March wasn’t too bad, I guess. I finished six books, and read a literal crap ton of comics. Good job, March. And as another plus, the weather in March wasn’t complete shit! No big snow storms, from what I can remember, and temps into the 50’s at one point I think. Come on, spring! I’m ready for sunshine and warmth. It’d be nice for running outside to be an option again.
Alright, so let’s look at the books I’m eyeing for April. I specifically avoided library books this time around – I want to read some of my OWN books, or at the very least, books on the subscription services I’m paying for. I’m doing a free month trial of Scribd right now, and I have to say, so far I love it so much that I just may cancel Oyster and Audible. I’ll do a post about it when the free trial is up.
From left to right…
- Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass by Meg Medina – I’ve heard so much raving over what a great YA book this is, and this is one of the books that my Ninja Book Swap partner sent me!
- The White Boy Shuffle by Paul Beatty – I’ve never read Paul Beatty, and this sounds really good. One of the blurbs on the back describes it as “Laugh-out-loud funny and weep-in-silence sad” – I mean, that just sounds fantastic.
- I Am Not a Slut by Leora Tanenbaum – I’ve been wanting to read this for a long while now. I’ve noticed lately just how frequent and casual slut-shaming is, and it’s kind of horrifying.
- Throne of the Crescent Moon by Saladin Ahmed – I first heard about this book during the Book Riot Christmas gift rec podcasts, and I’ve had it on my wishlist ever since. I was super excited to find it while browsing around Barnes and Noble this past weekend.
- Borderlands: The Fallen by John Shirley – I still can’t believe that there are Borderlands novels! Squealing with excitement.
- White Cat by Holly Black – Con artists! Always good for fun reading, right?
- High Price by Dr. Carl Hart – This is a memoir about the author’s experiences with drugs and his research on drug use. This is on Scribd as an ebook AND an audiobook, and I’m really curious to experience Scribd on audio.
- The Rebirths of Tao by Wesley Chu – The third Tao book comes out on April 7th!!! This is buy-it-on-the-release-date exciting.
- The Griff by Christopher Moore and Ian Corson – Yes, Christopher Moore wrote a graphic novel! And Scribd has it! Oh man, I bet it’s going to be great.
- The Invincible Iron Man by Matt Fraction and Salvador Larroca – Scribd has eight volumes of this! I’m hoping to read at least the first and second this month.
- Lumberjanes by Noelle Stevenson, Grace Ellis, and others – I was kind of waiting until the first volume came out to really dig into this series, but the first 9 issues are on Scribd, so I’ll give it a go now!
- Manhattan Projects: Volume 5 by Jonathan Hickman and Nick Pitarra – I ordered this at my local comic shop, so it should be in soon. This series is so weird and science-y and fun.
- As always, looking forward to the newest issues of Bitch Planet, Rat Queens, Ms. Marvel, Birthright, Thor, and more…
I’m super excited about my picks this month. Here’s hoping that I get to at least half of them! What are you aiming to read in April?