shinyjenni: Alicia from The Good Wife, seen from behind, wearing a red coat, in front of a wall of bookshelves (alicia books)
incorrigibly frivolous ([personal profile] shinyjenni) wrote2017-08-10 07:45 pm

Books and comics read in July 2017

Honourable Friends? Parliament and the fight for change - Caroline Lucas
The Thing Around Your Neck - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Orangeboy - Patrice Lawrence
Black Panther: A Nation Under Our Feet vol 2
Sister Mine - Nalo Hopkinson
The Dark Lord of Derkholm - Diana Wynne Jones
Giant Days vol 1
Phonogram: The Immaterial Girl
The Glass Universe: The Hidden History of the Women Who Took the Measure of the Stars - Dava Sobel
Fool's Quest - Robin Hobb
The Magpie Lord - KJ Charles

Giant Days vol 1
This comic about three female friends at university was really cute and fun, and I loved the art a lot. Some of the scene changes did feel a bit weird - I was reading in guided view on Comixology did have to have a quick check at one point to make sure that it hadn't skipped panels - and also I'm a little annoyed that four issues is now considered enough for a collection. But those nitpicks aside, I really liked this, and will be reading subsequent volumes.

The Magpie Lord
I thoroughly enjoyed this m/m historical fantasy romance. The chemistry between the leads was fantastic and the worldbuilding was excellent - it made me want to to explore this universe further.

Short stories I enjoyed this month:
Beauty, Glory, Thrift - Alison Tam: contained SPACE and WOMEN, so off to a good start, but also an interesting plot and a world I wanted to see more of. Plus quietly optimistic when it could easily have gone a different way.