This week’s topic is graphic novels.
As usual, I bought/received a ton of books last month. I purchased a bit more than I planned, but I had a discount to use. I ended up getting a lot of graphic novels.
Received From Publisher or Won on Goodreads:
Swamp Thing: Twin Branches by Maggie Stiefvater illustrated by Morgan Beem
Twins Alec and Walker Holland have a reputation around town. One is quiet and the other is the life of any party, but they are inseparable. For their last summer before college, the two leave the city to live with their rural cousins, where they find that the swamp holds far darker depths than they could have imagined.
While Walker carves their names into the new social scene, Alec recedes into a summer school laboratory, because he brought something from home on their trip—it’s an experiment that will soon consume him. This season, both brothers must confront truths, ancient and familial, and as their lives diverge, tensions increase and dormant memories claw to the surface.
I love October and the events never disappoint me. TBR and Beyond is doing a team challenge for October. I’m hoping to read some mystery/thrillers. Maybe horror, too?
I’ve still been slumping a bit with my reading, so August wasn’t a great month in numbers. But I did read some books that I ended up loving.
These are in no particular order.
You Had Me At Hola paperback 4 stars
A Curse of Gold earc 4 stars
Grown earc 5 stars
Teen Titans: Beast Boy by Kami Garcia and Gabriel Picolo
Garfield Logan has spent his entire life being overlooked. Even in a small town like Eden, Georgia, the 17-year-old with green streaks in his hair can’t find a way to stand out–and the clock is ticking. Senior year is almost over. If Gar doesn’t find a way to impress the Chosen Ones–the social elite at Bull Creek High School–he will never know what it’s like to matter. Gar’s best friends, Stella and Tank, don’t understand why he cares what other people think. They miss their funny, pizza-loving, video game-obsessed best friend.
Then Gar accepts a wild dare out of the blue. It impresses the Chosen Ones and his social status soars. But other things are changing, too. Gar grows six inches overnight. His voice drops and, suddenly, he’s stronger and faster. He’s finally getting everything he wanted, but his newfound popularity comes at a price. Gar has to work harder to impress his new friends. The dares keep getting bigger and the stakes keep getting higher.
When Gar realizes the extent of his physical changes, he has to dig deep and face the truth about himself–and the people who truly matter–before his life spirals out of control.
Expected publication: September 1st 2020 by DC Ink
September is a massive month for book releases. It usually seems to be, but this one is huge. A lot of the covid pushed books are finally coming out. Prepare to be broke for the month…
As always, this isn’t everything. I tried to pick books I’m excited for along with others that I think will be popular. Dates were taken from Goodreads, so they can possibly be wrong. They’ve missed a few updates.
I’m so excited to share some info and page graphics with you today. My review will come a bit closer to release date which is in one month! Thank you to DC for my review copy.
Just a quick update on my yearly challenges. I’m pretty happy with where I am (except the audiobooks). I honestly can’t believe half the year is over already. I have totally failed with updating these on the host pages. I need to do better.
14 books Goal 12
June was a pretty decent reading month for me (July is not going that way yet). I’m doing well on all challenges except for audiobooks. At this point, I will be happy to get one more done for the year.