This week’s topic is Superheros. One of these is not a hero, but I figured it would count.
I don’t always remember to look up graphic novels, but I did see some coming out that look pretty good. I thought I would share my top ten (for now).
To be fair, I was pre-pared to buy a lot in October because I was going to a YA Lit Conference put on by Anderson’s Bookshop. I buy a lot there to get signed after the event. Plus, this was a big release month.
I’ll start with ebooks since there aren’t too many of those.
I thought I would do horribly with this one. But some graphic novels and a bit of “cheating” helped me finish. The only one I sort of took liberties with was Song of the Crimson Flower. It has royalty throughout the book. But the pirates/smuggers were part of the background more. They were still mentioned, so I counted it.
I was a bit too busy preparing for vacation to color this time.
As predicted, I read a bit less in October. I barely read on vacation, but I’m hoping to read more in November. I still did pretty well though.
The Caged Queen 5 stars
A Thousand Fires 4 stars
Triston Strong Punches A Hole In The Sky 4 stars
Goodreads Monday is hosted by Lauren’s Page Turners. All you have to do is show off a book from your TBR that you’re looking forward to reading.
It’s getting hard to remember which ones I’ve done already, so I’m sorry if you see a book pop up on these more than once.
Pumpkinheads by Rainbow Rowell and Faith Erin Hicks
Deja and Josiah are seasonal best friends.
Every autumn, all through high school, they’ve worked together at the best pumpkin patch in the whole wide world. (Not many people know that the best pumpkin patch in the whole wide world is in Omaha, Nebraska, but it definitely is.) They say good-bye every Halloween, and they’re reunited every September 1.
But this Halloween is different—Josiah and Deja are finally seniors, and this is their last season at the pumpkin patch. Their last shift together. Their last good-bye.
Josiah’s ready to spend the whole night feeling melancholy about it. Deja isn’t ready to let him. She’s got a plan: What if—instead of moping and the usual slinging lima beans down at the Succotash Hut—they went out with a bang? They could see all the sights! Taste all the snacks! And Josiah could finally talk to that cute girl he’s been mooning over for three years . . .
What if their last shift was an adventure?
Beloved writer Rainbow Rowell and Eisner Award–winning artist Faith Erin Hicks have teamed up to create this tender and hilarious story about two irresistible teens discovering what it means to leave behind a place—and a person—with no regrets.
I actually thought I would read more in September with my husband working long hours. Somehow that didn’t happen though. I still did well, pretty close to my average.
These won’t be in order of when I read them, but they were all read in September.
Into the Crooked Place (physical arc) 4 stars
Gravemaidens (digital arc) 4 1/2 stars
The Never Tilting World (digital arc) 4 1/2 stars