Hey, April! Surprisingly, you were the best month so far this year! Strictly in a reading sense, of course. I managed to read 8 books this month, and 36 issues of comics! Woot! So let’s see what we got.
Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson – The first #SJBC pick! And it was fantastic – a heartbreaking and rage-inducing look at the death penalty and criminal justice system.
Dietland by Sarai Walker – I had some quibbles, but overall I really loved this novel that takes on fat-shaming, beauty culture, and feminism. The anger and furor depicted by the women in Dietland is so relatable.
The Year of Yes by Shonda Rhimes – Shonda deserves all the praise in the world, but this wasn’t my cup of tea. I was kind of bored.
Radio Silence (Off the Grid #1) by Alyssa Cole – A really great post-apocalyptic romance novel featuring diverse cast of characters and some nice sexy times. I’m excited to read the others in the series.
The Regional Office is Under Attack! by Manuel Gonzales – Lady assassins and mechanical arms and mysterious organizations, oh my. Fast and fun.
Relativity by Antonia Hayes – A young boy has a particular knack for physics, and it ties into the family drama that tore his family apart. I loved the science aspect of it, but the family stuff got a little too cheesy for me.
Seven Brief Lessons on Physics by Carlo Rovelli – This tiny 80-paged book is gorgeously packaged, but overall not great. It boiled down some basic pillars of physics into tiny chapters, and the author got quite poetic, but meh.
Hamilton: The Revolution by Lin-Manuel Miranda and Jeremy McCarter – #HAMILTOME! It’s fabulous for your eyes AND your ears.
Alrighty, now let’s get to them stats.
STATS – BOOKS
Books read: 8
#Readmyowndamnbooks: 2 (25% ouch)
Female authors: 4 (50 %)
Non-white authors: 5 (63%)
Format breakdown: 3 audiobook, 4 e-book, 1 print. I actually had other print books started but I ended up DNF-ing.
STATS – COMICS
Issues read: 36
Female authors/illustrators: 12
Non-white author/illustrators: 9
Format breakdown: All print. I cancelled my Scribd membership, so this will probably be the norm for a while.
Not too shabby, April! I need to read more books that I already own, but what else is new. Have you read any of these?