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2016: Wrapping It Up, Thank Goodness

Happy New Year’s Eve! 2016 is finally over (finally!) and now I can do the fun stuff, like dive deep into data about my reading and book-buying and stuff.

I’m pretty excited about my Top Ten Favorite Books of 2016, because man they were stunning.


  1. Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow
  2. The Mothers by Brit Bennett
  3. Heroine Complex by Sarah Kuhn
  4. Let It Shine by Alyssa Cole
  5. The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet by Becky Chambers
  6. Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi
  7. Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson
  8. Do You Want to Start a Scandal by Tessa Dare
  9. Last Call at the Nightshade Lounge by Paul Krueger
  10. Men We Reaped by Jesmyn Ward

Narrowing down my top ten felt extra hard this year, which is why I did a Top Five Runner-Ups post. And I don’t know if I’ve ever had romance in my top five before, but I read some exceptional ones this year.

So, my reading goals for last year were mostly the same as the year before:

  1. Read 50% non-white authors.
  2. Buy more books / spend more dollars on non-white authors.
  3. Maintain roughly 50% gender stats

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Another one of my goals was also for 75% of my reading to come from my own shelves or Scribd, and I failed horribly at that, so let’s just move on now.


So, a couple notes:

  • I read fewer books and fewer comics this year than in 2015, which is a bummer. I’m pretty sure I read so many fewer comics (501 in 2015) because I read hardly any digital ones this year. I got rid of Scribd earlier in the year when they changed with model again, and I didn’t get Marvel Unlimited until November. And this was just a really busy year, so I’m not surprised the number of books I read decreased. I’m actually surprised it only decreased by 5.
  • I tried to go on a book-buying ban for 6 months, and that failed and backfired. I ended up buying about 60 more books this year than the year before.
  • My page count is actually higher than last year – probably because I re-read the first four Outlander books this year.

So we all know that 2016 was a garbage fire for many, many reasons, but I do want to point out a couple awesome things that happened for me this year:

  • Got married to the honeyman!
  • Visited Washington, DC for the first time.
  • Went to Book Riot Live! (This was also one of my 2016 goals, woohoo!)
  • Moved to a bigger apartment.
  • Got two new tattoos (vault symbol and arrow – the arrow is the only thing my family could agree on when we decided to get a matching tattoo)

So, even though 2016 sucked on a massive, general scale – I had lots of good things going on.

And now, I have some pretty simple goals for 2017.


All right you guys. Have a wonderful night tonight, and let’s go into 2017 positive and determined to kick ass!

Happy New Year!


2015: Those Delicious Book Stats and More

My absolute favorite thing about the end of a year is the lists and the data. Let’s start with the easy stuff- my 10 favorite books of the year.

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  1. Selfish, Shallow, and Self-Absorbed (edited) by Meghan Daum
  2. The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander
  3. Salsa Nocturna by Daniel Jose Older
  4. PRO: Reclaiming Abortion Rights by Katha Pollitt
  5. The Book of Strange New Things by Michel Faber
  6. The Book of Unknown Americans by Cristina Henriquez
  7. Modern Romance by Aziz Ansari
  8. Sorcerer to the Crown by Zen Cho
  9. Tiny Beautiful Things by Cheryl Strayed
  10. Missoula by Jon Krakauer

It was really hard to narrow down my favorites. I didn’t read as much non-fiction as I wanted to this year, but most of the non-fiction that I did read was great. It’s fun to see that two books I read on audio made it on the list (Modern Romance and Tiny Beautiful Things). I think there would have been more non-fiction or audiobooks on the list, except that I slowed down on listening to audiobooks when the muffler came off my car near the end of the year and it became too loud to listen and focus on them while driving. (I should probably get that fixed soon.)

Now on to the meaty stuff!

Here were my bookish goals for 2015:

  1. Read 50% non-white authors.
  2. Buy more books / spend more dollars on non-white authors.
  3. Maintain roughly 50% gender stats

And I succeeded!


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I’m glad to see that I utilized subscription services in a decent way – they accounted for about 20% of my book AND comic reading. Go Scribd! Totally worth that $9 per month!

My book spending data was really interesting – I bought slightly more books by female authors than male authors (55 vs 52), but spent more total on male authors than female authors ($124.43 more on male authors). I think this is partly because of my preference for non-fiction (ESPECIALLY science non-fiction) in paper rather than e-book. And unfortunately, the majority of science non-fiction is written by dudes. I’m going to make it a point to seek out more science non-fiction by women and POC next year.

My goals for 2016 are pretty simple.

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I think that wraps up this year pretty nicely.

Happy New Year!


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?


October Mini-Review Recap

Heeeyyyy there October, you were pretty nice to me.

I read 11 books in October! First time this year in the double-digits, I believe. Were some of those books ridiculously short? Yes, but so what. Also managed 57 issues of comics because I finally finished my damn The Walking Dead: Compendium One re-read.

Alright, so let’s see what I thought of the books.


Tiny Beautiful Things by Cheryl Strayed – Heartbreaking and wonderful and I need my own copy. Audiobook was pretty enjoyable, but let to tearing up while driving sometimes.


When Beauty Tamed the Beast by Eloisa James – Ha! Fun romance that toyed with the “beauty and the beast” mythology with a little bit of Dr. House mixed in. Will read more of Eloisa James.


The Silkworm (Cormoran Strike #2) by JK Rowling (ahem Robert Galbraith, stupid alias…) – Such a fun and interesting series and I’m annoyed now because the third book is out and I’m number 60 on the waiting list at the library. And it’s not even available for me on Overdrive. The wait it driving me nuts.


Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan – Delightfully fun and ridiculous; I flew through the 500+ pages. Excited to read the sequel soon.


Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie – Good novel, sad since it’s about an abusive dad. I didn’t love the ending though.


Under the Skin by Michel Faber – This is my second Faber, and if it had been my first I don’t think I would’ve sought out anything else by him. The more I reflect on it the more I appreciate it, but for a good chunk of the book I had no idea what the hell was going on. Creepy.


Cybersexism by Laurie Penny – Lots of head-nodding in agreement, but would’ve liked it to be longer and more in-depth.

Binti by Nnedi Okorafor – LOVED this sci-fi novella. Go read it.

Hell-Heaven by Jhumpa Lahiri – A short story really, but it was good. I don’t know why I haven’t read more Lahiri.

A Leaf on the Wind of All-Hallows by Diana Gabaldon – This is an Outlander novella that I’ve read before, but re-read via audio thanks to Scribd. As you can guess, good for Halloween time. I can’t wait to re-read the whole series soon, I miss it.

Memories of My Melancholy Whores by Gabriel García Márquez – My “book translated to English” for the Book Riot “Read Harder” challenge. Kind of disturbing, but maybe a good intro to his work? Sadly, I haven’t read any others yet. I read this in about a day and forgot to take a picture of it before getting to back to the library. Whoops.

Stats time!


Books read: 11

Female authors: 8 (73%)

Non-white authors: 5 (45%)

Format breakdown: 3 print, 6 e-book, 2 audiobook

STATS – COMICS (including writers and illustrators)

Issues read: 57

Female authors/illustrators: 0 (OUCH)

Non-white authors/illustrators: 6

Format breakdown: 8 print, 49 e-book

Comics stats are not great this month. No ladies! And that’s an awful lot of digital, but again, that damn TWD Compendium. I had it on my Kindle Fire thanks to an old Humble Bundle purchase. I don’t think I could’ve read that giant thing if it hadn’t been in digital form.

Lots of good books this month! Have you read any of them?



Reading Stats: My Google Docs Spreadsheet


I think I mentioned a couple months ago that I switched from an Excel spreadsheet to a Google Docs spreadsheet, and that it was different than what I had used previously. Well, I’m here to finally show it off and talk about how it works a little. I got the template from Book Riot – you should definitely read their article and look at the author’s (Amanda Nelson’s) spreadsheet.

So here’s my sheet below – this is just the books tab. I have several tabs down at the bottom for keeping track of comics read, book purchasing stats, TBR lists, etc. I may do a separate post on my comics tab later, but I feel like it still needs some tweaking.

My spreadsheet is set up to track books read, gender, genre, nationality, format, source, pages read, and any other little note-worthy comments (like if it featured LGBTQ characters or storylines, characters with disabilities, if the book was a re-read, etc.). The bolded titles are just ones I liked an extra lot, to make it a little easier when I go to do “best of the year” type lists. And this is my Master spreadsheet, so it has info on it starting in 2011- I like having my data in one place, and can separate it later on if I want to.

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When I start a book, I add it to the spreadsheet with as much info as I can and highlight it in that purple color. That first little column, A, is what tracks the number of books I’ve finished. I add the “1” once I finish a book and remove the highlight. As you’ll see, there are a couple books in grey-shaded cells that I never got around to finishing, but sometimes I find it interesting to go back and look at what books I quit. You can’t see it here, but in the very first cell under column N, I have a sum formula that shows total number of books read, it just updates automatically every time I add a 1 in column A. For tracking POC authors, I just add a “1” in that column if the author isn’t white and get the stats that way. You can create a column for basically anything you want to track. On my previous spreadsheet I had a column for publishers… until I decided I didn’t really care who the publishers were, so I deleted it.

It’s not perfect – using the filter in Google Docs doesn’t seem as easy as in Excel (apparently I have to change the date format of the finished column if I want to filter by month or year, ugh), but so far this has worked wonderfully. AND I have the Sheets app on my phone, so I can update it from anywhere. This was a big reason why I switched to Google Docs – I wanted to be able to update my spreadsheet from any place, without having to save various versions of it to my laptop or flash drives, etc. I’m pretty sure you’re supposed to make some graphs and charts easily using Google Docs, but I haven’t played around with it yet. If anyone has any tips or tricks for Google Docs spreadsheets, I’m all ears.


There it is, in all it’s nerdy glory. What do you use to track your reading stats?


April Mini-Review Recap

Alright, so 6 books (well, plus 2 graphic novels). That’s pretty good, April. Let’s see the tiny thoughts.


King Maker by Maurice Broaddus – This is a fantasy novel set in the ghetto of Philadelphia – such a great premise, and I liked some of the characters. Buuuut it felt short for me because it took way too long to actually get to the fantasy element, and even then, it didn’t make a whole lot of sense to me. I did love that it was set in an urban setting and focused on a lot of social issues, that was the strongest part. There’s definitely some potential in the writing.

Buzzing Easter Bunnies by Nick Spalding – Oh right, this is just a short little novella I read. Spalding is pretty funny.


Throne of the Crescent Moon by Saladin Ahmed – REALLY great fantasy novel. Per the author himself on Twitter: “If you’ve never read my novel, you should change that. There’s ghuls & a lion-woman & a revolution & a fat old hero.” Exactly.


Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige – The writing was rough in the beginning, but overall not a bad job for a debut novel about the story of Oz being kind of flipped on it’s head. I’ll probably read the sequels.

The Sculptor by Scott McCloud – I read this graphic novel during the readathon and  I basically soared through those 500 pages. Really good.

 The Griff by Christopher Moore and Ian Corson – I was looking forward to this graphic novel for a long time, because I’m a big Moore fan. I finally read it since it was Scribd, buuuut it was a bit of a letdown. The writing didn’t really feel like the Moore I’m used to.


Citizen: An American Lyric by Claudia Rankine – Such an incredibly powerful poetry collection, focusing on race and the black experience, and touching on the recent young black individuals killed by police. I’m glad The Socratic Salon picked this book to discuss soon.


The Rebirths of Tao by Wesley Chu – This is the third (and probably last) book in the Tao series, and it’s a really great ending. I mean, I’ll be happy if Chu writes more Tao books, but this was a satisfying ending. I love the whole trilogy so hard and love seeing them on my shelf.

Alright, and now time for my April stats. As a reminder, I’m counting the graphic novels as 1 “issue” in these stats.


Books read: 6

Female authors: 2 (33%)

Non-white authors: 5 (83%)

Format breakdown: 3 print, 3 e-book

STATS – COMICS (including writers and illustrators)

Issues read: 84 (!)

Female authors/illustrators: 3 

Non-white authors/illustrators: 13

Format breakdown: 50 print, 34 e-book

See what I mean about the comics? I attribute this to 2 things – I focused on comics for most of the readathon (I read 32 issues that day, I think), and I’ve been reading comics on Scribd. I FINALLY have a way to read comics in bed, without needing the light on. Reading a couple issues before I fall asleep definitely helped up those stats.

I’m bummed I didn’t finish any audiobooks this month. I’ve started High Price by Dr. Carl Hart, but I’ve been listening to more podcasts (Book Riot, Fanboys at Large, and Oh Comics) and my commute is a few minutes shorter, so that just hasn’t been happening.

Alright, I’m going to stop rambling and go read. Have you read any of the books above?


March Mini-Review Recap

Alright March, not too shabby. I ALWAYS want to read more, but 1-2 books a week is really about what I can expect now, I don’t know why I hope for 10 books or more a month still. I’m a dreamer, I guess. As per usual, I didn’t always write reviews for these, so let’s see my little tiny thoughts about them.

Bet Me by Jennifer Crusie – This is my third or fourth re-read of this book, but it’s been a couple years. There’s always that fear of “Will I still love it?” when going into a re-read. But yes, yes I do still love it. Bet Me is the best.


Zone One by Colson Whitehead – This is my second book by Whitehead, and I’m digging him. This is a more contemplative look at life after the zombie outbreak, and I really enjoyed how different it was.


 I’m Not Racist, But… by Anita HeissKayleigh suggested Anita Heiss to me AGES ago. Look Kayleigh, I listened! This is a collection of poetry and reflections, mostly about racism, class, and the treatment of Aboriginals in Australia – a topic in which I admit my knowledge is SEVERELY lacking. (Kayleigh, further reading instructions maybe please?) This collection is full of emotion, observation, and packs a real punch.

Heaven’s Queen by Rachel Bach – This is the third and final installment of the Paradox trilogy, which I really enjoyed. Devi is a kick-ass main character, and it’s just really great space opera sci-fi that you can completely engross yourself in.

 Stuff Matters by Mark Miodownik – This look at some of the materials we see and use every day – concrete, chocolate, glass, and more – was super fascinating.

The Mis-Adventures of an Awkward Black Girl by Issa Rae – I never heard of or saw Issa Rae’s Youtube channel, but after this book got praise from Mindy Kaling I instantly wanted to read it. It’s funny and fabulous and I want more Issa Rae in my life.


This Non-Violent Stuff’ll Get You Killed by Charles E. Cobb Jr. – This is the first book I’ve read on Scribd! Basically, it looks at the role guns played in the Civil Rights / Freedom Movement, and discusses how nonviolence and self-defense are not exactly opposites of one another. Really interesting, thought there was a whole lot of names and dates that made it read just a teeny bit like a text book. Still well worth it.

Alright, so let’s take a look at my March stats.


Books read: 7

Female authors: 4 (57%)

Non-white authors: 4 (57%)

Format breakdown: 3 print, 2 e-book, 2 audiobook

STATS – COMICS (including writers and illustrators)

Issues read: 62

Female authors/illustrators: 6

Non-white authors/illustrators: 12

Format breakdown: 38 print, 24 e-book

NICE. Still doing pretty good at this diverse reading thing. I’m surprised I read as many female authors as I did – honestly, I’ve been paying attention mainly only to reading non-white authors and haven’t given much consideration to gender, sexuality, disability, etc. I’ll try to pay more attention to those things this month. And I think that I got more reading done this month specifically due to reading in so many different formats.

Another thing I was dedicated to doing this year is to spend more money on non-white authors, to essentially put my money where my mouth is and make sure that my spending habits reflect my dedication to diversity in reading and publishing. Since it’s quarter-end, let’s look at that. Just for funsies.

But first, some notes – I’m not counting used book sales in this, only because the used library bookstore and miscellaneous table/garage sales aren’t tracking that spending. I AM counting books that were gifted to me, since it’s a safe assumption that it was purchased from a vendor or retailer and therefore the specifics of that sale are being recorded somewhere. And I’ve only been tracking my purchasing habits of books, not comics, because dear god I just don’t have the patience to log every single issue I buy. It’s amazing I’m managing to track them as I read them.


Total books acquired: 28

Total amount spent: $152.44

Books by non-white authors acquired: 18

Amount spent on books by non-white authors: $104.79

Books by female authors acquired: 12

Amount spent on books by female authors: $51.65

Again, not too bad! But not great. I’m disappointed that I’ve spent twice as much on male authors as female authors, but this could also be due to sporadic sales – for example, I happened to catch On Immunity by Eula Biss as an Audible Daily Deal for $2.95 – If I had waited and decided to use a credit for it, that would’ve counted as $14.95. I can’t wait to see how the numbers change and evolve other the next nine months, because that should account for any opportunity bias like that.

Another interesting note – I know just by looking that I’ve spent more on comics than books this year. I can go into my comic shop and drop $20 – $40 at a time, and that’s not even counting trade collections I’ve purchased from B&N or Amazon. Wow.

Anyways, I fell well down into a rabbit hole of stats here, and have probably bored you all to tears. Did you happen to read or enjoy any of the books I mentioned above?


February Mini-Review Recap

Alright, I guess February wasn’t a COMPLETE fail. I read some… just not as much as I wanted to. Work got really busy, and between that and missing the honeyman all the time, I needed bigger distractions than books. Like Friends, The Flash, and Borderlands 2. And sleep. So let’s see what I read… I didn’t do reviews for most of these yet, because I’ve been busy and lazy, but I may do them sometime this month if I feel so compelled.


PRO: Reclaiming Abortion Rights by Katha Pollitt – Basically a wonderful reminder that hey! Abortion is NOT a bad word, or a bad thing. Love it, recommend it.


Half-Resurrection Blues by Daniel Jose Older – First book in the Bone Street Rumba series, and I am already excited for whenever the next one comes out. If you’ve read Salsa Nocturna, this is a book series focusing on the main character of those short stories, Carlos. It takes place before the events in Salsa Nocturna, and I kind of loved seeing characters I was already familiar with popping up and being introduced to Carlos. Mr. Older is going to be a favorite fantasy author.


An Untamed State by Roxane Gay – Alright, so this has been a very popular book, and I just finished a few nights ago at like midnight. I can’t say I loved it – it’s about a woman being kidnapped and horribly raped, so it’d be weird to say I really liked it. And besides that – something about it didn’t really click for me. It was sad, and outrageous, and tragic, and ultimately hopeful – but I didn’t feel really sucked into the story. It was a good book, and I’m looking forward to more from Gay.


Men Explain Things to Me by Rebecca Solnit – Another one I have mixed feelings about. This is a collection of essays, all surrounding the topic of how women have been silenced by men, in various ways. Some essays were really great and packed a punch – others fell a little flat. Overall, it was a good read and made me slightly more aware of the discreet, underhanded ways in which men undermine women.


March: Book One by John Lewis and Andrew Aydin – This is kind of a graphic memoir, of which there will be more (I think Book Two is already out). It’s written by Congressman John Lewis, and recounts his personal life and growing up during the civil rights movement – taking part in sit-ins, listening to MLK Jr. give speeches. I found Book One really captivating and heartbreaking, and I’m looking forward to reading the next books. For the sake of the stats below, I’m counting this one in the comics part.



Books read: 4

Female authors: 3 (75%)

Non-white authors: 2 (50%)

Format breakdown: 2 print, 2 e-book, and 0 audiobooks

STATS – COMICS (including writers and illustrators)

Issues read: 33

Female authors/illustrators: 9

Non-white authors/illustrators: 12

Format breakdown: 27 print, 5 e-book


Still not doing too bad on the stats front! I’m surprised I didn’t finish my audiobook, because it was only 6 hours long, but I still have 2 hours left of it so I’ll finish it this month. It’s a good audiobook, but I listen to podcasts too, and music, and I only drive to and from work so many times during the month…

Anyways, those are some tiny blurbs about the things I read. Most of them were good, and hopefully I’ll get around to doing more in-depth reviews… we’ll see. Thoughts? Suggestions?


January Mini-Review Recap

I haven’t done a mini-review recap post in exactly a year! Mainly because in February of last year I got insanely busy, and I never got organized enough to come back at the end of the month and do a recap. Things have slowed down a lot, so here we are!

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling – I didn’t review any of my Harry Potter re-reads, but of course this is a great end to a most awesome series.


Mr. Fox by Helen Oyeyemi – Confused the crap out of me so I can’t say I enjoyed the book overall, but there was some beautiful writing in here.


Salsa Nocturna by Daniel José Older – Fabulous ghost noir short story collection, and I’m excited that the main character of these stories now has a whole book starring him – Half-Resurrection Blues. Already bought it 🙂


Watson and Holmes: A Study in Black (volume 1) by Karl Bollers and Rick Leonardi – Sherlock, except in modern-day Harlem with black characters. Fantastic new take on a classic. Can’t wait for the second volume.


Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson – Children’s / YA book, a memoir told in verse. Wonderfully written, glad to have it on my shelf.


Ancillary Justice (Imperial Radch #1) by Ann Leckie – Space opera sci-fi that took me a little bit to get into, but ended up being really great. Collective consciousness in an A.I. ship and its soldiers is a really fun concept.


Adulthood Rites (Xenogenesis Trilogy #2) by Octavia Butler – Great sequel to Dawn, doesn’t suffer from second-book-syndrome at all. Excited to read the next book, Imago.



How to Be Black by Baratunde Thurston – Informative, hilarious, and sometimes painful. Partly satirical and largely autobiographical, this was a really great read. And Baratunde would encourage you to read it now, being Black History Month and all.

Deadpool Classic: Volume 2 by Joe Kelly, Ed McGuinness, etc. – I love Deadpool, but man I really don’t like the art in these runs. Still psyched to work my way through ALL of the volumes though 🙂

Undeniable: Evolution and the Science of Creation by Bill Nye – I never got around to reviewing this, but it’s SUCH a fun audiobook read. Bill Nye cracks me up, and it is awesome that he narrates. And you know, the science-y stuff is good too. Yay evolution! Down with creationism!


The Intuitionist by Colson Whitehead – Brilliant book about rival elevator inspectors and race. The first black female elevator inspector, Lila Mae Watson, is on the hunt for the person trying to frame her in an elevator accident. Great pulpy noir feel, and full of racial and social commentary.



Books read: 9

Female authors: 5 (55%!)

Non-white authors: 6 (66%!)

Format breakdown: 5 e-books, 3 print, 1 audiobooks

STATS – COMICS (including writers and illustrators)

Issues read: 24

Female authors/illustrators: 4

Non-white authors/illustrators: 6

Format breakdown: 21 print, 3 e-book


So basically, I’m kicking ass in stats, at least on the “books” front. It’s been hard to find more comics that aren’t written and illustrated by white men, but still. And I’m going by “issues read”, but some of those were collected trade formats. And I guess when I read graphic novels, I’ll count those as 1 “issue”. Man, comics make stats complicated.