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January’s Books (plus ramblings on Civil War II: The Oath)


Young Adult
* Heartless, Marissa Meyer
* Carve the Mark, Veronica Roth
* Georgia Peaches and Other Forbidden Fruit, Jaye Robin Brown
* True Letters From A Fictional Life, Kenneth Logan
* Thick As Thieves, Megan Whalen Turner
* You Know Me Well, Nina LaCour & David Levithan
* Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares, Rachel Cohn & David Levithan Continue reading “January’s Books (plus ramblings on Civil War II: The Oath)”

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December’s Books


* The Evil Wizard Smallbone by Delia Sherman
* A Sudden Wild Magic by Diana Wynne Jones
* Urban by Azrin Fauzi (short stories)

* What Did You Eat Yesterday? (11) by Yoshinaga Fumi
* Haikyuu! (15) by Furudate Haruichi
* Ms. Marvel Vol.6 by G. Willow Wilson
* The Beauty Vol.2 by Jeremy Haun
* The Vision Vol.2: Little Better Than A Beast by Tom King
* Paper Girls Vol.2 by Brian K. Vaughan
* Mockingbird Vol.1: I Can Explain by Chelsea Cain
* Mooncop by Tom Gauld
* Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic by Alison Bechdel

Picture Books
* Triangle by Mac Barnett & Jon Klassen
* Penguin Problems by John Jory

Well, I did manage to complete my Goodreads Challenge this year, although it was mostly thanks to the comics (probably). I read a LOT of comics this year – and a lot of really good fiction, too! I finished Diana Wynne Jones’ A Sudden Wild Magic, which I think is the last previously unread DWJ (not counting Changeover) novel in my list. That made me feel a bit sad, because even though DWJ’s writing made it so that every read feels different, there are no more new worlds from her for me to explore. And then, of course, after reading her it took me a long time to even be able to pick up another work of fiction because who could ever compare?

(Okay, Megan Whalen  Turner, maybe, but I’m saving my Queen’s Thief reread for next year.)

Anyway. I also read The Evil Wizard Smallbone which Kit said was DWJ-esque and I loved it and saw her point, although I don’t completely agree. It is a very lovely book, however.

I’m going to Malacca over this weekend, where there’s hardly any wifi or phone reception, so I probably won’t be posting my usual end-of-year wrap-up until next week (yes, in January.)

Happy New Year!

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November’s Books


Young Adult
* The Upside of Unrequited, Becky Albertalli
* A Million Worlds With You, Claudia Gray
* Geekerella: A Fangirl Fairy Tale, Ashley Poston

* Necessity, Jo Walton

* Seven Days: Monday-Thursday, Takarai Rihito
* Seven Days: Friday-Sunday, Takarai Rihito
* Ashita no Tanin, Masao Sangatsu
* Civil War II: Amazing Spider-Man, Christos Gage
* Civil War II: Choosing Sides, Declan Shalvey

Children’s/Picture Books
* A Hungry Lion, or A Dwindling Assortment of Animals, Lucy Ruth Cummins
* Secret Agent Splat, Rob Scotton
* The Zebra Who Ran Too Fast, Jenni Desmon
* The Sleepy Book, Charlotte Zolotow
* Noggin and the Whale, Oliver Postgate

My nieces have been in KL for the last two weeks or so; a few of the picture books were really read out loud to one of them. I started the month trying to catch up with my comics stack, but soon fell behind again as I had to run event… after event… after event… at the store. I’ve started listening to audiobooks earlier this month because I realised that I hadn’t been able to read in the train as much as I used to – not enough space to hold a book most of the time, and my brain too tired to look at more words some of the time.

I’m really in the contemporary YA mood right now, but that isn’t reflected much in my November reads. Earlier in the month I read Jo Walton, and Jo Walton always made me want to tackle the more challenging stuff. But I’ve been in that “fire bad, tree pretty” kind of mode these days… so I’ll probably be switching things up this month, once I finish my current read!