This week, I read:
Holes by Lousi Sachar: A reread. Just as amazing this time around.
The Death of Captain America Vol. 2: The Burden of Dreams by Ed Brubaker, Butch Guise, Steve Epting, Mike Perkins. Really love this story.
Scarlet by Brian Michael Bendis and Alex Maleev. I think the story is well-done, but I'm just not a fan of the whole vigilante plot. I see that volume 6 of the comic book was just published, though. I'll definitely pick it up.
The Death of Captain America: The Man who Bought America by Ed Brubaker, Steve Epting, Luke Ross, Roberto de la Torre. A great end to the story.
Drama by Raina Telgemeier: I love Telgemeier SO MUCH. I think I might have even enjoyed this story more than Smile (and I ADORE Smile!)
Birds of Prey volumes 10-16 by Duane Swierczynski, Travel Foreman, Jesus Saiz: Goodbye Katana! Hello Strix!
Avengers Assemble volumes 9-12 by Kelly Sue DeConnick and Stefano Caselli : Started reading this because I'm such a fan of Captain Marvel (also written by DeConnick). I have a slight feeling that this is the Newbies' guide to The Avengers, but that didn't stop me from enjoying it to pieces.
Currently, I am in the midst of:
Dark Places by Gillian Flynn: Did I mention that I had to return this book because it had a hold on it? Well, I haven't gotten it back yet. I want to finish it though!
Splendors and Glooms by Laura Amy Schlitz: I'll finish this one of these years. I like the characters but it is SO LONG.
The Basic Eight by Daniel Handler: OH HOW I LOVE THIS BOOK.
Trinity: A Graphic History of the First Atomic Bomb by Jonathan Fetter-Vorm. I got confused in the first 8 pages. I didn't read much after that. Science scares me. I will finish it though!
Ten by Gretchen McNeil: A quick read. It's fun, but not as well-written as I'd like.
Batwoman: Elegy by Greg Rucka and J.H. Williams III: I think Williams is my favorite comic book illustrator I've so far encountered. GORGEOUS!
This week I hope to get to:
This is Not a Test by Courtney Summers: A bit squeamish about zombies, but Summers is one of my FAVORITE YA authors. Hoping this will be a quick read.
The Madman's Daughter by Megan Shepherd: A coworker of mine was in writer's group with this author! AND I hope to get her to speak at my library's Teen Lit Fest this year. So, needless to say, I'm super excited to read this book!
Hawkeye and Mockingbird and Black Widow: Widowmaker: I didn't love the first Hawkeye & Mockingbird GN, but I liked it well enough to read this sequel of sorts.
Stargazing Dog by Takashi Murakami: Part of my quest to read Yalsa's top ten great graphic novels.
The Avengers by Brian Michael Bendis and John Romita Jr.: I've been told this is a good place to start for those of us who have never read Avengers comics before. We'll see.
Batwoman vol. 2: To Drown the World by J.H. Williams III, W. Haden Blackman, Amy Reeder, Trevor McCarthy: Trying to catch up on my Batwoman comics.