Alright alright alright! Another good month. I finished 7 books and 23 comics! And man I read some really good stuff.
IQ by Joe Ide – Genius young man solves crimes for the poor and ignored, but also for a failing rap star who swears that someone is trying to kill him. Really interesting and I’m hoping it turns into a small mystery series.
Fledgling by Octavia Butler – Shori is a 53-year old black vampire who looks like an 11-year old girl who doesn’t remember anything after waking up nearly dead in the woods. FANTASTIC. Octavia Butler is the best.
The Mothers by Brit Bennett – Easily one of the best books of the year. If you haven’t read it yet, you must. You’re missing out.
Listen to Me by Hannah Pittard – I didn’t love this one about a married couple on a road trip on a rainy night, and trying to deal with the wife’s increasingly bad paranoia.
Men We Reaped by Jesmyn Ward – An absolutely heartbreaking memoir about how racial inequality contributed to the deaths of five young black men close to the author. So very important.
Short Stories from Hogwarts of Power, Politics and Pesky Poltergeists by J.K. Rowling – One of those three “Pottermore Presents” short e-books, and it was okay. Just adds a little bit of detail to the HP world.
Lady Claire is All That by Maya Rodale – This comes out in December, and unfortunately it was not a pleasant read for me.
STATS – BOOKS
Books read: 7
Female authors: 6 (86%)
Non-white authors: 4 (57%)
Format breakdown: 3 e-book, 4 print
STATS – COMICS
Issues read: 23
Female authors/illustrators: 13
Non-white author/illustrators: 13
Format breakdown: All print.
Not too shabby, honestly! How was your October?