Read in May 2015

That’s right. Once again, it is the end of another month and I’ve forgotten to post about the books I read in the previous month! Gah.

I hesitate, knowing that there’s so many books that I’ve not actually talked about, wondering why I don’t write about books more often.

Of course the answer is: life. Kids. Chores. Doing stuff with kids. And what is the best reason of all, reading books. And I have been reading and reading all the books, especially comics in May. Such good comics too!

Among my favourites in May were:

Love and Capes
Underwater Welder

I reread two books: The Hobbit and To Sir with Love

And read a classic children’s book that everyone else seems to have read: From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs Basil E. Frankweiler

As for non-fiction, I even read a few, mostly food-related, but hey, there was non-fiction read in May!

 

Comics


Love and Capes Vol 3: Wake Up Where You Are – Thomas F. Zahler
Love and Capes Vol 4: What to Expect – Thomas F. Zahler
Abelard – Renaud Dillies
Mystique: Ultimate collection – Brian K Vaughan, Jorge Lucas, Michael Ryan, Manuel Garcia
Adventure Time Vol 1 – Ryan North, Braden Lamb, Shelli Paroline (Illustrator)
Adventure Time Vol 2 – Ryan North, Shelli Paroline (Illustrations), Braden Lamb (Illustrations), Mike Holmes (Illustrator)
Adventure Time with Fionna and Cake (Vol 1) – Natasha Allegri, Lucy Knisley, Kate Leth
Blue is the warmest colour – Julie Maroh
Adventure Time: Marceline and the Scream Queens – Meredith Gran
Adventure Time Vol 4 – Ryan North, Braden Lamb (Illustrations), Shelli Paroline (Illustrations)
Adventure Time Vol 3 – Ryan North, Braden Lamb (Illustrations), Shelli Paroline (Illustrations)
The Woods Vol 1 – James Tynion IV, Michael Dialynas
Underwater Welder – Jeff Lemire
Lucille – Ludovic Debeurme
The Borden Tragedy: a memoir of the infamous double murder at Fall River, Mass., 1892 – Rick Geary
Pride and Prejudice (Marvel adaptations) – Nancy Butler and Hugo Petrus
CSI: Serial (graphic novel #1) – Max Allan Collins
The Cape – Joe Hill, Zach Howard, Jason Ciaramella

Fiction

 


The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making (Fairyland #1) – Catherynne M. Valente
Foreign Affairs – Alison Lucie
Soy Sauce for Beginners – Kirstin Chen
Dicey’s Song (Tillerman cycle #2) – Cynthia Voigt
The Hobbit – J R R Tolkien
To Sir with Love – E.R. Braithwaite
From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler – E.L. Konigsburg
Chef – Jaspreet Singh

Non-fiction


Best Food Writing 2014 – Holly Hughes (ed)
Death be not proud – John Gunther
The Chronology of Water – Lidia Yuknavitch
Maman’s Homesick Pie: A Persian Heart in an American Kitchen – Donia Bijan
Men explain things to me – Rebecca Solnit
Come in, we’re closed: an invitation to staff meals at the world’s best restaurants – Christine Carroll and Jody Eddy

Books Read in 2015

1. All the light we cannot see – Anthony Doerr
2. Through the Woods – Emily Carroll
3. Whiskey Tango Foxtrot – David Shafer
4. Migratory Animals – Mary Helen Specht
5. All the Birds, Singing – Evie Wyld
5. Who ate up all the Shinga? – Park Wan-Suh
6. Blue Lily, Lily Blue – Maggie Stiefvater
7. Dept. of Speculation – Jenny Offill
8. The Story of a New Name – Elena Ferrante