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Marineko Book Awards 2015

Better late than never? Throughout 2015 I read more comics/graphic novels than any other type of book, and more SFF than contemporary (what a surprise). Out of 255 books, I only read 42 books by writers of colour, and 25 with LGBTQIAP themes. 55% of the books I read were written by women.

Of all the books I read in 2015, these are some of my favourites.

FANTASY
Sorcerer to the Crown, Zen Cho
Blue Lily, Lily Blue, Maggie Stiefvater

SF
Ancillary Sword, Ann Leckie
The Just City, Jo Walton

HORROR
Coldest Girl in Coldtown, Holly Black

ROMANCE
P.S. I Still Love You, Jenny Han

MYSTERY/THRILLER
♥ none

CHILDREN’S PICTURE BOOK
The Princess and the Pony, Kate Beaton
Last Stop on Market Street, Matt de la Peña
(there were really too many that I wanted to include here!)

CONTEMPORARY/REALISTIC
Fans of the Impossible Life, Kate Scelsa
Infinite in Between, Carolyn Mackler

HISTORICAL
♥ none

NON-FICTION
Bad Feminist, Roxane Gay
Girl in a Band, Kim Gordon

HUMOUR
Step Aside, Pops!, Kate Beaton

MANGA SERIAL (SHOJO/JOSEI)
What Did You Eat Yesterday?, Yoshinaga Fumi

MANGA SERIAL (SHONEN/SEINEN)
♥ 3月のライオン , 羽海野 チカ (3gatsu no Lion, Umino Chica)

STANDALONE MANGA
♥ none

GRAPHIC NOVEL/COMIC (Series)
Rocket Raccoon Vol.1: A Chasing Tale, Skottie Young
Ms. Marvel Vol.4: Last Days, G. Willow Wilson

STANDALONE GRAPHIC NOVEL/COMIC
Baba Yaga’s Assistant, Marika McCoola
Nimona, Noelle Stevenson

POETRY
Four Quartets, T.S. Eliot

BEST RE-READ
Sense and Sensibility, Jane Austen

TOP TEN BOOKS THAT DIDN’T MAKE THE LIST
Hotel Under the Sand, Kage Baker
Half Magic, Edward Eager
Who Fears Death, Nnedi Okorafor
The Circus Is Coming, Noel Streatfeild
The Philosopher Kings, Jo Walton
El Deafo, Cece Bell
The Private Eye, Brian K. Vaughan
Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda, Becky Albertalli
Captain Marvel Vol.1: In Pursuit of Flight, Kelly Sue DeConnick
A Darker Shade of Magic, V.E. Schwab

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Weekly Geeks 2009-09: Quote of the Week, Part 7

“We like to talk big… vampires do. “I’m going to destroy the world.” That’s just tough-guy talk. Strutting around with your friends over a pint of blood. The truth is, I LIKE this world. You’ve got…dog racing, Manchester united. And you’ve got people. Billions of people walking around like Happy Meals with legs. It’s all right here. But then someone comes along with a vision. With a real… passion for destruction. Angel could pull it off. Good-bye, Picadilly. Farewell, Leicester-bloody-Square.”

– Spike, Buffy the Vampire Slayer