. I have some big thoughts on what’s going on with Babs, so it’s going to get it’s own post.

Batgirl Vol 4: Wanted by Gail Simone – I was super happy to receive a digital ARC on this book. I couldn’t blaze through this one. Definitely a little heavier. And again, you’ll have to see the full post on it that will hopefully come really soon.

Batgirl Annual #2 by Gail Simone – There was a lot of buzz on twitter about this right after it came out. So much praise, I had to check it out. This book just highlights why Simone should be (and is) writing Batgirl. Also, it’s a pretty good case for why Poison Ivy should get her own book and why Simone should write it. There’s just little nuances that she gets. Her characters just feel real.

Ms. Marvel #4 by G. Willow Wilson – I cannot express enough how great I find this series. And all I wanted to do was hug this issue — which is hard to do with a digital copy. I’m going to have to make friends with my local comic shop and start picking print copies of this up. Like Batgirl, Kamala really needs a post dedicated to her and the whole potential of this series.

Batman Vol 4: Zero Year – Secret City by Scott Snyder – Yes. I am that terrible person who skipped ahead. I haven’t read volumes 2-3. So a lot has happened and I’m just sort of… well, understandably a little confused. Bruce/Batman is crazy brooding — and from what I know of the arc Death of the Family and all the stuff that happened around then… understandably so. Anyway. I really need those middle volumes so I can piece a few things together.

My Little Pony: Friends Forever Vol 1 by Alex deCampi – The was one of those anyone can download without request ARCs from NetGalley. I’ll admit to watching the tv series, so getting a free pass to the comics? Sure! Cute and fun, just as you’d expect. Some great pop culture references, even a little bit of Nintendo Enthused ponies too…

My goal this year is to read 50 books. According to Goodreads, I have read 29 books and am 9 books ahead of schedule.

How are you doing on your reading goals so far? It’s June. Half way there. What have been the major highlights thus far? Gimme some new things to read!

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