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Off to a good start with my usual mix of fiction and graphic novels (Hawkeye! Clockworks!). And somehow I finished reading two Dan Simmons books this month, The Abominable (Mt Everest madness) and The Fall of Hyperion (sci-fi goodness).
I did a lot of graphic novel reading for Graphic Novel Month (the brainchild of Debi and Chris)! Eight graphic novels/memoirs this month!
March seems to have been a month of kid lit. Homecoming by Cynthia Voight, A stitch in time by Penelope Lively, Cart and Cwidder (Dalemark Quartet #1) by Diana Wynne Jones were some of the highlights of this month. Also my boy turned 3!
Ooh in April I got hooked on Brian K Vaughan’s Saga as well as the very bizarre Morning Glories! And my other boy turned a big old ONE!
The highlight of May was Monique Truong’s Bitter in the Mouth. An absolutely amazing unforgettable book!
In June, new-to-me authors included Rachel Hartman, Maggie Shipstead, Howard Cruse, Laurie Colwin, Kathryn Ma. And I read Goldfinch. That was quite a feat.
I read a book called Everything I never told you and it is on almost every “Best of 2014” book list I’ve come across!
This was a month for female authors! Shin Kyung-Sook, Yangsze Choo, Maria Semple, Emma Straub, Thrity Umrigar, Barbara Gowdy, Leigh Bardugo!
Aarti’s Diversiverse got me paying special attention to what I read this month! And also it was RIP IX time!
I started a new comic series, Terry Moore’s Strangers in Paradise, and fell hard for its characters and their relationships. And it was Read-a-thon time! The kids ‘helped’ so I didn’t get much reading done!
Nonfiction November got me finally reading some more nonfiction this month! Roz Chast’s graphic memoir was probably my favourite read.
I’m tackling the books I’ve been really wanting to read! Like Life After Life by Kate Atkinson and The Woman Upstairs by Claire Messud.
It’s been a fun reading year. How has yours been?
Everything I Never Told You is definitely on my favorites list! I love playing catch-up in December and both of the books you mention were titles I remember splitting opinions pretty evenly! I enjoyed both of them (especially the beginning of The Woman Upstairs…it’s incredible) and hope they end up being good reads for you.
I loved The Woman Upstairs and parts of Life After Life!
Iread and loved both of your December catch-up book. Will they be doing Graphic Novel month again in 2015? It sounds interesting.
It’s a rather informal thing but i’m hoping they will!
So, I missed out on Everything I’ve Never Told You- but all these BEST OF lists have me itching to read!!!!!!!!
Oh don’t get me started on those Best Of lists!!! I am addicted to scanning them and adding and adding books to my list
I know! I’m like don’t let me look at another Best Of list. TBR overflowing!
I loved Maggie Shipstead’s Seating Arrangements and Astonish Me is on my TBR list. Everything I Never Told You is on my Best Debuts of 2014 list…jury’s still out on whether it will make my overall list or not – I guess I have until Tuesday to decide!
The truth is I was surprised to see it make so many ‘Best of’ lists!
Looks like such a great reading year for you! I see a few graphic novels I need to add to my TBR.
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