So, July was alright! I didn’t read a lot, but I probably should’ve seen that coming cause dude, I’m busy. I read 4 books, 1 graphic novel, and 8 issues of comics.
Being Jazz: My Life as a Transgender Teen by Jazz Jennings – Funny and interesting and eye-opening, and I particularly recommend the audio version.
Voyager by Diana Gabaldon – My ongoing Outlander series re-read is going swimmingly. And Voyager was perfect for the super hot weather we’re having, because high sea adventures and pirates.
Another Brooklyn by Jacqueline Woodson – Interesting and a little haunting. The main character really wears her grief.
The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet by Becky Chambers – Such a pleasant surprise – it’s sci-fi and set in space and the crew members are a varied bunch of humans and aliens and it was just great. Listening to those Book Riot recommendation/new books podcasts really pays off.
Something New by Lucy Knisley – Her graphic memoirs are just the BEST. And having gotten married myself earlier this year, I was super into it.
STATS – BOOKS
Books read: 4
Female authors: 4 (100%)
Non-white authors: 1 (25%)
Format breakdown: 1 audiobook, 1 e-book, 2 print.
STATS – COMICS
Issues read: 8
Female authors/illustrators: 2
Non-white author/illustrators: 2
Format breakdown: All print.
So – not great, but not terrible… I’m glad I finally read a memoir by a transgender person and want to read more – can any one recommend other transgender authors? Non-fiction or fiction?
How was your July?