November Mini-Review Recap

November FLEW by. The entire last week or so of it was taken over by Thanksgiving and Jessica Jones watching, but that’s okay because Jessica Jones is AWESOME. And so is food. Obviously. Oh and I’ve started playing The Wolf Among Us, a video game based on the Fables comic series, so that’s pretty cool.

I finished 4 books, and 32 issues of comics. Here’s the itty-bitty thoughts. (I didn’t manage to get any full-length reviews written this month, no surprise there.)


Please Do Not Taunt the Octopus by Mira Grant – This is yet another Newsflesh novella, and it was a pretty good one. This is one of those trilogies/series that has SO much room to explore, so I enjoy all of the little novellas but kind of hope she just writes a fourth book, or a prequel.


Career of Evil (Cormoran Strike #3) by J.K. Rowling – You guys, the Cormoran Strike books are SO GOOD. They’re nothing like the HP series, of course – they’re graphic and gruesome – but they’re fantastic. I hope she has the fourth one already in the works.


Signal to Noise by Silva Moreno-Garcia – Magical realism surrounding the turbulent teenage years of a girl named Meche. I both cheered and rolled my eyes at her.


Lagoon by Nnedi Okorafor – Weird and oddly hopeful, despite the level of destruction in the book. Okorafor writes some really fantastic other-worldly sci-fi.

Alrighty, let’s see those stats.


Books read: 4

Female authors: 4 (100%)

Non-white authors: 2 (50%)

Format breakdown: 1 print, 3 e-book

STATS – COMICS (including writers and illustrators)

Issues read: 32

Female authors/illustrators: 2 

Non-white authors/illustrators: 3

Format breakdown: 22 print, 10 e-book


So nothing particularly notable here, except I read no books by dudes last month. Don’t really care much about that. I started looking into my book-spending stats for the years, which I talked about on Twitter on Monday, but I’ll wait until the actual end of the year to dive into those on the blog.

I’m so ready for the end of the year. How about you?




  1. There IS going to be a fourth Newflesh novel! It’s called Rewind and last I heard it was supposed to come out sometime next year. I think it takes place during the events of the main trilogy, but from a different perspective… but now I can’t remember where I read that, so maybe that’s just me assuming based on the title.


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