Books Read in November

Well, that was a weird month. I feel like, in the states, we spend all of November waiting for Thanksgiving, for the official holiday season to begin…but this year, Thanksgiving was SO LATE that it just threw everything off and by the time it rolled around, the OMG IT IS ALMOST DECEMBER vibe was overtaking it.

Anyway, I did get a few books in this month at least! As usual, I seem to be rounding out the year with lots of comic books! Who has time for big books right now? (Well, I do have the last book in the Arc of the Scythe series, The Toll, which I just started and is 600 pages. I’m hoping to finish it before 2020!)

Dodge CityDodge City by Josh Trujillo
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

If you liked SLAM! Vol. 1, you’ll love Dodge City. Another niche team sports story with a cast of misfits. Lots of diversity, great sense of humor and you’re rooting for everyone to find their way.

Ms. Marvel, Vol. 10: Time and AgainMs. Marvel, Vol. 10: Time and Again by G. Willow Wilson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Another strong addition to the Ms. Marvel series. And a big reveal about the origins of Kamala’s powers. Lots of implications for stories to come. But at the core, it is still about the relationships that Kamala has to her friends and family, which is what makes me keep coming back to this series.

Harley Quinn: Breaking GlassHarley Quinn: Breaking Glass by Mariko Tamaki
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Fun take on Harley’s origin story, and Poison Ivy’s too. I really hope this becomes a series because I really enjoyed her and Ivy’s friendship.

Unicorn Bowling (Phoebe and Her Unicorn #9)Unicorn Bowling by Dana Simpson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

What more can I say about this series? It still makes me giggle, it’s hard not to adore Phoebe and Heavenly Nostrils.

PetPet by Akwaeke Emezi
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I think I liked this book? I’m going to say that it would be 3.5 stars.

I liked the *idea* of the book, but sometimes I found the world building and character names to be distracting? For example, the main character is named “Jam” and the creature is called “Pet” and I’ll be darned if my brain kept changing it to either “James” or “jam” like “in a jam” and getting confused. Same with “Pet” turning into “Pete”. Jam’s mother also spoke in a dialect that kept throwing me off too. I realize this is more my hang up than the books.

But I really liked the idea of the angels, monsters, and hunters. I think the book actually could have been a bit longer, though I guess it works in the sense that you are seeing everything from Jam’s point of view so of course she doesn’t know the history of everything. You know what she has been told growing up and have to take that as the whole story. But I wouldn’t mind going back and getting Bitter’s story.

If you like YA fantasy that has a very unique style, this is a quick read with lots of interesting ideas.

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I’m currently listening to The Secret Commonwealth by Philip Pullman, the second book in the Book of Dust series. Narrated by Michael Sheen ❤

Along with The Toll, I’m also reading the latest Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tale.

What was your favorite read this month?
What are you reading now?
If you had a reading goal/challenge for 2019, are you on track to complete it?

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