This week I read:
Batwoman: Elegy by Greg Rucka and J. H. Williams III: Beautiful artwork, although the story didn't seem fully realized. Superhero graphic novel. ****
Trinity: A Graphic History of the First Atomic Bomb by Jonathan Fetter-Vorm: I think this is an excellent telling of the history. I do not think I am smart enough to understand it fully. Non-fiction graphic novel. ****
Ten by Gretchen McNeil: The writing wasn't the best but it certainly was chilling. I love the idea of a modern YA retelling of an Agatha Christie novel. There just aren't enough pure YA mysteries out there. YA suspense novel ****
The Professor's Daughter by Joann Sfar and Emmanuel Guibert: very cute and fun. I loved it but it probably isn't a humor for everyone. Humor graphic novel **** (My friend Maria introduced me to this GN. Read her review here.)
The White Bicycle by Beverly Brenna: The voice is fabulous but everything else seems kind of washed out in comparison to Taylor's character. I can see how the Printz committee awarded this one, though. Coming of age YA novel ****
Splendors and Glooms by Laura Amy Schlitz: I think this is so well written, but it didn't grab my interest (which really surprised me because I generally love stories like this!) MG historical fantasy ****
Hawkeye & Mockingbird/Black Widow: Widowmaker by Jim McCann, Duane Swierczynski, David Lopez, Manuel Garcia: It was fun. Not great, but fun. The best part was the end where they put in the Hawkeye story for the 80s. Superhero graphic novel ***
The Avengers Vol. 1 by Brian Michael Bendis and John Romita Jr.: I loved all the characters but the time travel plot was too confusing for me. Superhero graphic novel ***
Fun Home by Alison Bechdel: Very well done and intriguing. Memoir graphic novel ****
I am currently reading:
Three Times Lucky by Sheila Turnage: I love this so much. GREAT voice.
The Basic Eight by Daniel Handler: I love this so much too. GREAT voice.
Dark Places by Gillian Flynn: My hold on this one still hasn't come in for me to finish it...I'm going to forget everything that's going on, I fear!
I plan on starting this week:
A Flight of Angels conceived and illustrated by Rebecca Guay
Saga by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples
Jerusalem: Chronicles from the Holy City by Guy Delisle
The Avengers vol. 2 by Brian Michael Bendis, John Romita Jr. and Klaus Janson
Bomb: The Race to Build - and Steal - The World's Most Dangerous Weapon by Steve Sheinkin
Winger by Andrew Smith
The Night She Disappeared by April Henry
Daredevil vol 1 by Mark Waid, Marcos Martin, and Paolo Manuel Rivera
Every Day by David Levithan