A Wrap-Up of Books Read in October 2020

Murder on Astor Place by Victoria Thompson Set in the era when Teddy Roosevelt was trying to modernize the New York PD, this novel follows a midwife. Owing to her husband’s unsolved murder and mugging, she knows too well how corrupt the department really is. So, when a pregnant woman at one of the boarding houses…

May 2020 — A Wrap-Up

Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman So. Much. Fun. When I began reading this, I wanted to kick Fat Charlie in the butt because he was that spineless. And I wanted to do the same to Spider because he wasn’t. I ended up liking both characters and their only-i-get-to-hurt-my-family philosophy. P.S. If you don’t like rambling…

April 2020 — A Wrap-Up

LIFEL1K3 by Jay Kristoff You’ll find the review here. The Program by Suzanne Young I require more than a bone-chilling atmosphere where teenagers have some sort of sword hanging over their heads or another from my reads these days. This 400-pager failed to deliver that. Teenagers are committing suicide after becoming depressed, making the issue a global…

Reading Anniversaries & First-in-a-Series — July Edition

2017 Ms. Marvel, Vol. 1: No Normal by G. Willow Wilson This was my first encounter with Kamala Khan and boy did I love what I read! What made her an authentic character were her lifelike issues, including those of being a teenager, a superhero coming into her powers, of trying to find her place…

Reading Anniversaries & First-in-a-Series — June Edition

2018 Soulless: The Manga, Vol. 1 by Gail Carriger Oh, this was such a pretty book! It stayed true to the story from the novels, making me laugh and fall in love with the series all over again. The art is just so manga-ey that you can’t help but like it.  My initial thoughts on…

Reading Anniversaries: First in a Series & Singles – March Edition

2017 The Complete Maus by Art Spiegelman Find my review here Binti by Nnedi Okorafor Review here Coraline by Neil Gaiman  My review Dune by Frank Herbert First, Second, Third, and Fourth parts. All Flesh Is Grass by Clifford D. Simak The review 2016 The Chameleon’s Shadow by Minette Walters I love reading books by this author because they portray human interaction in all its forms. They…

Reading Anniversaries: First in a Series & Singles–December Edition

2013   Another review from the past: What I liked: the story was fast paced and flowed beautifully-this felt much more natural than the first book by the author the concept was pretty interesting & kept me engrossed the indiscriminate hate that the Decider had for everybody-he didn’t need a reason, he just hated. What…

Reading Anniversaries: First in a Series & Singles–October Edition

These are the books that I read in different Octobers throughout my reading life and have left an impression on me. 2015 Minette Walters became an automatic buy for me right after I had read her for the first time. This novella wasn’t any different even though it was inspired by true events. 2012 Set…

September 2017 — A Month with an Abysmal Reading Record

The previous month was all about graphic novels, comics, and anthologies. Here is what I read in September and what I thought about it: Preacher, Vols. 4-9 It was irreverent as heck: It was full of sexist characters who say things like: But oh, it was so good! I read this one as part of…